Berlin 2013: 5 Tips for the Chilly Red Carpet

From the right footwear to the latest trends athletes use, how to stay warm in frigid temperatures.
Angelina Jolie at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival
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This story first appeared in the Feb. 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

1. Choose walkable heels

This isn't the time to wear 5- or 6-inchers. You might want to run down the red carpet without stopping to work the press line because of frigid temps, so you'll need a pair that allows you to get indoors fast.

2. It might sound like a no-brainer, but look for a dress with sleeves

The look happens to be very on trend this season. No longer limited to the over-60 crowd, it was seen on Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie at last year's Berlinale.

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3. Go with heavy-duty material

Look for a gown in velvet, stretch crepe, silk brocade or a silk-wool blend. Steer clear of filmy silk chiffons, frothy tulle or lace.

4. Watch out for static

"Carry travel-size, cream-based hair products to tame down the static that can be caused by dry, cold weather," says hairstylist Jenny Cho. "Choose a hairstyle that is down so the hair can keep you a little warmer."

5. Try stick-on athletic heating pads

It sounds nutty, but it's rumored that street-style icon Anna Dello Russo does it to keep warm in skimpy outfits at New York, Milan and Paris fashion weeks in the winter.

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