Seems guys are befuddled by bells and whistles (or, as one of them put it, "anything that's bedazzled and glittery, like she's about to audition for a music video"). And anyway, what could be better than a no-frills, and hence perfect-for-ever-and-ever, dress? Good advice from Lou, 27: "Keep it basic and let your curves do the talking."

Dress, Mackage, $425. Necklace, Jane Basch, $135. Bangles, Sarah Chloe, $129 each. Heels, Kors Michael Kors, $225.

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