Paula Patton in Louis Vuitton

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...for an election night celebration—or wake, if your man loses—might include this chic fit-and-flare strapless dress (Louis Vuitton): A flattering wool-wrapped bodice gives way to a billowing skirt of stiff, glistening silk twill. "I'm not the waifish model type," says Paula, "so I like things that are cinched at the waist and fuller on the lower body." Pale, warm neutrals—cream, oatmeal, beige—are beautiful on golden skin (grayer shades make Paula's look washed-out). Colors this light won't seem too summery for fall as long as the materials have substance. Shoes, Sergio Rossi.