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1980's Black party shift

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If today's addition doesn't say New Year's Eve party dress, then I don't know what does. This glitzy sheer shift with metallic gold and silver embroidery is the perfect holiday outfit. Paired with some pumps and sparkling earrings,this ensemble will be the life of the party.  Check it out in the shop

1970's Black sparkle maxi

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Today I'm posting a fun black sparkle maxi dress from the 1970's.  It's a floor length sheer dress that has tiny metallic embroidery dots all over it.  The dots look like little rhinestones, but are really much more subtle.  The top section has a ruffled collar layer that hangs over the sleeves with a second ruffled layer that is positioned to create flutter arm holes.  When I saw this dress I thought it was a more modern Studio 54 look.  Because the skirt is so sheer, it could either be paired with a black mini skirt or a little black dress to act as a slip.  It could be a very glamorous look!  Check it out in the shop

1970's Black sequin dress

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Va-va-voom!  Today's dress is a 1970's fully sequined black evening dress.  It's super glamorous and has a classic fitted silhouette that's very flattering.  It has thin spaghetti straps and a metal zipper on the left side.  Because the top is slightly daring, it's nice that the skirt is a little long and has more of a modest pencil skirt look.  It's pretty obvious that this dress has enough sparkle to it, so the only accessories needed are heels, a simple clutch, a fun lip color, and a sleek hairdo. Too much jewelry might be overkill with this one!  Check it out today in the shop