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If the dress code says "cocktail" . . . think faux-mink jacket and flirty, flared '50s-style frock. Satin stilettos and sparkle clutch keep this retro look in the now.

CUFF $250, Badgley Mischka at Henri Bendel; (800) 423-6335.

BRACELET $350, Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel;

BELTED COAT $168, Simply Vera Vera Wang;

DRESS $420, Chloé & Reese;

CLUTCH $120, Banana Republic;

SHOES $89, Jessica Simpson Collection at Bakers; (877) 746-3932.

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