Saturday, October 10, 2009

Corseted Gowns

CC just adores this style of gown; how about you, darlings?
Chinese Vogue, April 2007.
Italian Amica, October 2008. Runway photos via style.com except where noted.
Alexander McQueen
Andrew Gn Fall
Andrew Gn Spring
Badgley Mischka
Blumarine
Bottega Veneta
Brian Reyes Resort
Christian Dior
Donna Karan
Dsquared2
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture
Jenny Packham
Luisa Beccaria
Martin Grant
Nina Ricci
Reem Acra
Tadashi Shoji, via nymag.com
Versace
Viktor & Rolf Fall
Viktor & Rolf Spring


















REDUX by Charles ChangLima, at bergdorfgoodman.com.
Oscar de la Renta pleated duchess satin gown; this and next three at net-a-porter.com,
Rachel Gilbert Anastasia embellished gown.
Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Opuntia corset gown.
Notte by Marchesa strapless silk chiffon gown.
Lela Rose floor length gown, at theOutnet.com.
xoxox,
CC
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61 comments:

stilettolover91 said...

I love it!!!! My favorite is the purple one towards the end!!! Very pretty!! Awesome post!

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becca. said...

i love the style of gown too (in the first picture)
its gorgeous!
reminds me of my high school prom which i'm going to have next year!
can't wait to go shopping for the dress i am going to wear though :)
XOXO, BECCA

janettaylor said...

Amazing dresses!

Xoxo

missDTM said...

INSPIRING!!! these would be fantastically fun to draw.

Sher said...

I wish I could wear them all! Wish I was going to a ball to wear them all ;D

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RECIEN LLEGADA said...

Nice dresses¡
I like Macqueen corses.
xxx
DELIA

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I wish I had someplace to wear a gorgeous gown! Sigh...I do love that red Alexander McQueen one. It is lovely and wild at the same time.

Aleksandra said...

Beautiful ! And so feminine !

Mimi said...

omg these dresses are gorgeous! i especially love the look and shape of them. great post!!

Sweety P said...

Beautiful picks!

Erika said...

The bejeweled Christian Dior is calling my name. You always find so many lovely pieces to feature. I should love to own all of these corseted gowns! :)

Jenny said...

That first image is beyond gorgeous!!!
Also love the Donna Karan one.

Leah said...

Lovely images! I love corseted gowns.

Jacqueline said...

I love these gowns, but never look good in this style. I think they look good on women who have a little more going on up top =) Gorgeous and I wish they looked good on me! Great post Carrie!

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Make Do Style said...

Oscar does do dresses very well!

Savvy Gal said...

I have a couple Blumarine pieces, I like the one in your post too. Sigh..... no more dress for moi.

tiltumaria said...

Oooh lovely gowns! And oh crap this reminded me i should find a dress for our school's ball asap!!
xoxox

Michael St. James said...

wow...that bottega veneta gown is heavenly!

Maria Confer said...

I love how corsets make a woman look. Make it a gown and it's stunning.

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Niki B. said...

sexy! love this look
xo

rossovelvet said...

I'll have the Nina Ricci one please ! ;D

I also love V&R 'slice of cake' dress...

Treacle said...

Corsets make every woman's figure gorgeous. So happy to designers are bringing back the hourglass.

Chessa! said...

I love this style. it's so flattering on pretty much everyone.

Hunters Glory said...

Good post cc!

Love the green Nina Ricci...

;)

Missy said...

I want all of these :)

Missy
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Intrinsically Florrie said...

They are some stunning gowns!
Jenny Packham dresses are so amazingly beautiful.
The Dolce & Gabbana dress in the second photo is absolutely gorgeous too.

Florrie x

Laura Trevey said...

oh so chic Carrie!!

xo Laura

HiFashion said...

I love the fitting on corseted gowns/dresses. They can make anyone look so classy and elegant.

nookie said...

love the second one

Join the Gossip said...

corests just seem to make any outfit that much more sophisticated!

Debbie Shiamay said...

these are truly amazing. Love them.. very inspiring. I wish i could one day make beautiful dresses like these =)

Style Redux 2 said...

The one from Chinese Vogue is to die for. Where pray tell does one get Chinese Vogue here darling?

Couture Cookie said...

The one from Italian Amica is my favorite... now when would I wear it? I need to start getting invited to more red carpet soirees and galas, so I can dress in corseted gowns and other impractical fashions...!

Jaime said...

Love the 2nd image/dress from Amica!

Tea For Two said...

I want to wear the green one with my battered olf All Stars :)

The style strutter said...

Loving Viktor & Rolf this season!!!

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xxx

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB gowns... I need one for lounging around the house while blogging... maybe even while painting... hmmmm... it could become a work of art too when a drop drip spill paint on it... oooh FUN!
Bon week-end mon amie!
Fifi

Stephanie said...

These corseted gowns are gorgeous. I love this style. I love the dark blue one with the flowy bottom. It is fab. :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

How many yardsssss of fabric that VictorRolf gown darling... so fab*
Great weekend dear CC! xo*

MizzJ said...

Sigh, this is such a beautiful post CC. My fave are of course the Dior and Versace! The Versace is a very interesting and modern interpretation of such a traditional silhouette, yet still wearable!

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

Every piece is gorgeous of course, but I wonder if one has to be tall in order to look "right" in a corseted gown?

mom & son said...

what an awesome gowns, CC!
wish i own one of them.

Terence Sambo said...

i like d Reem Acra dress :o]

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Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

ah! i love them ALL! gorgeous post, lady!

Belle de Ville said...

God knows I've got the jewelry to wear...if only I had the occasion to wear one of those lovely gowns!

Nubia said...

I love the one from China vogue the second picture, its gorgeous!

Mads said...

Ohhh I love corseted gowns!! hides the bulges and nips the waist..=P Corset gowns make me feel so womanly..

ps.. Can we exchange links? would really appreciate it..=)

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

These gowns are just so amazing.. I recently bought an evening gown in a dusty rose pink.. I adore the Italian Amica, October 2008 out of these pictures

xx

Carrie said...

These gowns are absolutely amazing! I love couture dresses on the runway. And corseted gowns definitely add a lot of sex appeal. Great post, Carrie.

Style Crusader said...

gorgeous gorgeous gowns, i really couldnt even believe the amazingness from the viktor & rolf show!

Sanity Fair said...

Love the look, but my absolute fav is the first - stunning! I'm a sucker for anything with that 50's poof.
Thanks for stopping by Sanity Fair!! LOVE your blog.

Quixsa said...

Hi Lady! :0)
I've always thought that corseted dresses work for all body types in a sexy yet classic style. :0) I love the variety of corset dresses and cannot pick a favorite.

FashionJazz said...

Luv all the diff pics, very inspiring!!

J : ) xxx

Zakuro Yugo said...

Just a beauty of curve!!

SomeoneAnyone said...

love the dresses really nice!!

Modahaymasqueuna said...

Nice dresses!
My favourite is champagne one. I love this colour.
xxx

Inty swetha said...

oh dear.. my mind is very crazy about these Gowns.. i like the all of them .. esp the last five :)

MissNeira said...

corseted gowns are amazing, its so hard to pick a favorite out of this collection!! but I have to say the tight fit white satin one is calling my name! would be gorgeous for a wedding dress!

xoxo
Miss Neira

Style Redux said...

These are all so amazing!! I fell head over heels with a Betsey Johnson corseted wedding gown last year. Saw it in person at Betsey's store in NY and nearly died. I'd love to get married in this style gown.

lisa said...

Such gorgeous eye candy in this post!