Style Spy: Classic Cocktail vs. Glamorous Glitter

These knockout party looks are anything but boring.

Your mailbox is filling up with holiday invitations. Take a few fashion risks, but be prepared for anything with two go-to looks: one classic black, one that glitters. Finish both with unfussy hair and tasteful jewels. Who said being two-faced is a bad thing?


Elegant with an edge, this dress by Isabella Garcia will become a trusty companion. It doesn’t hurt that the microfiber Spandex is forgiving and comfortable. $188 at Morgan’s of Delaware, Wilmington, 658-0968.

This Hardware By Renee handbag is made from tire treads and inner tubes that hang from airline cable or electrical wire. $65-$96 at Gallery 37, Milford, 265-2318.

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Keep the makeup simple, but make lips bold. Try Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation, $65; bareMinerals Bare Neutrals Palette, $40; and Kevyn Aucoin Bloodroses Expert Lip Color, $35. All from Houppette, 3842 Kennett Pike, Greenville,

Leather tie detailing adds a sexy twist to these Stuart Weitzman Beagirl heels. They’re perfect for work and play. $398 at Peter Kate Shoes, 3830 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 656-7463.


Go bold in this sultry platinum cocktail dress by Scala. Style 48377 comes in various colors, and the length can be adjusted. $298 at Morgan’s of Delaware, Wilmington, 658-0968.

Tory Burch’s Diana leather clutch is contemporary, yet timeless. $250, Nordstrom, Christiana Mall,

Opt for a smoky eye in muted metallic tones with soft nude tones on the lips. Try Terry Ombre Blackstar in Blonde Opal #3 and Frozen Quartz #6, $44 each; Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Highlighter, $44; bareMinerals Gen Nude Lipstick in Nudist, $20; and Buttercream lip gloss in Groovy, $18. All from Houppette.

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You will find an excuse to wear strappy Stuart Weitzman The Turningup Sandal with just about anything. $355 at Peter Kate Shoes, 3830 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 656-7463.

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