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Paula Patton, Lea Michele

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Apparently holiday 2013 was the season for scarlet lace looks! We're not surprised to see two leading ladies in the color of Christmas, but in this case, Paula Patton's take on the fire-colored couture is far sexier than Lea Michele's

In fairness to the Glee star, Mrs. Robin Thicke wore her version of the look to a NYE fete while TV's Rachel Berry was attending a pre-holiday cocktail party. Aside from length, these cocktail frocks are almost identical, making our task of deciding which is best a tricky proposition...

We see three main differences to help us decide:

1. The Bling! Lea's Dolce & Gabbana look has beaded embellishments at the waistline and down the 3/4 length sleeves, giving it some gorgeous sparkle. Paula's style is far simpler, even with a bit of shine from the belt.

2. The Neckline: It's high versus scooped in this case, and our preference may surprise you. Yes, the Mission Impossible star's top may be sexier, but Lea's look has a fun, vintage feel that's just right for the winter season.

3. The Length: Here Paula is the clear winner. That mini is perfect for a last night of the year party, and it shows off her perfect fit legs.

Since we're counting categories, Lea takes it two to one. But what's your take on the two?