For Formal Fetes

Now is the time of year to look extravagant. Indulge!


Left:Laundry by Shelli Segal Deep V-Neck Metallic Gown– A Grecian column with old Hollywood pizzazz. Deep V-neck, sleeveless, strapless-bra-friendly. Allover micro accordion pleating, V-back. Self & lining: polyester. $265.00  

Center: AQUA Belted Sequin Gown– Extremely ladylike and patrician. Round neck, short sleeves, bra friendly. Allover sequin embellishments, V-back. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Self and lining: polyester. $278.00 

Right: Plunging Sweetheart Neck Ballgown by Ieena for Mac Dougal– You know you ‘ve always wanted to own one. Fit and flare. Hidden back-zipper closure. Plunging sweetheart neck. Side-seam pockets! A-line ballgown skirt with train. Deep V-back. Lined polyester.  $398.00

Pink Ice

Left: Dupioni Trumpet Gown by Alfred Sung– Sheer Female. Remember to keep jewelry delicate. Structured bodice gives way to gracefully flared trumpet skirt finished with a pretty bow and a geometric cutout in back. Hidden back-zipper closure; jewel closure behind neck. Lined polyester.

Center: Lace Backless Half Sleeve Evening Dress– Graceful, feminine, discretely covered for both the younger and older spectrum. A line silhouette with round neck. Rosey beige polyester lace and chiffon. Sale $109.99   

Right: Sequin Off the Shoulder Gown by Dessy Collection– If you have the figure, this is a sleek way to show it off without being vulgar. All over, blush sequins, crossover cutout back. Hidden side-zipper closure. Cap sleeves. Full-length A-line skirt Lined nylon. $278.00


Left: Sheer Top Evening Gown by Teri Jon– Another feminine dress for younger, older and the more conservative among you. Classic A-line gown with lace flower appliqués. Illusion neckline. Long sleeves. Exposed back zipper and back button detail. Polyester. Sale $644.00

Center: Fame/Partners The Jennifer– This is a bespoke dress, high fashion for the price of an off-the-rack. Strapless, column-fit gown in heavy georgette features a structured overlay at the bust, a defined waist, and a mermaid-style skirt. Invisible zipper and hook and eye closure. $249.00

Right: Off the Shoulder Embroidered Gown– Flattering jewel tone blue. Short sleeve with fitted top, slightly high waist. Slightly stretchy polyester lace. Back zipper closure. $83.25

Not Shown: Palest blue Fame/Partners The Mae $244.00  

Not Shown: Capture the Moon Navy Sequin Bodycon Gown $89.00 

Lady in RED

Left: Laundry by Shelli Segal High/Low Jacquard Gown– Subtle pattern in a seasonal hue. Straight neckline, strapless, strapless-bra-friendly. Inner grip trim, allover floral jacquard pattern. Front and back pleats at skirt. Concealed back zipper closure. Self & lining: polyester $325.00

Center: High/Low Gown by Avery G.– Contemporary flair with a princess vibe. Shoes will show so make them fabulous. Square neckline, fixed spaghetti straps, sewn-in bra inserts, strapless-bra-friendly. Ball gown with tulle underlay. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Self, tulle & lining: polyester. $268.00

Right: Embellished Lace Mermaid Gown by Mac Dougal– Va VaVoom. On trend lace with a siren cut. Hidden back-zipper closure. V-neck with sheer-illusion inset. Dipped back. Lined at bodice and skirt. Polyester. $698.00

Not Shown: Floral Print Brocade Gown by Xscape $299.00  

Ever Black

Left: Black Lace Flutter Sleeve Split Gown– For those who like a bit of cover. Round neck.  Zipper-back fastening, Lace splicing, Cinched waist, Thigh split, Fishtail hem; Slim fit. Stretchy. $78.00

Center: BCBGMAXAZRIA Bryleigh Cross-Front Ruffle Gown– Very flirty and contemporary. Cross-front neckline, cutouts and coquettish front and back draped ruffles. High V-neck, sleeveless, strapless-bra-friendly. Double button closure at back neck, back cutout. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure, lined polyester. Machine washable! $368.00

Right: Gold Embroidered Velvet Gown by Xscape– The fabric of the season in a regally embroidered gown. (Embroidery scattered with crystal sparkle.) Hidden side-zipper closure. Jewel neck. Cutaway shoulders. Full-length trumpet skirt. Unlined- slip, ladies or this will stick to you. Polyester/spandex. $308.00

Opening: Fame/Partners The Antares– Bespoke gown with serious glamour coming and going.  Shimmer twill featuring a structured, twisted, boned bodice; a small cutout at the waistline; and a oversize detachable bow at the back. Invisible zipper, and hook and eye closure. $309.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.