Saturday, January 17, 2009

Patterned Gowns

As a follow-up to last weekend’s eveningwear post, here are some fanciful printed gowns to provide some Saturday “date night” inspiration! Note that the majority of dresses at net-a-porter.com are on sale!
At right: Julia Stegner in Armani Privé for Vogue Germany Dec 2008, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Tutti Dolce
Rubin Singer, via nymag.com
Giles; this and next 4 via style.com
Marchesa
Vivienne Westwood
Just Cavalli pre-fall
Matthew Williamson pre-fall



What to buy? One of the following frocks, at net-a-porter.com:
Jonathan Saunders Argyll & Ariel dress
Emilio Pucci Fontana print gown
Matthew Williamson hand-painted gown
Catherine Malandrino long striped chiffon dress
Erdem Annecy silk gown
Notte by Marchesa flame print silk gown
Missoni Karolina silk gown
Christian Lacroix floral full length gown
Roberto Cavalli silk chiffon halter gown
Vera Wang draped gown
Last Look: Carmen Marc Valvo printed floral gown at Bergdorf Goodman

Get glam, darlings!
Tell CC: which is your fave!?
Do you think we’ll see any of these at the upcoming Inaugural Ball, or will Michelle Obama opt for a more classic solid color?
xoxox,
CC

57 comments:

Dreams said...

hola guapa!!
me encanta el vestido de Roberto Cavalli!!

Es precioso!!!
muchos besos desde Málaga
Yolanda

style crusader said...

I love the contrast because black/white gowns

Nemerae said...

Me encantaros los vestidos de Matthew Williamson y el de Cavalli pre-fall, qué preciosidad!! stunning both of them *.*
1beso
xx

Gracinha said...

im too short to those dresses!

Fashion Moment said...

Such beatutiful gowns, CC!
Favourites are:
Vivienne Westwood, Giles, Just Cavalli and Missoni.
I think, we'll see something from Marchesa or something like Vivienne Westwood.
Gorgeous!

FM

Fabulously Broke said...

Oh that Vivienne Westwood is GORGEOUS!!!

Looks perfect for a summer or spring wedding.

Fabulously Broke in the City

"Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver."

Fabulously Broke said...

Wait. That was Just Cavalli not Vivienne Westwood.

Gorgeous draping and flower print..

Fabulously Broke in the City

"Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver."

Rabenschwarz said...

the vivienne westwood dress is great...

pipermadison said...

I'm so excited to see what Michelle Obama chooses. She is still developing her style but I've got my fingers crossed that she'll get it right this time.

agnes said...

the one from MArchesa is love :)

fan fic said...

Another gorgeous post.

Thanks so much for your comment.

What we needed

rossovelvet said...

I have to admit I don't like gowns with imprimés very much... I just like the striped one, but I prefer something more fluid if you choose the length...
But the post's great as always ! :)

Sarah Edwina Rose said...

Stunning! I wish I had a Saturday date.. or the money for such a gown!

xx

Raquel said...

those are beautifull CC, I love patterns!
xxx

Sweety P said...

My fave would have to be Marchesa!

The Seeker said...

Oh I love maxi dresses, these are grgeous.
Aren't they in for day time on S/S2009???

xoxo

Allison said...

I just adore patterns...and as you know, I just love Matthew Williamson :)
And that Vivienne Westwood is just beautiful!
xo

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous post, CC!

Have a great weekend: Janet

So said...

I love the floral prints, so beautiful :)

Allison said...

I also left you a little something on my blog, darling!
xo

yiqin; said...

I really like the marchesa one! The print is fantastic.

Hemaly said...

The black and white dresses are so beautiful!
I'm hoping Michelle Obama will wear something with color.

Savvy Mode SG said...

CC, i can't pick!!!! they are all so lovely. i love love love long gowns.

Laroux said...

That Cavalli silk chiffon gown is divine, a beautiful selection though

x

Candice said...

love all the black and white ones!

Kelly said...

i LOVE the hugeness of those first two!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Ohhhh beautiful! If only I had an occasion to wear such a garment...great collection, CC x

LML said...

wow i love the vera wang dress!

Camille said...

So much fun-- I especially love bright, wild prints.

Daphne said...

ohhh!!! i love the second picture... its really amazing!

Anthea said...

I love the one below the first two. I love the contrast as well :) My manager at work got me a Vivienne Westwood kerchief as a happy new years gift. I attempted to wear it as a bandana but it just didn't do it. Any ideas ?

...love Maegan said...

I died over the sequin stripes ..sigh.dead.

Rice and Peace said...

I wish I had a date that I could wear such a beautiful dress. Too often I have something so wonderful to wear and my date will show up looking ready to do yardwork.
I would be interested to see the Catherine Malandrino dress on. It has an interesting cut at the top which would either be amazing or awful.

LoveMore said...

wow so much here! the first black and white one though took my breath away!!! great post CC. and yes i had a great time dancing! :) thank you again for your sweet comment xx LM

Join the Gossip said...

OOOh the sparkly black and grey dress in the 4th row is amazing!

Becca Jane said...

these are so beautiful. I love all of the patterns and colours - amazing.

WendyB said...

I like a lot of these!

Dooder City said...

I love the patterned gowns. I think my favorite is the black and white one.
xo,
d-

Chester said...

I love the ones at the top.
These dresses are amazing!

jaleh said...

all of these are gorgeous but i love the vivienne westwood and marchesa ones best i think.

also, thank you for the boots recommendation! i accidentally bought the guess boots (haha i am really dumb) but i will keep my eye on loeffler randall for the future :)

Sydney said...

love netaporter!

Anika said...

It's a toss up between Giles, Marcheesa and the Vera Wang.
Ahh, if I had the money, I'd buy all three :)

Have a great week :)

i.d. said...

I could definitely do with a patterned dress in graphic black and white - perfect for day or night, winter or summer. xx

Zoelissima said...

Aww thank you! Your last couple of posts are making me desperately lust after the Vivienne Westwood full-length and the Elizabeth and James party dress, though... there are just too many beautiful things in the world!

xxx

mademoiselleb said...

Here is a really cool blog. xxx

Aless & Rocío said...

OMG!!! I want all Those dresses!!
xx

Countrybelle said...

love love love! long patterned dresses are so magical and pretty. these are such amazing ones, too! and i have to tell you, the lust list post was one of my all time favorites. i think you should make that a weekly thing.
xx
countrybelle/
heartshapedmorning.blogspot.com

caroline said...

holy, some of these gowns are so beautiful that i just want to throw up...in a good way! haha i loove that armani pic and the cavalli-would love to have that for bridesmaid dresses! haha just need to be engaged and rich first!
xox

lisa said...

The Marchesa gown reminds me of the dress Audrey Hepburn wore in Sabrina.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE that first photo! STOLE it! GREAT gowns in this post!

Lil Midget said...

They're all so lovely!!

x

Aliena said...

I'm quite unable to pick one... I love them all!!!

Puebla Chic said...

last couple of seansons i couldnt get my hands on a maxidress like those, im sooo glad they r still around!

spabeachresorts said...

gorgeous flower prints... and a fabulous collection...

michelle said...

Gorgeous! :D

ivoreece said...

I like to wear pattern clothes, especialy in sommer. All those 'hippie' dresses combined with gladiator sandals... ^^

Gabbi said...

Beautiful gowns, my favorite is the Emilio Pucci Fontana. I love mixes of prints...