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Gowns of Elegance and Grace

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Gowns in which to float, to flirt, to dance, to be flattered and possibly achieve. Trending draped and close, a little revealing, often one shouldered, soft. New colors: deep magenta and yellow.

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Donna Karan Crimson Red One-Shoulder Dress- A va va voom dress without decollate. Drapes every inch of your Pilates toned figure. Sparkley accessories, silver or black. Viscose/Spandex. $2600

Notte by Marchessa Embellished One-Shoulder Silk-Chiffon Gown- A color extremely flattering to most complexions. Classic Grecian fall. Brooch or belt. Understated glamour. Coral Silk Chiffon; pleated sweetheart neck, gold bead and clear crystal embellishment at shoulder, draping from shoulder, structured bodice, empire waist; fully lined. Concealed hook and zip fastening at side. $1155.00

Zac Posen Stretch Satin-Crepe Fishtail Gown- Rather medieval, except for the luscious coral color. Sheer sand chiffon inserts give you a dusky warm tone to pick up in jewelry and accessories. Think delicate. The gown is sufficiently dramatic. Box pleated shoulders, half sleeves, scoop back. Fishtail hem. Concealed hook and zipper fastening at back. Acetate/Viscose. $2790.00

Elie Saab Backless Gown- A new color for spring-dark magenta. Careful with your make-up which should shade to pinks/reds on the blue side. Drops like a dream on slim figures. Side twist front, low scoop back. High side slit. Perfect with gold. $2652.00

Notte by Marchessa Strapless Silk-Chiffon gown-Another, even deeper, trend-magenta. Figure forgiving. Moves as you do. Extremely feminine. Pleated, sweetheart neckline, structured bodice, empire waist, draped organza ruffles; fully lined. Concealed hook and zipper fastening at the back. $1155.00

Yellow, Green, Bronze
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Julien MacDonald Empire Layered Silk-Satin and Chiffon Gown- Lemon. Athenian detailing in a gorgeous, unlikely color. Perfect on a deep tan. Best for brunettes. A head turner, without doubt. Silver neck chain, detachable buckle-fastening waist belt, asymmetric layers, asymmetric hem. Hook-fastening neck, concealed hook and zipper fastening at back. $2965.00

Phillip Lim Belted Silk-Crepe Gown-Like origami architecture. Simple, modern, striking. Draping at front, black patent leather belt (changeable), side slit pockets to hold their business cards, front split. Fully lined. Concealed zipper fastening at shoulder. $850.00

Butter by Nadia Long Satin Ball Gown-Olive. This dress wraps so many ways it actually comes with a book to help you experiment! A one-size-fits-all because of the strap control, its sumptuous sheen can be worn by a multitude of figures. Low, low v-neck. Many beautiful back possibilities. $505.00

Temperley London Silk Corsage Belt Dress-I don’t see a corsage, do you? Perhaps add a flower brooch at the waist gather or shoulder? Gold or crystal accessories please. Perhaps a bit of shimmering bronze eye shadow? One shoulder Silk dress with gathered waist band and drape detail. Long frill at the shoulder. Hidden side zipper. On sale $785.00

Blue, Amethyst, Purple
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Talbot Runhof Toscana One Shoulder Evening Gown-A bit more constructed than the chiffons, this allows for shapewear beneath. Handsome, uncomplicated, elegant. Get out the good jewelry. Ruching at the front and back bodice, column skirt with long slit through the back, concealed back zipper fastening. Polyester/Elastane. $1420.00

Temperley London Long Strapless Dress- Floaty and feminine. Perfect for dancing. Allows for figure flaws. Beautiful jewel color. Sweetheart neckline, gold, sequin and crystal detail at breast-match jewelry please. Top layer of fabric has crinkles and pleats that fall to hemline. Slightly gathered at the bustline. Separate bust support with boning and zipper is attached at the back of the dress inside. Fully lined. 100% Silk. On sale $730.00

Naeem Khan Beaded Top Gown- Original styling in an attractive deep turquoise color. Wrap bust with beading and crystal. Front and middle empire waist are gathered in a completely unique fashion. Admiring glances will follow. Flat stomachs, please. Side front has long slit. Constructed from three chiffon overlays and one silk underlayer. Concealed zipper and single hook and eye fastening. On sale $2859.00

Notte by Marchesa One-Shoulder Silk-Chiffon Gown-Amethyst. Careful with make-up tones. This piece needs little else. Perhaps delicate drop earrings ad bracelets. Sweetheart neckline. Stiffened organza ruffles across shoulder and pleated bodice look floral but aren’t that obvious. Internal boned bodice, ruched waist; full lined. Concealed zipper and hook fastening at the back. $1265.00

Issa Purple Floor Length One Shoulder Dress- Silk Jersey- Think ROYAL purple. Sublime with silver-rhinestones, crystal, diamonds; pearls. It’s a deep canvas on which to play. Nuanced styling. The rest is up to you. Sweetheart neckline and boned bodice giving the top structure. Ruching at waist gives the skirt an elegant drape. Hidden zipper fastening at the back. 100% Silk. $865.00

Goddess Pales
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Diane Von Furstenberg Yazhi Sequined Silk-Chiffon Gown-Light Gray. Like champagne bubbles or a shimmering (movie) star. Glamour squared. All over sequin embellishment, wrap front, silk ties at the waist. Fully lined. Angelina Jolie-wow. $1100.00

Halston Draped Satin-Jersey Halterneck Gown- The palest pink. Ava Gardner. Truly goddess apparel. Ruched draping, v-front, plisse overlay, thin self-tie belt at the waist, open back, split at asymmetric wrap-effect skirt, lined at bodice. Hook fastening at the side. 100% Viscose. Only European sizes 36 & 42 left but oh, if you’re one of those and want men to gasp around you …On sale $1015.00

Raoul Off White and Gold Penelope Gown-Penelope as in Ulysses wife-Grecian influenced ivory column. High neckline with metallic leather detail, asymmetrical hem, back keyhole. Silk/Leather. Wear especially long earrings and wonderful cuffs. Simple coiffure. A gown to show off natural assets. Eminently comfortable. Takes posture and presence. $1155.00

Zac Posen Silk-Blend Stretch-Crepe and Chiffon Gown- Blush crepe, chiffon inserts. Grace Kelly. Emphasize the purity with a long string of pearls. Move with grace. Hold gazes a little longer. Extra mascara. Elicit sighs. Concealed hook and zipper fastening at the back. $2990.00

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