"Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher went for retro glamour at the TV Land Awards in Santa Monica this past weekend. Wearing a floor-length, body-skimming black gown, Teri showed off some leg thanks to the dress's front slit, and she paired the look with delicate strappy sandals adorned with nude-colored rosettes. If you've got a black-tie event coming up, a long black gown is a classic way to go. Here's how to get Teri's dramatic Hollywood style at any budget.
For a simple and elegant dress, check out ABS by Allen Schwartz's Halter Twist Gown. The crisscrossed bodice and halter cut shape show off your arms and back, and the long fluid drape of the skirt gently skims your curves. Another timeless look is Laundry by Design's V-neck Satin Gown with Broaches. The flattering V neckline is accentuated with the vintage-style brooches on the straps.
To go a little more Hollywood, try Calvin Klein's One Shoulder Matte Jersey Dress . It has black sequins at the bust area, like Teri's gown, with a spaghetti strap on one shoulder. It also gives a long, lean silhouette. But for the ultimate in glamour and glitz, designer Roberto Cavalli's Full Length Gown just might do the trick. With the diamante trim on the bustier, the high slit at the front, and the costly price tag, this stunning dress is the ultimate fashion splurge.
When it comes to your shoes, opt for black, strappy heeled sandals. If you're shopping on a budget, BP's Dazzle Satin Sandal is a great pick at a great price. Or you can try Ralph Lauren's sexy Mimi Suede Rosette Sandal in Black/Pink for a splash of brilliant color.
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