Always carry baby wipes, choose the flesh you flash carefully and never do your own fake tan.
When it comes to getting red carpet ready, celebrity stylist Donny Galella knows every trick in the book.
The make-over expert and style blogger has revealed to Daily Mail Australia his do's and don'ts for the red carpet, including exactly what goes on behind the scenes.
Most recently Mr Galella, who has more than 10 years' experience in the industry, styled 20 women for the NRL's Dally M Awards.
But while the event was the 'night of nights' for players and their partners, it was a good six weeks in the making for Mr Galella.
He revealed a red carpet outfit can take more than a month of planning, and he conducts 'style surveys' with his clients to determine what they like and don't like and what body parts they are most happy with.
While the most common question on the red carpet is 'who are you wearing', Mr Galella said designer labels are not always the right choice.
'I've seen countless women pour themselves into an uncomfortable, ill-fitting royal blue prom dresses, that looks horrendous on them, only because they want to say 'I am wearing such and such',' he said.
'When I try on dresses with clients, I sometimes hide the label.
'Ignore brands and designers, look for a dress that you put on and instantly feel absolutely fantastic, the perfect dress should flatter your body and highlight your best assets.'
Another tip is to choose the flesh you flash carefully.
'If you show your bust, then cover the legs. Don't have it all on show,' Mr Galella said.
'I am really over ladies on the red carpet going for 'shock value'.'
Keeping everything in place is also crucial.
'If you are busty and wearing a low cut neckline, make sure you use Hollywood tape to prevent any nip slips,' Mr Galella said.
'If you are doing no bra, wear some nipple covers.
'If you can't wear a bra but need lift and support use boob lifting tape, Kim Kardashian is a master at this.'
Another tip is to keep some baby wipes on hand should you accidentally get a mark on your dress.
At this year's Dally M Awards, Mr Gallela styled 20 women including former Miss Universe Australia Tegan Martin, Beau Ryan's wife Kara and Corey Parker's wife Margaux.
While the red carpet was not until the evening, Mr Galella started his day at 9am setting up the penthouse at The Darling Hotel for his clients to get ready.
One of his favourite looks was Tegan Martin who wore a soft pink Jason Grech dress with tassel sleeved and Kelly Friend, the wife of Gold Coast Titans player Nathan Friend, who wore a red two-piece from J'Adore.
'Right from the outset I get my clients input to make sure they will be happy,' he said.
'Yes sometimes we have conflicting ideas, I always listen to them but always try illustrate my point of view so they can see where I am coming from.'
He does this by taking photos of different outfit choices which can be laid side-by-side to give a clear view of how it looks.
'Photos don't lie,' he said.
'In fact when I do fittings, I take frontal, side and back pics to show them how the outfit will photograph. That is such an important part of the process.'
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