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Swap your little black dress for a cool white one
"A lot of women shy away from white because they think it makes them look big, but this suit [Talbots jacket, $249, and dress, $199] totally changed my mind," says acting coach Lisa Masters, 45. "Slim as it is, sitting down in the dress is a breeze," thanks to its stretch. The simplicity of the wool shift is matched by a tailored jacket. Shoes can be key: Choose a simple pump for day and these silver-studded, python-printed leather sandals (Claudia Ciuti) for some enchanted evening.
Earrings, M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza. Ring, Noir Jewelry. Bangle, Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi. Chair, Preben Fabricius & JØrgen Kastholm, 1967, Suite New York.