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Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and ...

Ode to old Hollywood

As much as we love today's stylish celebs and their endless array of fabulous fashion statements, it’s the glitz and allure of Hollywood past that epitomize glamour. Look no further than Reese Witherspoon’s character in Water for Elephants (in theaters now) for the perfect example of sultry vintage glam. We’ve made it easy for you to get the look and try some old Hollywood glamour on for size. Robert Pattinson, eat your heart out!

Ode to old Hollywood

Ode to old Hollywood2Anything but basic black

Witherspoon stunned on screen in a jaw-dropping black gown. Go for a similarly dazzling style in this floor-length ruffle-neck Meister David gown from Neiman Marcus ($440). The flattering V-neck and delicate crystal beading down the bodice make this a sexy yet tasteful evening option. Pair with a statement bangle like this industrial-inspired Marc Jacobs piece from Zappos Couture (on sale for $62), and simple black clutch ($49 at DSW).

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