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A night out.

Guarantee yourself some fun this holiday season. Slip into a fabulous outfit that speaks to your mood, then enjoy a spectacular night out with friends. Choose your look based on how dressy the evening plans are and how well the garment fits. Here are some head-turning ideas:


Ebony Fashion Fair Commentator Jada Collins wears a dress by German designer Jutta Nordheim that is featured in the 51st annual Ebony Fashion Fair, "The Runway Report: What's Hip. What's Hot. What's Now!" Jada applies Ruby Kiss Limited Edition Fashion Fair Lip Teasers[R] aboard a 777 American Airlines flight.


Wow them in winter white!

Mini and maxi together, reminiscent of the '70s, take a sophisticated look to a new level with layers of lambswool.

On Tennille: Swarovski crystal hoop, Philippe Audibert, $145, Lydia Park Tipper coat, off-white wool/cashmere/Mongolian lamb coat, $2,800, 212-564-5140. Annabelle dress, Lydia Park, $945 Swarovski crystal bracelet, Philippe Audibert, $430, Cadiz heel, Michael Antonio, $72,


When you've got it ...

A simple black dress updates beautifully when it's short and body-conscious.

On Wyinnetka: Gold/silver rhinestone earrings, $4.90, H&M stores. Black mesh spaghetti strap dress with sequin detail, La Belle, $49.99, Wide cuff bracelet with Swarovski crystals, Philippe Audibert, $2,680, Pavel heel, Michael Antonio, $42, On Tennille: Double hoop earrings, $4.90, H&M stores. One-shouldered gray with black trim balloon dress, Disaya, $530, Superlong silver chain, $9.90, H&M stores.


A slim-fitting black suit can take a man anywhere he needs to go. A Grecian-inspired chiffon dress can keep step in style!

On Michael: Poly-rayon 2-button suit jacket, Merona, $59.99, Long sleeve, multistriped, fitted, buttoned-down shirt, United Colors of Benetton, $69, 1-800-535-4491. Block silk tie, Nicole Farhi, $145, Nicole Farhi, 75 9th Avenue New York, N.Y. 10011. Poly-rayon, flat-front suit trousers, Merona, $24.99, On Grisel: Fringe linear earrings, Baby Phat, $38, Halter drape top in dove grey, FORM. Price available upon request, Metallic gold belt, stylist's own by Rainbow, $9.99, Rainbow stores. Fannie shoe in gold, Shane & Shawn, $220,


Pick purple and design a dramatic entrance.

On Tennille: 3-hoop Swarovski crystal earrings, Philippe Audibert, $430, Fitted dress with asymmetrical cowl neck, Jose Duran, $2,000, Granite heel, Michael Antonio, $37,


Add drama to both of your looks--a fitted jacket with shine for him, a plunging V-neck pleated dress for her.

On Grisel: Rainbow fluorite and amethyst stone earrings, Siman Tu, $405, Fontenay dress in violet, $640, Nicole Farhi velvet sash. Black satin glove, $14.90, H&M stores. Ayma heel, Michael Antonio, $42, On Michael: Fitted nylon tuxedo jacket with cotton velvet lapel and athletic mesh lining, Brian Wood, $395, Long sleeve Pinpoint Oxford in Purple, Merona, $24.99, Black bow tie, stylist's own by Club Monaco, $49.99, Everyday black belt, Eddie Bauer, $29.50, 18MM stainless steel and rubber bracelet with 1.5 CTW, Simmons Jewelry Co. L.A. Collection, $2,995, Black belt loop slim fit trousers with front and back pockets, United Colors of Benetton, $69, 1-800-535-4491.


Simple and sexy silhouettes assure elegant arrivals and departures.

On Tennille: Rhinestone multistring earrings, $6.90, H&M stores. Haley dress in taupe lace with turquoise underlay, frock! by Tracy Reese, select Macy's East, 1-800-343-0121. Siman Tu crystal and CZ bangles, $486-$816, Kook silver heel, Michael Antonio, $27, On Wyinnetka: Silver necklace with Swarovski crystal drops, Philippe Audibert, $340, Black jersey dress w/silver sequin detail, Trixxi, $49.99, Kameron heel, Michael Antonio, $37,


Who's the fairest? You are wear a fuschia, strapless, ruched dress. careful. You never know who's watching!

Crystal and CZ leaf earrings, Siman Tu, $394, Briana strapless dress in rose, frock! by Tracy Reese, $250, select Bloomingdales 1-800-232-1854. On Michael: Featherweight nylon jacket, French Connection, $128, select French Connection stores. Multistriped, buttoned-down shirt, Nicole Farhi, $175. Stretch flannel grey trousers, Nicole Farhi, $325.



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Author:Cole, Harriette
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Date:Dec 1, 2008
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