Purple Evening Dresses
Halston Heritage always comes to mind when we're searching for a special occasion dress. Part of the light and airy Spring '18 collection, this gown is cut from peony-pink plissé-georgette that makes the tiered ruffles all the more flouncy. Adjust the slender shoulder straps for your desired drop.
An elegant, floor-length Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids gown with graceful, pleated tulle panels through the front and back. Slim straps at halter neckline. Sheer accent panel at back. Side boning. Hidden side zip. Lined. Fabric: Crepe georgette / tulle. 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China.
Cut from jewel-toned stretch silk-blend, Juan Carlos Obando's 'Hercules' dress is designed for a slim fit and has a racer-back. The fabric is ever so slightly sheer, so smooth and discreet underpinnings are a must - discover the styles you need in our lingerie edit.
For Resort '18, Antonio Berardi is inspired by the body in motion - this fluid fuchsia gown is one of our favorite pieces from the collection. Made in Italy from sculpting stretch-cady, it has paneled sides, raised seams along its square neckline and a softly fluted hem. Offset the striking hue with jewel-toned accessories.
When Galvan co-founder Anna-Christin Haas got married in Positano earlier this year, her bridesmaids (naturally) wore designs by the label. Modeled on one of those very dresses, this gown is cut from glossy satin in striking magenta and skims flatteringly over your figure. The slim straps, V-neckline and low back call for an adhesive bra.
Backstage at her show, Roksanda Ilincic said that each look in her Spring '18 collection is intended to embody a different flower. This fluid magenta silk-satin maxi dress is draped and ruched to resemble the petals of a camellia. The neckline is threaded with a brown cord rope that fastens at the back, so when it comes to jewelry, just a pair of statement earrings will do.
STAUD is continually inspired by vintage pieces, which is why its collections forgo trends in favor of timeless designs. This fuchsia 'Rizzo' maxi dress is cut from cady in a body-skimming silhouette that's universally flattering - the deep scoop neckline, cutout back and split side reveal a subtle glimpse of skin. Wear yours with white pumps.
Nothing makes me happier than women wearing my designs and knowing that they feel beautiful, said Brandon Maxwell after his Spring '18 show. This fuchsia crepe gown has bell sleeves and a deeply scooped back that drapes to form an elegant train. Wear yours with a matte, neutral lip to offset the bright hue.
Diane von Furstenberg's Fall '17 collection is brimming with tactile fabrics. Made from navy and black devoré-chiffon, this gown is knotted at one shoulder, with the fabric left long so it drapes elegantly and moves as you walk. We like it with equally plush accessories.
The rich purple hue and floral embroidery on Marchesa Notte's gown is inspired by Tony Duquette's interior designs. It's cut for a slim fit from jersey and has a delicate tulle panel to reveal a hint of your décolletage. The peplum waist defines your smallest point and the ruffles tumble down the side to frame a deep slit.
The embroidered jewel-toned flowers seen throughout Marchesa Notte's gown are inspired by socialite Aimée Crocker's exploration of Japan in 1920. Made from vivid fuchsia ponte, this slim-fitting gown has a tulle neckline, cutout shoulders and tiers of ruffles that cascade down the column skirt. With such a stunning style, we suggest keeping hair and makeup simple - think low chignon and a just-bitten pink lip.
Sandra Bullock, Blake Lively and Chrissy Teigen have all been spotted on the red carpet wearing Marchesa Notte's gowns. Designed to look striking from all angles, this one-shoulder style is made from beautifully draped fuchsia crepe and trimmed at the bust with tulle that's embellished with beads and light-catching crystals. The padding eliminates the need for a bra while the internal boning will keep it in place all night.
It can be tricky to think of fresh ways to do florals for spring, but Mary Katrantzou has done just that. Referencing one of her favorite childhood games, this 'Desmine' gown is printed with digital blooms part-colored in to resemble 'Paint by Numbers'. It's made from crepe de chine and pleated through the skirt to create lightness as you move.
2017 may have been the year of millennial pink, but this season it's all about purple - it was spotted all over the Spring '18 runways. Galvan's 'Valetta' slip dress is cut on the bias from lilac silk-satin that fluidly skims your figure. Wear it with mid-heels so the hem softly drapes to the floor.
Because they are so beautifully cut, Roland Mouret's clothes give you such a sense of confidence and are chosen by women like Blake Lively and Michelle Obama for television appearances and red carpet events. This gown is draped from purple silk-marocain and has cutouts to frame your shoulders. We love how the high front slit will elegantly reveal a pair of statement heels as you walk.
