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Trend: Glam Evening Wear

This month’s style page features a dressed-down evening look. No sequins, crystals, lace, or metallics. The look is on-trend and totally modern, but if Hollywood glitz and glamour is more your speed, here are a few of our top cocktail dress picks for the holidays.


Beaded: Skip the LBD and try navy. Alice & Olivia‘s one-shoulder number (pictured), both beaded and sequined, is dramatic, different, and still timeless. Find it: Moxie, 5936 S. Holly St., 303-694-0773,

$: $597

Lurex: Be feminine and demure in a draped wrap dress, like a L’Agence frock with tulle overlay and metallic dots, which shows just a hint of skin. Find it: A.Line Boutique, 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 303-773-8200,

$: $475

Lace: It can go frumpy fast, so pick a silhouette that’s streamlined (i.e., not vintage), such as a Corey Lynn Calter lace minidress, and choose playful accessories. Find it: blu, 3201 E. Second Ave., 720-941-8034

$: $195

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