Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman arrived at the Australian Premiere of “The Golden Compass” in Sydney, Australia dressed in a shiny metallic suit. Though metallics are all the rage, this suit is just too much!

First of all, it looks a little small on her. For such a thin woman, that should be impossible. But the suit looks to binding her – particularly underneath the arms.

I would probably loved this outfit if she wore the jacket with a neutral pant. But the all-over shine of this suit makes it look really cheesy. She’s also wearing a cumberbund, which is one of the popular menswear accessories filtering into women’s fashions right now. However with this ensemble, maybe it should have been black.

Thumbs down, Nicole!

Instead of wearing metallics from head-to-toe, it’s best to wear them more subtly. If you want to wear a silver, gold or other other metallic jacket this holiday season, add it to a black dress or pant suit. Then accessorize with metallic shoes, handbags and jewelry.

A pair of silver strappy sandals can be a versatile piece to your wardrobe and a fashion essential this time of year. Also consider buying a metallic or sequined ballet flat for those times when you don’t want to wear heels, but still want to be glamorous.

Carry a small gold or silver evening bag, and finish off the outfit with a pair of simple hoop earrings.

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