Variety's 1st Annual Power of Women Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel brought out plenty of dashing dames: Anne Hathaway, Christinas Aguilera and Applegate, January Jones, Jamie Lee Curtis, and...Terrence Howard?

January Jones' curious LBD borders on the "backwards" - but she looks amazing!

I'm not sure what trend in trousers Jane Lynch is demonstrating. In fact, I'm not sure it's a trend at all.

Jane Kaczmarek's palm beachy situation screams "luncheon." Take that as you will.

Maria Bello's white-suit-sandals combo is a tad "beach wedding" for my tastes, but one can't deny her insouciance.

I adore Shannyn Sossamon's Miss Mix-worthy openwork waist and skirt. And anyone who knows what I'm referring to, I officially call my sister.

Jamie Lee Curtis does simple, classic, sexy, as she does so well.

Silk charmeuse, as Wendy Davis demonstrates, is apparently the new LBD. Except that it's not basic. Or especially versatile. People just wear it constantly.

Gotta give Anne Hathaway this: when the girl's on, she's really on. Plus she can wear saffron, which is quite a trick.

I guess having said that, I need to give Sherry Lansing props for sporting an entire field of pumpkin. Well, points for...boldness, certainly. She said kindly.

Camryn Manheim's loose-fitting horizontals are not what anyone would call flattering, and are what some would call frumpy, but a natural red-carpet smile earns major points.

Christina Aguilera takes the basic out of "little black dress" even as she emphasizes the "little."

After a bizarre Emmy showing, Olivia Wilde goes safely demure.

AnnaLynne McCord rides the metallic train - and it's kinda disco-fab.

This retro-pretty day dress is an amazing look for Christina Applegate.

Seriously, what would a "Power of Women" event be without noted women's advocate Terrence Howard in a pair of clashing shoes?

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