ABSOLUTELY Gorgeous 1940s dress in a lush red and gold paisley floral print! This maxi evening dress features short lightly capped sleeves, a sweetheart neckline with ruched point, a low scoop back, and an amazing bow - like bustle! The skirt is pleated in the back, giving the skirt greater volume. This form fitting dress with a generous skirt highlights one silhouette but has room to move.
Mary Black was born a Londoner, but she relocated to New York due to and during War II. Mrs. Black was into classic silhouettes, sometimes using used bright and bold prints to add contrast and interest! She sold her dresses both to exclusive boutiques and a few high end society types.
While her name has never been well known her dresses have been seen a number of museum collections and have stood the test of time as she used quality fabrics and had wonderful construction.
Check out this fantastically designed evening dress from Zandra Rhodes! It features a curvaceous body and high neck adorned with a clever print of gold chains draping around. The sketched Trompe l'oeil effect negates thoughts of deciding what jewelry to wear with your dress. More printed details can be found wrapped around the wrist which are then met with gold buttons. The back of the dress is completely buttoned. Its sleeves are slim and fall just at the wrist.
One thing is for sure, this dress is a great way to avoid mulling over what jewelry to wear out!
Elegant chocolate brown velvet cocktail dress by Gucci! The dress has sheath silhouette, hits around the knee, and is sleeveless. This empire waist dress has a subverted sweetheart neckline, low with rounded corners and horizontal segment at the center. The neckline is ornamented with a brown quilted ribbon that overlaps in an origami - like design, adding visual interest to the neckline. A comfortable, versatile dress with a hint of sensuality. Cotton, silk, elastane blend. Bonus: Pockets!
Stunning black silk cocktail dress by Bob Mackie. The dress falls at the knee, has long batwing sleeves with a narrow cuff, a plunging V - neckline, and a loose pencil skirt. The dress has a cinched waist accented by a wide lace band over a peach base. The band features multifaceted rhinestone accents. The dress gathers in the front, creating pleats in the skirt, and at the shoulders, adding a bit of a slinkiness to the bodice. The dress has a bit of 1990s - does - Edwardian flair, with its feminine silhouette, gentle pleats, and gorgeous flourishes.