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One hot nurse: Glamorous mom rocks a stunning blue dress, but this former polo star has charity on her mind

One hot "retired" nurse: Glamorous mom rocks a stunning blue dress

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Elizabeth Allen favors Elie Saab designs for the fit and ease of wear. Photo by Michelle Watson
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Elizabeth Allen is joined by Shelby Kibodeaux, left, and Bruce Padilla at a charity benefit. Photo by Herb Hochman
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Elizabeth Allen on the runway at Tootsies for the Fresh Faces of Fashion event. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
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28 Elizabeth Bracken Allen at Fresh Faces of Fashion event at Tootsies September 2014

When Tootsies hosted an intimate ladies luncheon recently, featuring the spring designs of Elie Saab, one guest was a particular standout in one of the designer's daytime frocks. Elizabeth Allen, former polo player and "retired" registered nurse, chose this fitted dress in shades of blue.

She accessorized her outfit with YSL pumps, a Tom Ford clutch, necklace from Renee Lewis and earrings from Deutsch & Deutsch.

"I chose to wear my ensemble to pay respect to Elie Saab," she emailed. "He is an amazing designer and knows how to dress the modern woman. He chooses materials and 'fit' for the woman who wants to dress well and be comfortable at the same time! That is no easy task."

Having worked as a nurse at Texas Children's Hospital taking care of children with cystic fibrosis and HIV/AIDS, Elizabeth stepped back from her profession to raise the two daughters she shares with husband Daryl Allen and to be active in the charitable scene. 

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