Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Patterned Party Frocks

The perfect silhouette for the season: strapless and joyously printed! Though these runway looks are from SS ’10, there are a plethora of patterned party dresses to be had right now!
Baby Phat, via nymag.com; other runway photos via style.com except where noted.
Badgley Mischka
Basso & Brooke
Bibhu Mohapatra
Blugirl, via nymag.com
Blumarine
Brian Reyes
Carlos Miele
Carmen Marc Valvo, via nymag.com
Carolina Herrera
Christian Dior
Christian Siriano, via nymag.com
D&G
Danielle Scutt
Dennis Basso
Derek Lam
Elise Overland
Emilio Pucci
Emporio Armani
Frank Tell, via nymag.com

















































Giorgio Armani
Graeme Black
Hervé Léger by Max Azria
House of Holland
Jill Stuart, via nymag.com
Kenzo
Louise Gray
Luisa Beccaria
Marchesa
Moschino
Oscar de la Renta
Peter Som
Rachel Roy
Sachin and Babi, via nymag.com
Stephen Burrows
Whitney Eve, via mbfashionweek.com
Willow, via nymag.com
Zero + Maria Cornejo





































Tibi zig-zag sequin-embellished dress; this and next five at net-a-porter.com.
Rebecca Taylor turquoise and gold jacquard party dress.
DKNY sequin-spotted strapless dress.
Hervé Léger strapless bandage dress.
Paul & Joe iridescent satin jersey dress.
Richard Nicoll canvas corset dress ~ CC loves!
Which frock is your fave, darling?
xoxox,
CC
P.S. Just 2 more days to enter CC’s Orient Ladies Watch Giveaway!


P.P.S. Check out Party Mart for your party supplies!

91 comments:

Funms-the rebirth said...

gosh ive not been here in a while.....so sorry about my absence....
got a lot to catch up on here but these dresses are tres fabulous....great post darling....xx

Federica said...

Oh wow, so many beautiful dresses here!
I really like your blog!
Greetings from Italy!
Federica

mom & son said...

wish i could wear all of them, huh!
gorgeous dresses, cc!

Melissa Blake said...

Oooooh, can I have the pink one? ;)

Leah said...

The Hervé Léger dress for me Carrie.

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. These are all very beautiful. I love all the colors. I hope you are doing well so far this week. Take care. Cheers!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Seriously I need a party to attend. I hate a "party-less" Holiday. I hope you are painting the town in a few gorgeous frocks CC?
xx

joannapple said...

the socond one is gorgeous, adorable ! one to die for!

Winters Reaper said...

really, these make me want to party all night long...

but there are acouple that just wouldn't happen to be on my arm..

Ulee said...

there IS a plethora, not are. plethora means variety, you wouldnt say there are a variety..

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

If I am correct there is one i.e., called frill frock. I am fond of that.

Jacqueline said...

I adore that pink dress. So hot. xoxo

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Nina said...

Uh, oh! Wish I could do strapless. I hardly have anything there to hold it up. Boo to me!

Great post as always, Couture Carrie!

Nina

electricsbubbles said...

wooooow
so many gorgeous dresses!

Kisses

Sher said...

I really wanna find a patterned party frock for the holidays! The shiny rainbow sequin dress at the bottom is so beautiful:)

xx

nuheila said...

So many beautiful dresses!!!
I m in love with that D&G with amazing boots!

Nuheila

Sweety P said...

I so need one of these dresses!

stilettolover91 said...

SO GORGEOUS!!!!!! I seriously cannot pick a favorite one!!!! Amazing post!!!

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Supercalifragi Fashion said...

lovelyyy! would love to have one of these dresses for christmas

xoxox

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Rachel said...

Fabulous dresses, CC! I want them all! :)

lisa golightly said...

Dear Santa, please give me the legs for all of these dresses. They are tres magnifique !! Always a joy to pop in and see all the goodness that you share. xoxoxo lisa

Hunters Glory said...

If you were to do
Herve Leger (by Max Azria)
Im sure you would look fabu!

Post is fabu too!

;)

tiltumaria said...

Love them alll! I deff need something new for new years!
xxx

daisychain said...

Oh Miss CC, you are making me want to shop for a new dress.

Erika said...

Ooh, Dennis Basso is my absolute favorite - I love the poof of the skirt and the gold color. So fabulous!! :)

Erika said...

Ohmigosh I almost forgot...your comment yesterday completely made my day, CC! I would love to turn my Cruisin' Cafes pieces into a travel volume someday!! :)

cupcake♥trash said...

yea for parties and being able to wear cute sexy dresses!

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Children of the 90s said...

I'm definitely guilty of falling back on an LBD all the time, but I love all the patterned and textured party dresses for the holidays!

Teresa said...

What a gorgeous array of dresses!! Makes me want to find a party so I can dress up in a cute frock!

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kpeach said...

so pretty and girly xo

Kris said...

The colors in these are just fabulous!

A PIECE OF PASSION said...

Beautiful dresses! I love that you always have so many photos, something for everyone :)

xoxo

A PIECE OF PASSION

Fee-AMore said...

Amidst the pretty party frocks, i noticed a pair of bright pretty blue heels and i love that!

Helen said...

Really serious, fierce works of art - each of them!

~kristie~ said...

they're all so pretty...would take any one of them in a heartbeat!

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Tights Lover said...

Love these dress, Carrie! The Frank Tell is definitely my favorite!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These dresses are PERFECTION!! I want them all. Sigh.

Hanako66 said...

these are gorgeous...i need more parties to go to!

Cammila said...

