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Berlin 2013: 5 Tips for the Chilly Red Carpet

Angelina Jolie at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival
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From the right footwear to the latest trends athletes use, how to stay warm in frigid temperatures.

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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