Blue Evening Dresses
Self-Portrait's maxi dress is refined but still showcases the intricate detailing that we've come to expect from designer Han Chong. Cut from fil coupé chiffon, it's framed with pretty lace trims and intricate bows for a super feminine touch. It's finished with open-knit trims around the bodice to reveal just a hint of skin. When it comes to styling, less is more - minimal jewelry and sandals will do.
Halston Heritage's gowns are perfect for events – you only need to look at the label's Instagram to see that they're all about vintage glamour and glittering parties. Saturated with navy sequins, this version is backed in supple jersey for a close, figure-hugging fit and has cutout sides that are cleverly placed to slim your frame. Showcase the low scooped back with swept-up hair.
Elie Saab wanted to create a sense of escapism for Resort '18, filling his mood board with images of mystical mermaids and aptly titling the collection 'Shore Stories'. This ethereal cobalt-blue gown is made from plissé silk-blend lamé that emulates the effect of the sun sparkling on rippling ocean waves. The single strap continues diagonally across the open back, while the self-tie belt cinches the waist.
Needle & Thread often draws inspiration from the intricate blooms found in English rose gardens. Made from embroidered storm-blue tulle, this tiered gown has a grosgrain ribbon that highlights the narrowest part of your waist and is hand-embellished with pastel sequins arranged as beautiful light-reflecting flowers. Complement the metallic beading with silver accessories.
Halston Heritage is famed for creating classic silhouettes that are incredibly flattering on every figure, hence why so many actresses call on the label for red carpet events. Cut from fluid azure crepe, this gown may appear simple from the front but turns to reveal a cutout back that's ruched to create an elegant drape.
Zuhair Murad told us that it can take 1, 000 hours and three dress fittings to complete a single design. Made from layers of silk-blend chiffon, this ethereal gown has a thigh-high split and beaded organza panels that accentuate the narrowest part of your frame. We love the royal-blue shade against black accessories.
Behind every collection is a story, a unique journey and a rich heritage, says All Things Mochi of its bohemian designs. Comprising of a cotton-voile top layered over a sheer chiffon dress, this maxi style is printed with flowers inspired by traditional Hungarian embroideries. Wear the two pieces together or split them up for even more styling options. Outfit 1: Nannacay Tote, Ancient Greek Sandals Sandals, Chloé Bracelet, Kenneth Jay Lane Ring. Outfit 2: Melissa Odabash Bikini top, Melissa Odabash Bikini briefs, Maison Michel Sunhat, Chan Luu Bracelet. Outfit 3: Silvia Tcherassi Shorts, Simon Miller Bucket bag, Ancient Greek Sandals Sandals. -- Multicolored cotton-voile and chiffon - Slips on - Fabric1: 100% cotton; fabric2: 100% polyester - Dry clean
Jenny Packham's latest collection is inspired by poet William Carlos Williams' famous line In summer, the song sings itself, from the poem 'The Botticellian Trees', and by English summer gardens in bloom. Cut from swathes of tulle for a voluminous shape at the skirt, this gown has a plunging halterneck bodice saturated with light-catching sequins, and ties with wide satin ribbon at the back.
Made in Balmain's French atelier, this maxi dress is cut from light-blue cotton and linen-blend chambray. It has a slim fit that's accentuated by gold lion-embossed buttons through the front. The washed-out hue works well with fresh white accessories.
alice McCALL's gown is dubbed 'Oh My Goddess' for a reason. Cut from airy silk-organza, it's beautifully ruffled along the plunging neckline and open crisscross back - everywhere you want to draw attention to. It's lined in beige satin and printed with tonal-blue flowers inspired by 18th Century Rococo fashion. Wear yours to galas, events and weddings with little more than sparkling earrings and an adhesive bra.
The bold cobalt-blue shade of Rosetta Getty's gown is inspired by Helen Frankenthaler's vivid abstract paintings. Cut from fluid jersey, this elegant style has slits along the sides for billowy movement. Sweep your hair up to showcase the beautifully twisted back.
I like it when women dress in my clothes and show their real selves, Roland Mouret recently told The EDIT . Made in his London-based studio from cobalt-blue satin, this gown is pieced together from asymmetric panels of fabric, and has a split skirt so you can walk easily onto the red carpet or dance floor. Complete the look with a pair of statement earrings and metallic sandals.
