12/15/2012 08:10 pm ET Updated Feb 14, 2013

Party Dressing Tips From Nina Dobrev's Stylist

Instead of slipping into your favorite little black dress for your next holiday party, take a chance with color. Ilaria Urbinati, stylist to stars like The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev and Krysten Ritter, suggests bright hues like red. "You can't ever go wrong with red, but punches of unexpected colors like royal blue, kelly green, fuchsia, or orange really stand out, too," Urbinati told