Michelle Williams, senior manager, advertising and marketing, Saks Fifth Avenue. How to work the look: Masculine fabrics and silhouettes make a powerful statement when paired with feminine touches, such as jeweled brooches, corseted tops or strappy stilettos.
Rosemarie Ingleton, dermatologist. How to work the look: Metallics are no longer reserved strictly for formal evenings or the disco floor. They have a neutral quality that works with everything from denim to tweed.
Shirley Madhere, plastic surgeon. How to work the look: Stunning, sophisticated, sexy�the floral options this season go way beyond frumpy or demure.
Susan Akkad, vice-president, global skin-care marketing, Clinique. How to work the look: Eastern influences reinvent basic silhouettes this season, from obi sashes and silk kimonos to sheer chiffons and bold prints.
Dana Baxter, cofounder and copresident, Dime Media, Inc. How to work the look: Sometimes it’s a good thing to focus on the past. Classic fitted jackets and bias-cut skirts are reminiscent of thirties and forties elegance and style.
Latisha Daring, owner, Pieces Boutiques, Brooklyn and Harlem. How to work the look: Show off your free spirit with bold, colorful accessories or patterns that celebrate the uniqueness in you.
Mamie McDonald, owner, Mamie’s Day Spa, New York. How to work the look: Grecian silhouettes (draping and ruching) give you both coverage and sex appeal with a hint of skin.
Jacqueline Lamont, milliner. How to work the look: From supple, lightweight suedes to rugged reptile skins, the options are bold and brazen, quiet and soft.