Part of the Spring '18 'Goddess of the Rainbow' collection, Needle & Thread's 'Prism Ditsy' gown is made from two layers of wispy lilac tulle and embroidered with colorful flowers. The ruffled lace trims are inspired by Victorian detailing, while the candy-striped grosgrain trim defines the narrowest part of your waist. It will make such a modern and beautiful alternative to a traditional bridal dress.
As you would expect from designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, Preen Line's collections have a romantic vintage vibe. Part of the latest lineup, this 'Aria' maxi dress is cut from swathes of purple chiffon and trimmed with ruffles along the bodice. The waistline is dropped and smocked to create a touch of definition.
Alice + Olivia's 'Diana' dress is designed in a pretty lilac shade that's perfect for your next spring gala or wedding. Cut from lustrous satin, this maxi style has pin-thin shoulder straps, a gathered bodice and a thigh-high split that creates beautiful movement with every step. Temper the low-cut, open back with seamless cups.
This asymmetrical Keepsake gown has a curved cowl neckline and a draped ruffle trimming the skirt. An off-center slit opens the skirt. Hidden side zip. Lined. Fabric: Slinky weave. 100% polyester. Hand wash. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 58.25in / 148cm, from shoulder Measurements from size L
L/S Overlay Mesh GownThis elegant mesh gown from Diane von Furstenberg. This gown is designed with a sheer mesh outer, ruched seams with tie accents and a slip lining with adjustable shoulder straps- Fully lined- Sheer mesh outer- Ruched seams with tie accents- Slip lining with adjustable shoulder straps- Side seam slits- 100% NylonModel measurements: Height 178 cm, bust 86 cm, waist 65 cm, hips 87 cmModel wears: Size 4Available at no other department store.
Enjoy the luxurious jewel tones of the Regal Me Dress. Key Features Include: - High rounded neckline with jewelled feature - Illusion crop top bodice - Fitted waistband - Contrast pleated hi-lo skirt - In-seam side pockets - Invisible back zip closure - Lined 100% Polyester Trim: Resin beading Care Instructions Wash separately before use Cold hand wash separately inside out Do not bleach or rub Do not soak or wring Dry in shade without delay Do not tumble dry Cool iron on reverse side Dry cleanable (P)
Formal wear at its finest. The stunning fabrication of the Lavender Floral Maxi will feel soft and silky on your skin, while the beaded embellishment waist line will have you feeling extra glam. - Beaded embellished waist band - Soft fabrication with high elastication - A-line skirt featuring pleating - Modern petal print throughout - Strapless - Semi-sweetheart strapless neckline with slight gathering through front - Tie at back - Fully lined 100% Polyester Care Instructions Wash separately before use Cold hand wash inside out Do not bleach or rub, soak or wring Dry in shade without delay Do not tumble dry Cool iron on reverse side Dry cleanable (X)
Bandage Deep V Pencil DressPerfect for the party season, this gorgeous Nicholas dress boasts a fitted shape and off shoulder style with a flattering deep v-neckline- V-neckline- Off shoulder- Fitted- Zip fastening at centre backModel measurements: Height 173 cm, bust 81 cm, waist 62 cm, hips 89 cmModel wears: Size 8Available at no other department store.
Pleated fabric gives way to a loose, breezy skirt on this delicate Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids gown that's as unique as it is pretty. The soft, muted tone gives it versatility for a plethora of shoe colors. Fabric: Georgette Pleated straps & bodice Cutout at bust Sash at back Maxi-dress cut V neck Sleeveless Hidden zip at back Hook-and-eye at back Button at shoulder Open back Lined Shell: 100% polyester Dry clean Imported, China
When you’re late for the ball and your other gowns simply won’t do, the LIKELY Cabrera Gown is sure to make you feel like royalty. Designed with an alluring off-the-shoulder neckline and cascading ruffles at the high-low hem. Fabric: Crepe Maxi dress cut Off-shoulder neckline Short sleeves Hidden zip at side Hook-and-eye at side Lined Shell: 96% polyester/4% spandex Lining: 100% polyester Dry clean Imported, China
A romantic Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids gown with a slouchy neckline. Double crossover shoulder straps. Hidden side zip. Lined. Fabric: Crepe. 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 58.75in / 149cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 4
Runs true to size. A cascading ruffle and curved, split skirt bring elegant asymmetry to this Black Halo gown. The off-shoulder neckline and cap sleeves create a ladylike profile. Hidden back zip. Mesh lining. Fabric: Slinky, mid-weight jersey. Shell: 86% polyamide/14% elastane. Lining: 92% nylon/8% elastane. Dry clean. Made in the USA.