That Paul & Joe dress is the kind of thing I ALWAYS want, even though I know in my heart of hearts that wearing it in real life would probably make me look like an extra in a cocktail party scene in an early 90's soap opera. Not that this ever prevents me from wearing these things.

Iole said...

the carlos miele should be mine!!!

Michael St. James said...

Does that Dennis Basso cocktail dress have a python bodice? LOVE it!

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Katy Mary said...

Love that Rebecca Taylor dress!

nookie said...

love the baby phat one:x

MrJeffery said...

wow these are so fun! i love the 1st 4!

clarewbrown said...

ooooh these frocks are perfect inspiration for the upcoming holidays!

princessdominique said...

I wonder when there will ever be a snatch and grab challenge where you will get to keep anything you can snatch and grab off of a runway in 60 second or less. Probably never right?

janettaylor said...

WOW! Gorgeous post! My fave is B. Mischka ;-)

X♥X♥

COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE... WE HAVE CANDY said...

GORGEOUS dresses, I would die for that black leather strapless dress with the nude colour on the sides. Amazing!

♥B said...

The first one and the Basso piece are my top 2!

-B

Kristin said...

I'm forever enamored with Hervé Léger bandage dresses and I looooove the color of this one!

tape_queen said...

LOVE love love the moschino dress. <3

Dith said...

I love and can definitely wear all of them. lol

Ashley said...

Love all of your picks! I wish I could wear strapless dresses - I need to work out on my arms and shoulders more! Another goal before next summer, lol :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

B a la Moda said...

Love all the pictures. I love this kind of cut. In fact, i am wearing a strapless pattern dress in my post today!

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Taryn said...

So many dresses! all perfect for a rockin holiday party :)

corteygrif said...

Awesome dresses,great post.
thanks for sharing.
regards from Spain
rosa

Noémie K said...

what beautiful dresses*°*°**°
nice selection !

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

This post could almost have been called patterned body con party frocks :) I love the Herve Leger

Stephanie said...

Love this look. My favorite is the first one. It is so cute how it is ruffled at the bottom. Lovely post, darling. :)

Jessica said...

I heart holiday dresses! I love that paneled suede pencil dress and also that big champagne ballerina dress!

Jaime said...

SO many to love! The leather Elise Overland is fabulous.

Intrinsically Florrie said...

I know I've said it before, but I so enjoy your selections darling.
I am spoilt for choice here. But I'm going to plump for the ever so pretty Stephen Burrows as the one I'd wear. :)

Florrie x

Pearl Westwood said...

I love the Basso & Brooke so striking yet really simple!

Grace said...

I love that one by Carmen Marc Valvo, and I saw that Rebecca Taylor one on Tayor Swift and she looked gorgeous.

The Pocket Stylist said...

Love Christians of course and Carlos Miele. Fab!! Happy Holidays darling kiss kiss

Join the Gossip said...

I am in love with the first dress. Simple and elegant!

Juliet said...

I'm not the biggest fan of print -on myself, but on the runway it's beautiful to watch!

juliet xxxlla

Elizabeth Marie said...

I'm getting ideas for New years!!!!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

CC, you would love fabuouos in any of these! A girl has to be in good shape to pull this off.

Happy Holidays,
Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal

Roxy Teacups and Couture said...

blue leopard- love it!
http://www.twolia.com/blogs/teacups-and-couture

Mimi said...

So gorgeous!! I love D&G and the very last look on here.

Maria Confer said...

Gorgeous.

I just bought the cutest patterned party dress that I can't wait to post about!

lululetty.blogspot.com

Liz Blair said...

If only I had one of these dressed, a handsome prince and a ball to go to...

tris1978ton said...

Very cute dresses! Love the strapless selections.

Jenna said...

Basso & Brooke have done really neat work with patterns. Love them!

Marz said...

Stunning, I love party dresses! Especially the Rachel Pally one that Taylor Swift also wore. I love the fabric.
-Marz

Lucia said...

I love your blog!!!!this is a great post!!!

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Stéphanie said...

Beautiful dresses !
http://mimietnini.canalblog.com/

Inspiration in Italy said...

Hello Dear, I adore the strapless party dress and that pink & orange one you posted near the top is beautiful!

Baci xo
Rachel

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Love all the colours, thank you for sharing! So gorgeous. I love dresses I am gaining quite a collection

xxx

rossovelvet said...

Nice choices !
And we know how much you love corsettery besides !

LENORENEVERMORE said...

gorgeousss eye candies CC...
Hervé Léger strapless is the sweetest! xo*

Make Do Style said...

Love the orange Oscar de la Renta number xx

Anika said...

Congrats to Sweety P! What a gift!

And love this post, it's very helpful as I have a Chrissie party coming up and have fallen short as to what to wear to it. Some of these options would be perfection! Namely the Blugirl, Christian Siriano, Danielle Scutt or even the Marchesa.

Thanks for this post, CC :)

michelle_ said...

i love the herve ledger bodycon dresses !
awesome blog post darling !
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Miss Caitlin S. said...

Wow, beautiful dresses, absolutely beautiful!

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Raquel T.G. said...

Las rayas van a ser el estampado más trendy para la próxima temporada, verdad?? se han visto en prácticamente todos los desfiles!! muy buen post =)
KiSSeS!

Susan said...

wow, beautiful dresses!
have a lovely, day, darling.
xoxo

Style Redux 2 said...

I always love strapless.

FashionJazz said...

Stunning dresses!!!!! I luv them all!! : ) xx

witwhimsy.wordpress.com said...

omg carrie i love this post!! all these dresses just make me want spring to be here right away!! love your blog.