Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gorgeous Black Gowns

The LBD’s sophisticated older sister was positively radiant on the Fall 2010 runways, darlings!
Photos via style.com except where noted.
Aquascutum
Brian Reyes
Camilla Staerk, via nymag.com
Donna Karan
Dsquared2
Edition by Georges Chakra, via nymag.com
Elie Saab
Giambattista Valli
Giorgio Armani
Hermés















Jasmine Di Milo
Julien Macdonald
Kinder Aggugini
Koi Suwannagate
Naeem Khan
Nina Ricci
Prabal Gurung
Preen
Rachel Roy
Ralph Lauren
Roksanda Ilincic
Tadashi Shoji, via nymag.com
Talbot Runhoff
The Row
Tracy Reese
Issa butterfly-printed silk-jersey halter gown; this and next eight at net-a-porter.com.
Notte by Marchesa ruffle-sleeve silk-blend gown.
Halston Heritage silk-satin v-neck gown.
Maison Martin Margiela strappy-back silk gown.
Calvin Klein asymmetric satin-jersey gown.
Julien Macdonald stretch georgette swim gown.
Paul & Joe tuxedo sleeveless silk-blend gown.
Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Opuntia corseted gown.
Roksanda Ilincic mesh-detailed silk-satin gown.
Rachel Pally Hostess gown, at shopbop.com.
Which gown do you find most glam, darling?
xoxox,
CC

76 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I love black dresses....and you never can go wrong with a good black dress...Such much choice and the one I love is Tadashi Shoji:) Stunning:)
Kisses my dear!

kumar said...

great black outfits looks cool lovely collection i like all black outfits

J. said...

I love the first one! And several of the others are quite nice too...

Viv said...

I am pretty much in love with all of them... except for the one with the circle detail at the waist. I have less love for that one. It looks a little night-gown-ish. I wish I had a closet full of black dresses!!

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

Amazing! Chic and fabulous...

mosha said...

I love Tadashi Shoji's designs <3

LifestyleBohemia said...

This is an awesome post because we all buy a black gown at some point. Lately I am loving the one-shoulder gowns. Your selections are beautiful!
Have a great day!
xx

Ferferi said...

How can one concept look so different? A black dress is a must in a womans wardrobe. I have some myself but few long ones...!
//Ferferi in Paris
http://blogg.veckorevyn.com/ferferi/

nuheila said...

Love them all!
Fabulous collection.



Nuheilaspe

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh wow! amazing dresses. love black dresses. always a timeless classic. I think the Nina Ricci is my favorite. gorgeous! xo

Katariina said...

I admire them all.I like black colour dresses<3

Katariina said...

You have a award in my blog,if you want it:)

She Wore It Well said...

cant go wrong with an lbd x

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Turn the Giambattista into a white dress and wolla I have my perfect wedding dress:)
Gorgeous gowns by the way!

Hell Notes for Beauty said...

Giambattista Valli's dress is very pretty.

Nadine2point0 said...

AWEsome collection of photos, honestly! Just when I think I wear too much black, then I see this and KNOW that it is the ultimate, isn't it!?
Great post!

http://nadine2point0.blogspot.com/

Sweety P said...

Just fab!

Belle de Ville said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I love the Giambattista Valli dress- such drama! And the Rachel Pally, last one- so elegant.

RECIEN LLEGADA said...

Total Black¡
J'adore
Nice D'squared dress¡¡¡
xxx
DELIA

MrJeffery said...

love prabal.

stilettolover91 said...

They are all absolutely stunning!! Amazing post!

http://hottheels.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

One can never go wrong with all black! Love!

xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

LOVE this post! LOVE all black. And DIE for that Brian Reyes at the top... xxSAS

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

just became a new follower!!! - LOVE ur site hot stuff!!! .. the Jasmine Di Milo, Preen, and Halston dresses are killer!!!

i hope u can check me out sometime and become a member
*Hugs*
Erika
http://tiptoebutterfly.blogspot.com/

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love a great black gown. It's my favorite color. The Giambattista Valli is omg. Beautiful!

