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23-11-2007
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Azzaro dress
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23-11-2007
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mmm....i like both of your choices aris......

i haven't really seen anything i like enough to post yet...
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oh the RM dress . .

vanessa bruno sequinned minidress.
just enough sparkle to make it fun & festive.
+ those petal sleeves


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24-11-2007
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i bought this dress on my holiday this past week..
it was boiling hot and i had a few parties to go to..
i love it....

this is the way i'm wearing it tonight-..



that vanessa bruno dress is gorgeous milk...

this jill stuart dress is so unlike me..
but i actually think it is very pretty...



i dont know if these are particularly festive..but i love them..
phillip lim and marc by mj..


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24-11-2007
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That Jill Stuart dress is jaw-dropping! Just gorgeous!

Awesome choices, adorefaith.

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great thread idea!

i love dresses and finding the right party dress can definitely be a challenge..

you want it to be fun but not too formal, and comfort is also key

when i get a chacne i'll take some personal pics of dresses that I own and love and feel fit the criteria of a good party dress

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LOVE this thread so far!
My new holiday dress is this one from Club Monaco,

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You can't see the detailing as well as I could like, but it's absolutely beautiful on; falls just above my knee. I'm going to pair it with black tights, and black pumps or stilletos.

adorefaith, that Phillip Lim dress is lovely.

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26-11-2007
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Cosette, I really love the colour of that dress. It looks very stylish and perfect for winter
You'll look fab in it

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So many lovely dresses...

Not to be a grinch but this year I'm trying very hard not to buy a new party dress. I always seem to buy one...get minimal wear out of it...and then stick it in my closet. This year I want to re-cycle some from prior years.

Of course, as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions...so we'll see if I actually make it to Christmas without buying one

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Quote:
Originally Posted by adorefaith
i bought this dress on my holiday this past week..
it was boiling hot and i had a few parties to go to..
i love it....

this is the way i'm wearing it tonight-..
looks wonderful, adore! love your color combination . .

+ the Phillip Lim dress is just heavenly.

Cosette!. Strapless & the perfect pleats.


I love high-waisted tulip skirts w/little tanktops tucked into them for parties.
like this Marc by Marc number . . paired over a grey tanktop or a loose sheer cotton t .

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nice tulip skirt

and i hear you on that one hebden

i've got so many dresses in my closet (several that have not even been worn yet ) and i see no need to purchase any more any time soon..

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Like most of you ladies, I have more than a few beautiful cocktail dresses in my closet that I should wear. But who could resist this Bill Blass sparkler? I really shouldn't but

credits: this is glamorous blog

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Stunning!
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29-11-2007
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article from the New York Times about party dresses

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November 29, 2007
The Pour-Me-Into-It Party Dress

By ERIC WILSON
“IS that the shortest dress in the world?” Oscar de la Renta asked teasingly of Bee Shaffer, the daughter of Anna Wintour, as she navigated the crowd two weeks ago at 7th on Sale, the fashion industry’s closest approximation of a holiday ball.

Her dress, a strapless design in a plush red and gold floral print from Dolce & Gabbana, could hardly have been described as immodest. The shapely frock stopped a few inches above her knee. But what probably caught Mr. de la Renta’s eye was the refreshing sight, at the beginning of this holiday season, of a structured dress in a print that seemed almost decadent.

Mr. de la Renta himself had dressed the actress Jennifer Connelly in a Jezebel-worthy crimson gown with a fitted basket-weave midriff, and Kate Bosworth arrived in a short and sexy Proenza Schouler dress, a wrap shape in a shade of leathery cordovan.

Where were the little black dresses, those staples of holiday fare? What happened to last winter’s easygoing party frocks that replicated simple geometric shapes — the circular pouf, the triangular trapeze, the rectangular shift? Turns out they were all square.

“The baby-doll dress is dead,” Sarah Easley, an owner of Kirna ZabÍte, the directional SoHo store, said with no small degree of satisfaction. “The designer customer is looking for a little more tailoring.”

