Sunday, September 4, 2011

Operation Gowns: Seeking Styles Between Prom and Mother of the Bride

It's Fall gala season in New York and that means the most formal of black tie gowns that are fit to rub elbows with all of the most famous names in town. Today's challenge is especially daunting:  to find a long gown for plus size ladies that is not mother-of-the-bride-looking , nor tacky-prom-looking. This was a bit harder than I had hoped since most of the "formal" looks are cocktail length or made of pretty cheap material.   No strapless cupcake dresses or chiffon skirt suits here either! A great one stop shop for gowns is but some of the custom gowns by Jovani, Terani and Faviana (though the BEST and most couture-looking) are expensive and take several weeks. I wanted to put together a list of red-carpet gala-worthy looks that have real quality and can fit any size AND budget. Check these out:

Rhinestone waist gown (many colors), Pacific Plex on Amazon, $169

Sears, Evanese, $94 more colors, "Belladonna", $210, "Annalisa" lace gown, $288, Night Moves, $247

Macys, Ruby Rox, $59

Macys, Ruby Rox, $109

Macys, Trixxi, $79, $89

JCrew, "Evie" Gown, More colors, $350

Vera Wang for David's Bridal, (more colors), $198

No comments:

Post a Comment