Ethereal georgette composes this floating Joanna August gown. Twisted edges lend a grecian element along the crossover V neckline and straps, and the wrap skirt shows a peek of leg through a graceful side slit. Chiffon sashes tie at the waist. Fully lined. Fabric: Georgette. 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. MEASUREMENTS Length: 60in / 152.5cm, from shoulder
Inspired by the style icons of the 1990s every Galvan collection contains a sensual slip dress. New for Pre-AW17 this fuchsia-pink satin-back crepe design is cut on the bias for slinky movement and enhanced with strategically placed darts at the bust. Style it with a metallic clutch and pin-thin heels for an understated finish.
Deep V Neck. Concealed back hook and zip closure. Flared sleeves. Includes matching belt. Fitted waist. Floor length. Partial lining. Sample size: 34
Filmy, sheer mesh layers compose this ethereal Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids gown. Slim shutter pleats accent the boned, surplice bodice, and a double V neckline offers a romantic peek of skin. Sleeveless. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Stretch mesh. Shell: 100% nylon. Lining: 90% polyester/10% spandex. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 59.75in / 152cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 4
A draped bow gives this slim Black Halo gown a slightly more relaxed feel than your typical evening dress. Add a pair of sparkling chandelier earrings and let the sweetheart neckline take center stage. Fabric: Neoprene-like jersey Draped bow Back slit Sheath dress silhouette Maxi dress cut Tank style Sleeveless Hidden zip at back Hook-and-eye at back Lined Shell: 86% polyamide/14% elastane Lining: 96% polyamide/4% elastane Dry clean Made in the USA of imported materials
Whether twirling, dipping, or swaying, this dramatic Cinq a Sept dress is made for graceful movement, with a formfitting silhouette that flows into a swirling, uneven hem and short train. Fabric: Plain weave Fit-and-flare style Maxi-dress cut Scoop neck Sleeveless Hidden zip at side Hook-and-eye at side Open back Lined Shell: 69% triacetate/31% polyester Lining: 95% polyester/5% spandex Dry clean Imported, China
A simple, slim silhouette gives this Halston Heritage gown timeless appeal. Draped chiffon flows around the open back and into the cutout sleeves, giving the piece a soft, memorable finish. Fabric: Crepe Slit sleeves Maxi length V neck 3/4 sleeves Hook-and-eye at side Hidden zip at side Open back Lined Shell: 100% polyester Lining: 100% polyester Dry clean Imported, China
Fluttery ruffles add gentle volume to this elegant Joanna August wrap gown. Sleeveless. Adjustable ties. Lined. Fabric: Chiffon. 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 63.75in / 162cm, from shoulder Measurements from size S
Make a dramatic exit without even trying in this open-back Halston Heritage gown. The floor-skimming skirt has a thigh-high side slit to make taking a twirl around the floor a breeze. Fabric: Mid-weight crepe Thigh-high side slit Tie back closure Sheath dress silhouette Maxi length Scoop neck Sleeveless Hook-and-eye at back Hidden zip at back Tie at back Open back Lined Shell: 90% polyester/10% elastane Trim: 100% polyester Lining: 100% polyester Dry clean Imported, China
High slits and a low back give this Katie May gown a sultry look. The deep V neckline dips to a center twist, and ruching borders the hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Crepe. 100% polyester. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Imported fabric. Measurements Length: 62in / 157.5cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 4
Citing elaborate historical shapes with macabre undertones, Alexander McQueen delivers this extraordinary evening dress, combining an elegant off-the shoulder style with long cut-out detail sleeves. Constructed in a soft pink, this Alexander McQueen piece features a fitted waist, a long length, a concealed rear zip fastening and ruched details which all add to the undeniable elegance of the dress.
The original Field of Lilies collection created in 1973 was a pivotal one for Zandra Rhodes - it signalled the debut of her signature silk-screen printing method. This fuchsia-pink and tangerine-orange gown is exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM and stays true to the original with a flowing silhouette and satin ribbon to define the waist. A plunging neckline reveals the décolleté while sparkling Swarovski-crystal embellishments make it perfect for evening events. Wear it with backless satin loafers
Part of Gucci's SS17 collection this admiral-blue silk dress is a beautifully bold choice for evening events. It's peppered with tropical-pink polka dots and detailed with a red and blue Web-striped neck tie tipped with signature tiger-head motifs. Exaggerated ruffles trim the front pockets and midi-length hem. Complete a statement-making look with embellished leather pumps.