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1. 50s Lace

This look is all about old Hollywood glamour—with a bit of modern wit. (Check out the earrings and clutch!) Wear it with a bright, flirty pink lipstick and a Moscow mule.

EARRINGS, Elizabeth Cole, $268;
DRESS, DB Fashion Studio for Dressbar at Dressbarn, $68;
BRACELETS, $33 to $36 each;
JACKET, Stylus, $100;
BAG, Kate Spade New York, $398;
SHOE, SJP, $545;

2. 80s Sequins

Gunmetal jewelry and a moto jacket make this sparkly ombré sheath daring, not dated. Wear it with a warm, pinkish nude lipstick and a Rosetti.

DRESS, Maia, $99;
JACKET, $138;
BRACELETS, White House Black Market, $40 to $45 each;
SHOE, $89;
SCARF, $145;
RING, Vicenza, $90;

3. 20s beaded

A luscious velvet jacket contrasts beautifully with a flapper-style dress and vintage-look accessories. Wear it with a vivid, spunky red and a Hanky-Panky.
NECKLACE, Sequin, $148;
DRESS, Lauren Ralph Lauren Dress Collection, $320;
SHOE, Nina, $99;
JACKET, $129;
BROOCHES, $95 to $125 each;
RING, Artisan Gems, $36;
BAG, Badgley Mischka, $295; S&T Famous Bags, 718-375-2000
WATCH, $1,695;


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