FROM BOUNDARY PUSHING DRAMATIC TO DEMURE, THIS SEASON’S MOST GLORIOUS GOWNS TICK ALL BOXES

BY ARCHANA AITHAL ROSE

Alexander McQueen Tuxedo Drape Evening Dress
Taking a cue from men’s tailoring with details like padded shoulders, combined with the house’s signature sculptural style, McQueen’s tuxedo gown, in black leaf crepe, features an asymmetrical drape detail in tonal double faced satin silk. Perfect for the style daredevil! $3,790, alexandermcqueen.com

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Cushnie Et Ochs Ultramarine Velvet Gown With Embellishment
Color goes off the chart with Cushnie’s show stopping gown, in striking ultramarine blue. Featuring a sexy cowl neckline, tasseled halter ties, and a thigh high slit embellished with Ikebana a tribute to the Japanese art of flower arrangement. $2,895, cushnie.com

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Erdem Clementine Gown
Inspired by the paintings of artist extraordinaire, Dame Laura Knight, this wispy gown in pink silk voile with bright pastel florals features a high neck ruffled collar and shirt tailoring. A fresh spin on evening dressing. $3,815, erdem.com

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Marie Saint Pierre Cytoplasm
Shake things up with a future forward, straight cut dress constructed from fine scuba and pleated metallic foil. Featuring a round neckline and organza detailing at the bust and hem. $1,170, theoclothier.com

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Oscar de la Renta Floral Embroidered Tulle Gown
The sheer decadence of black tulle is juxtaposed here with gleaming gold floral embroidery in a layered gown punctuated with a plunging neckline and a full skirt. $10,990, oscardelarenta.com

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Marchesa Off Shoulder Drepe Gown
Feminine details like a dreamy draped bodice with beaded embroidery make this a standout piece for the holiday season. $626, marchesa.com

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Valentino Tulle Evening Dress with Poetry Detailing
A soft and Victorian take on after dark glam, this floor grazing dress is lined with silk and accentuated by poetry detailing in silver on the layered butterfly sleeve hem. $10,900, valentino.com

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