STAUD's clothes are as laid-back as you'd expect from a brand based in LA - nothing is ever too polished that it limits you to just one occasion. This 'Zoe' maxi dress is cut from navy crepe de chine in a relaxed silhouette with a plunging V-neckline at the front and back. Wear it with flats while browsing local markets, or sculptural block heels for evening.
When we first laid eyes on this Halston Heritage gown it instantly evoked images of Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira Hancock in cult film Scarface - her glamorous wardrobe featured similar fluid styles. Cut from lustrous satin in a column silhouette, it has thin shoulder straps and is ruched at the sides to define your waist. The pleated hem ensures it doesn't feel restrictive and looks so elegant as you walk.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Michael Lo Sordo's eponymous label is all about elegance and simplicity brought to life through natural materials. Suspended from thin straps, this maxi dress is cut from panels of silk-satin and accented by a cutout and subtle twist detail. We love how the high front slit elongates your legs.
London label Galvan believes that an evening dress should fit like a glove. This maxi piece is cut from a fluid silk-satin that feels soft against the body and slit through the front to reveal a flash of skin as you move. Cinch in the waist with the optional belt for the most flattering silhouette.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Matthew Williamson's silk-chiffon 'Inca Jewel' gown is perfect if you've got an invitation to a destination wedding, or if you want something glamorous for evenings on vacation (who doesn't?). The straps at the back are embellished with metallic beads and sparkling crystals, while softly gathered pleats highlight the slimmest part of your waist.
Alchemy is the focus of Temperley London's latest capsule - this 'Quartz' gown is printed with butterflies, fish, and symbols of mineralogy. Made from fluid silk crepe de chine, it has a plunging, layered V-neckline, cold shoulders and a deep front split. Wear it with metallic accessories.
Galvan's beautiful designs are perfect for formal occasions, so it was only fitting that co-founder Anna-Christin Haas chose to dress her bridesmaids in the collection when she got married last summer. This gown is cut from glossy navy satin that skims your figure and pools at the floor. The stretch-silk lining provides coverage if you want to go braless.
You could say the turning point in Jason Wu's career was when he designed former First Lady Michelle Obama's ball gown for the 2009 inauguration - after that, everyone wanted to wear his pieces. This stunning style is made from blue satin-crepe and nips in flatteringly at the waist. The pleats create cascading ruffles at the front of the voluminous skirt, while the train trails beautifully with each step.
Alice + Olivia's 'Lessie' gown is trimmed with cascading ruffles that flutter gracefully with each step, making it the perfect choice for events where you'll be dancing. Cut from silk-chiffon, it has a flattering wrap-effect bodice that cinches in at the waist before falling to a split, floor-grazing hem. The classic navy hue calls for a soft pink or nude lip.
Just like the main label, Marchesa Notte's Resort '18 collection is inspired by Tony Duquette's lavish interior designs. This gown is made from layers of blue-gray tulle decorated with wispy plumes and metallic floral embroidery. The hem is cut higher at the front to showcase your heels.
Marchesa Notte's 'Honeycomb' midi dress works for more conservative wedding venues and the reception, so you don't have to worry about changing in between. Designed with a detachable cap-sleeve overlay, it's made from navy tulle that's stitched for intricate texture and has crystal and bead embellishments outlining your narrowest point. The fitted corset-style top and full skirt create such a flattering silhouette.
The Row's Spring '18 collection is inspired by the beautiful movement of German dancer Pina Bausch's choreography. This 'Leegan' gown is crafted from double-layered taffeta and has a deep V-neckline balanced by voluminous blouson sleeves. Use the sash belt to define your waist.
If you're looking for something a little different to wear to your next big event, Valentino's cape-effect gown is the answer. Crafted in Italy from navy and cream silk-blend, this elegant design has a loose silhouette that will flow behind you with every step. Style it with simple sandals and earrings.
This black and navy-blue satin gown is an elegant way to work DVF's colour-blocked aesthetic after dark. It's cut to a sleeveless silhouette with a deep V-neck and back - sweep your hair up to show it off - and spliced with diagonal striped panels that wrap around the body to the floor. Wear it best with statement earrings and towering heels.
