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Inspired By The Met Gala

almost 3 years ago

There are only a few occasions in life when you can really dress up and if you're not invited to the Met Gala by Anna herself, then maybe it's a wedding or evening function that's got you on the hunt for the perfect gown. I have one of those said occasions on the horizon and these are the dresses I'm currently stalking...

Because Black


Ok, so when I'm starting a dress hunt, admittedly, I always tend to start with black. It's safe and chic and I love it and won't feel guilty about it!
These top picks all have a little edgy trait to them that takes away any chance of being called boring or *cough* plain.

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Badgley Mischka Off-the-Shoulder Crepe Evening Gown w/ Velvet Laces
BADGLEY MISCHKA
Off-the-Shoulder Crepe Evening Gown w/ Velvet Laces
5
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HAUTE HIPPIE
$1,095.00 $229.80
2
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Tadashi One-Shoulder Pleated Evening Gown
TADASHI
One-Shoulder Pleated Evening Gown

This Marchesa gown is diviiiiiine. It's got such a modest and sweet crew neckline and beautifully fitted short sleeves, but the semi-sheer lace accents and touches of metallic embellishment make me squeal.

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Serious Drama


From one extreme to the other and why not? If there's a chance where I can dress up fabulously, imma take it. I love how these 3 picks either have a giant skirt or some seriously cool sleeve details that take them to the next level.

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Halston Heritage Cap-Sleeve Geo-Neck A-Line Structured Evening Gown
HALSTON HERITAGE
Cap-Sleeve Geo-Neck A-Line Structured Evening Gown
2
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Stella McCartney Draped-Sleeve Cady Gown
STELLA MCCARTNEY
Draped-Sleeve Cady Gown
4
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Halston Heritage Colorblock V-Neck Cape Evening Gown
HALSTON HERITAGE
Colorblock V-Neck Cape Evening Gown
7

I'm picturing this Zac Posen, seriously dramatic, high-low gown with these sky-scrapingly high Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. I might not be able to dance all night, but damn I'd look good.

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Zac Posen Judith Floral-Jacquard Fit-&-Flare Gown
ZAC POSEN
Judith Floral-Jacquard Fit-&-Flare Gown
6
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Giuseppe Zanotti Three-Strap Stiletto Heel Leather Sandals
GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI
Three-Strap Stiletto Heel Leather Sandals
2

If I Feel Like Sparkling


I actually wore my first ever head-to-toe sparkling gown for the first time last year and I have to say, I've never felt more glam. It's certainly left me with the craving to do it all again. I particularly love this gold cowl-neck Michael Kors gown.

MARC JACOBS
$5,718.00 $1,143.00
16
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Halston Heritage Metallic Jersey Halter Popover Gown
HALSTON HERITAGE
Metallic Jersey Halter Popover Gown
3
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Halston Heritage Cutout Sequin Column Gown
HALSTON HERITAGE
Cutout Sequin Column Gown
3
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Michael Kors Metallic Cowl-Neck Gown
MICHAEL KORS
Metallic Cowl-Neck Gown
3

Clean Lines Giving Me Life


Keeping it simple doesn't have to mean safe. These high necklines and sweepingly figure-hugging lines do a multitude of favours to the womanly shape. I love that they show everything without showing much at all.

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Marchesa Notte Sleeveless Stretch Crepe Beaded-Back Gown
MARCHESA
Notte Sleeveless Stretch Crepe Beaded-Back Gown
4
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Halston Heritage Tie-Back Cut Out Gown
HALSTON HERITAGE
Tie-Back Cut Out Gown
5
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Halston Heritage Strappy Satin Halter Gown
HALSTON HERITAGE
Strappy Satin Halter Gown
5

Only If It's Not Someone Else's Wedding!


I'm a serious believer in fashion etiquette and not wearing white or cream or ivory or.... (you get it) to some other chicks wedding is one of the biggest rules I've ever come across. However, my event is an evening only shin-dig so there is no colour rules in sight. Therefore, as its edging into summer, I'm kinda feelin' this H2T hot white look.

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Jay Godfrey Kirani Gown
JAY GODFREY
Kirani Gown
2
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LIKELY Aurora Double-Flounce Hem Gown
LIKELY
Aurora Double-Flounce Hem Gown
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BADGLEY MISCHKA
Note: Prices change frequently
$550.00 $455.12
8

Gown dressing is so much fun. You can really play up your regular style for one night only and I really love that. I don't know how I'm going to choose between these bad boys and I'm really hoping to receive another invite soon so that I need two!

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