Lela Rose, the society designer, chimed in with a similar observation. “People want things that are a little more form-fitted,” she said. “I love the idea of the slimmed-down sack dress, which is something that allows you to eat and still show off your legs. You just don’t look like a tent.”

Nevertheless, designers and retailers have been feeling a little edgy about a holiday season that is unlikely to lend itself to celebratory excess. Customers, or at least those who are not in a position to demand their salaries be paid in euros, are looking at a lot of things as the holidays approach, like oil prices, their carbon footprints, their iPhone bills.

And designers want how much for a dress?

Still, they know that last year’s blobby thigh-high party dresses need to be replaced with something. Wouldn’t you be embarrassed, the racks seem to whisper, to turn up in a pink pouf in the face of slimmed down Leger-esque shapes and strapless sheaths?

If this season’s party dresses are more fitted, they are not necessarily more conservative, nor a rerun of long evening gowns in velvet or flowing chiffon. Many customers at Kirna ZabÍte have been drawn to structured versions in bold colors or splashy prints from Thakoon, Derek Lam and Narciso Rodriguez. Perhaps they were emboldened by the strong display of prints throughout next spring’s collections and want to get a jump on the season.

As Sue Stemp, a designer of a sprightly line of thigh-baring dresses in electric prints, said: “When dressing for this holiday season, I think ‘up the glamour’ with a chic little cocktail dress that incorporates an interesting print. Then, if you end up in the kitchen or on the dance floor, any spills will just blend into the pattern.”

At Phillip Lim’s store in SoHo, shoppers are more interested in metallic colors, as in a $620 gold strapless dress trimmed with orchid petals, and structured looks like Mr. Lim’s “ultimate tuxedo dress,” an elongated wool jacket that sells for $795. The model Irina Lazareanu wore one to the Costume Institute gala this year.

Uptown at Peter Elliot, the 30-year-old retailer of upper-crust attire, there has even been a run on tailored blazers — short sequined ones from Tracy Reese for $405 and silk jacquard smoking jackets from Belvest for $2,300, said Eileen Sorota, the manager of the women’s store. Ms. Rose noted that the heavy luxury fabrics that are popular at the moment — like wool lace and graphically textured silk and wool blends — work better in structured garments.

Sari Sloane, the vice president for fashion merchandising at Intermix stores, said that the trend for fitted dresses has dovetailed this season with a taste among customers for glitzier metallics and sequined looks at various price points.

“Both looks are very different from last year,” she said. “It’s a welcome change for the consumer to be in a more sexy fitted dress that shows off your body and also looks modern.”

The look, Ms. Sloane noted, owes a big debt to the newly developed cult of Herve Leger, whose bandage dresses of the 1980s (think of Robert Palmer’s escorts) have been turning up, in new incarnations, on curvaceous celebrities like Beyoncť and Victoria Beckham. The skintight dresses, which sell for about $1,000, have been the hottest items at Intermix this fall, but similarly fitted dresses from Robert Rodriguez for under $500 and bandage skirts from Privee for $225 have also been popular.

“They are fun and youthful looks, but what’s great is that they can be dressed up or dressed down,” Ms. Sloane said.

Such versatility, this holiday season, is a crucial component for fashion, no matter what the price.

“We are trying to open customers’ minds to the many possibilities of the humble party frock,” said Ms. Easley of Kirna ZabÍte. It may help, she suggests, for a customer to know that she can get some mileage from the dress beyond a night of company cocktails.

“A holiday dress used to be enough, but now it’s just a starting point because people are really layering their dressing,” she said. “The dress that goes to a holiday party on Thursday night might go to the office on Friday with a pair of leggings and Lanvin flat boots, or with a Balenciaga turtleneck under it.”

That must have been some party.

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30-11-2007
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Matthew Williamson's Shimmery amethyst jersey mini dress with a turtleneck and long dolman sleeves.
Tibi's Black form-fitting dress in anthracite metallic floral brocade
Phillip LIM Cherry red silk jersey draped sleeveless dress with a self-tie knot accent.

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