Ethereal georgette composes this romantic Joanna August gown. The wrap skirt shows a peek of leg through a graceful side slit, and chiffon sashes tie at the waist. Elegant crossover V neckline and ruffled cap sleeves. Fully lined. Fabric: Georgette. 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. MEASUREMENTS Length: 60in / 152.5cm, from shoulder
Valentino's dress is crafted in Italy from whisper-weight silk-georgette in a beautiful dusty-blue hue. It fits slim across the shoulders before billowing over the arms with cropped cape-like sleeves and is detailed with jour-échelle stitching at the seams for subtle definition. Keep the mood modern for your next evening event with metallic pumps.
It's the shining cornflower-blue ribbon straps that give Luisa Beccaria's blue and cream striped linen-blend midi dress a fairy-tale feel. It's beautifully crafted with gentle gathers around the sweetheart neckline to bring the décolleté into focus and falls into a softly pleated skirt. Opt for block heels over classic stilettos for a modern evening edge.
Drawing the eye upwards to its nipped-in waist and detailed neckline, this devastating navy dress cascades elegantly downward in full swathes of soft silk within its voluminously styled skirt. Utilising a hi-lo hem, a peplum that sits on the back lower hip, and panel detailing on front and back panels, it is fastened by an invisible zip at side seam and single button at the back of the neck.
A luxurious addition to your evening wardrobe, our one-shoulder pencil dress has been crafted from premium satin. It features flattering gathered detail along with a structured silhouette for a body sculpting finish. Fabric Content: Lining: Acetate 96%, Elastane 4% | Main: Cotton 96%, Elastane 4% Product Code: DB018
Ellery is redefining evening dressing with its modern eye for proportion. A star piece from the AW16 runway this velvet-effect dress glows in metallic shades of navy and black and falls from a high neck to a sweeping ankle length. Fluted cuffs are a signature detail while trailing detachable ribbons nod to the collection's inspiration - the evolution of the corset. Finish with chunky platforms or block-heeled boots.
This indigo gown by Bottega Veneta is a contemporary alternative to classic black styles. It's crafted in Italy from stretch crepe that subtly hugs the contours of your body and cut with an alluring V neck that's trimmed with glass beads. The gathered under-bust panel and fluid full-length skirt serve to elongate the frame - accentuate the result with stiletto heels.
Luisa Beccaria's light-blue silk-chiffon gown delicately adorned with tonal and cream florals exudes ethereal romance. It's made in Italy to a flowing shape with a deep V-neck and back that secures with skinny self-fastening ties and finished with ruffled trim at the neckline and hem. A flower-embellished grosgrain belt cinches the waist while a crepe lining ensures a beautiful drape. Elevate on satin sandals.
Delpozo's navy-blue panama-cotton gown is a feat of meticulous craftsmanshp. A key piece from the Pre-AW17 collection it's detailed with a commanding draped bow that's adorned with vibrant pink floral sequins - a detail inspired by 18th-century artist Mary Delany - and finished with a burgundy-brown taffeta and tulle skirt panel that flows to the floor. Save this special piece for glittering galas styled simply with stiletto heels.
Zimmermann's navy-blue Paradiso dress is an elegant option for summer parties. It's crafted from broderie-anglaise cotton with short sleeves and a deep V-neck that's balanced by a shin-skimming handkerchief hem. Circle-lace inserts highlight the label's storied intricate craftsmanship. Wear it with shining metallic sandals for a look that will take you from sunrise to sunset.
This electric-blue Alford dress debuted on Roland Mouret's AW17 runway which also marked the label's 20th anniversary. It's exquisitely crafted in the UK from lightweight hammered silk-satin to a sleeveless shape that features an elegant cowl neck before falling to a daringly high hem slit and billowy asymmetric overlay. The cut-out back complete with elasticated straps continues the sultry feel. Heighten yours with pointed mules.
Versace designs this navy crepe gown to highlight feminine shapes. It's tailored in Italy with a sweetheart neckline that draws attention to the décolleté alongside off-the-shoulder sleeves and a coordinating satin bust panel then falls to a crepe-lined skirt that is slit at the back. Metallic stilettos will amplify the hyper-seductive feel.
Lanvin is synonymous with an elegant and lavish aesthetic and this midnight-blue velvet strapless gown is a fine example. It's crafted in France and features a flattering silk bandeau neckline that falls into a soft slim floor-grazing skirt with a single side seam slit for movement. Just add stilettos for your next evening soirée.
Our model wears a size 38, and is 5'8" tall.