Embellished

Poleci
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Embellished

01 of 07

Why We Love It

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Embellished
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More fractured than the usual black-tie sparkle, the hammered or broken sequins and scattered or patterned beadwork reflects a funky, rather than formal, glamour. Still, metallic shine has a much greater impact than outright color. Note there are no gowns and that all this audacious gleam sports a slip-on ease.

How to Wear It
Avoid playing dress up. Instead, pretend it's no big deal, as if you didn't even know the clothes reflected and refracted light. Don't even amp up the makeup. A red lip shatters the effect.

Photos: left, Peter Som; right, Stella McCartney

02 of 07

Ted Rossi

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Embellished
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Silk and leather with swarovski pearls and crystals cuff, Ted Rossi, $195; Call 212-683-1726.

03 of 07

Sheri Bodell

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Embellished
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Silk crepe dress, Sheri Bodell, $462; visit sheribodell.com for stores.

04 of 07

Miu Miu

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Embellished
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Leather with glitter and crystals flats, Miu Miu, $650; Call 888-977-1900.

05 of 07

32 Flavors

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Embellished
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Rayon t-shirt, 32 Flavors, $148; call 800-423-6335.

06 of 07

Twelve by Twelve

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Embellished
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Knit blend with sequins sweater jacket, Twelve by Twelve, $44; visit forever21.com for stores.

07 of 07

Poleci

Poleci
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Embroidered dress, Poleci, $660; Call 212-229-2424.

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