ESC, Dare to Wear Applique, Daisy Ridley

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What wins on the red carpet doesn't always translate well in the average person's life. As much as Daisy Ridley stunned in a purple Jason Wu pre-fall 2016 gown at the Shanghai premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that 3-D effect can easily overwhelm without careful consideration.

How do we bring appliqué—a trend you'll surely see more of this awards show season—to a wearable level?

Like the Star Wars star, opt for a monochrome look—the texture will be less obvious and still create an eye-catching effect. Should you choose a printed iteration, the added details will probably exude a feminine flair, so pair it with basic neutrals or a simple print for an edgy contrast. When in doubt, top it off with a leather or moto jacket for good measure! 

ESC, Dare to Wear Applique

Missguided Floral Body-Con Dress, $93; H&M Off-the-Shoulder Top, $9.99; Tanya Taylor Ella Chiffon-Appliquéd Printed Organza Skirt, $343.40; Suno Lace Dress With Raised Floral Appliqué, $995

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