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HSN helps you sparkle like Michelle Obama for the holidays

November 30, 2009 |  3:06 pm


When my friend wants to make herself feel better about not living in a Hancock Park mansion she says, "Who wants to live on Rossmore anyway? Too much traffic." I tend to abide by that logic when I look at designer gowns like the shimmery silver-and-gold Naeem Khan creationMichelle Obama wore to the White House state dinner last week. I don't need a dress like that. It'd just take up space in my closet. But a slightly toned-down version?

For a more realistic sparkly ensemble meant to liven up a holiday party or New Year's celebration, there are the dresses, skirts and more from Khan's Timeless collection for HSN that launched in October. Prices are in the (somewhat) more reasonable price range of $60 to $500.

Not sure if you have the guts to pull off the glitz? Check out Times stylist Melissa Magsaysay's article on how to wear sequins.

-- Whitney Friedlander


Photos: Michelle Obama's fashions

Sequins adding shine to daytime dressing

Left photo: Michelle and Barack Obama at their first state dinner as residents of the White House. Credit: Susan Walsh / Associated Press.

Right photo: Timeless by Naeem Khan sequined V-neck swing dress in gold, $399.90. Credit: