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'Tis the season.

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With the holidays fast approaching, a woman can't have too many partywear options. There are cocktail parties, dinners with friends and even a few formal events. This season, designers offer sparkly attire that will help you update your wardrobe with ease and leave plenty of time for other holiday concerns. For the showstopper, there are sequins and beads, such as Derek Lam's creations or Angel Sanchez's attention-grabbing, olive-green gown with opulent shoulders. And there are plenty of options in black, from simple and sweet to Baby Phat's glittering black gown. So whether you are planning a romantic evening for just the two of you, or a night out on the town, you can't go wrong this holiday season if you follow the lead of these top designers.

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all aglow

Layered V-neck, empire cocktail dress with black piping from DEREK is made of gold metallic fabric and worn over black underskirt. Accessorized with chunky necklace and lacy, striped hose.

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sparkle & flow

Spaghetti-strap, muted green cocktail dress from BADGLEY MISCHKA covers silky underdress with sequined and embellished netting. Accessorized with blue stone necklace.

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fanfare

For those special holiday events. BABY PHAT offers glittery black cocktail dress with halter neckline, full skirt and a purple ribbon belt.

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satin do Opulent green, satin gown has ruffled bodice and shoulders that make a bold statement. By ANGEL SANCHEZ.

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Title Annotation:FASHION FAIR
Author:Johnson, Eunice W.
Publication:Ebony
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 2008
Words:237
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