Jeanne Suica Vintage & Collectable Clothing said...

Once you wear black you never go back! Great choice darling!

Noble Beeyotch said...

Classy as hell!

Helen said...

Notte by Marchesa ... stole my heart!

Erika said...

Giambattista Valli all the way! It makes me think of Barbie - what a fabulous aesthetic!! :)

Dream Sequins said...

Don't mind if I do! Black magic!!

Blicious said...

black is always so beautiful!!!

xoxo

6roove said...

Giambattista Valli (rox!), Giorgio Armani velvet dress, Julien Macdonald are my favs!

kisses :))

HiFashion said...

I definitely prefer gowns to LBD's. These are so elegant. I love Julien Macdonald's collection this season.

Peter Breese said...

Oh yes, black is a good friend of mine! Wonderful post CC. I'd love to see more of these gals with hats (a la Lillian Bassman).

themaddychronicles.com said...

Gorgeous!!! Great finds!

Tights Lover said...

There are few things better than this. I love the Julien Macdonald and really love the Donna Karan...why am I drawn to all things shiny? hahaha!

Katie said...

Perfect! Such a classic.

clarabelleblog.com said...

It is impossible for me to get tired of the black dress

clarabelleblog.com said...

wait I just want to make sure I wrote my first comment correctly. It was supposed to read. It is impossible for me NOT to love a black dress. Lol I hope I wrote that before :)

WeShop said...

Beautiful black frocks. Is it wrong that I'm planning my Christmas night out dress already?! xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Stephanie said...

you can't go wrong with a simple elegant black outfir whether a dress or a gown! lovely :)

Kisses,
Stephanie

TERI REES WANG said...

I am mad for black in the days of Summer, when the sun is coming on strong. It reminds me of the Greek islands where the shadows are long.

Lila said...

There are so many favorites that I just couldn't pick one! The lacey ones are so feminine and yet others are so sexy. I love it! Black makes you think of Audrey Hepburn doesn't it?!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

COCAMIA said...

You can always be sure to win in a black gown!

S.Elisabeth said...

Lovee long black dresses, definitely Holly Golightly material! They're the epitome of elegance

naomemandeflores said...

Amazing black dresses! I love to wear them!

Hunters Glory said...

Black is fashionably beautiful!

;)

Style, She Wrote said...

Fab post! Love those black gowns. Another great post, CC!

Grace said...

Wow, these are such the epitome of sophistication and elegance. The Nina Ricci and Marchesa are so chic!

theswellelife.com said...

I love the one Vlada's wearing, it has a 20s feel but is really modern. Love! Denise xxx

Bionica said...

ooh Camilla Staerk's dress is very cool
love it =)

<3
-Bionica

Averill said...

Black is always a great choice. I'm loving that Donna Karen one in particular (and don't you agree that she's really knocked it out of the part the past few seasons?!).

say.la vie said...

Absolutely divine!

The Seeker said...

WOW, gorgeous pieces, thanks for sharing.

Hope all is great

xoxo

Nubia said...

The fourth dress is amazing! You can never go wrong with a LBD.

awesome pics

Janet Mazorie said...

In love with the Vivienne Westwood Gold dress. If that was in white I'd wear it as my wedding dress!

www.majormusthaves.com said...

I love them all!

Karena said...

Carrie, these are stunning!! Love the Gung piece (as well as several others)!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Wanderlusting said...

My problem is... where the hell do I wear any of these lovely dresses???

I gotta get a social life, lol.

Rina said...

very glamorous post! loved it!
xoxo

Dith said...

Oh lord!! J'adoreeeeeeeeee
I so need one of these for my bday coming up pretty soon.
Any suggestions where I can get a 'budget friendly' one CC.

♥ Cara Mia ♥ said...

black is slimming and fierce! you can't go wrong with any of these black gowns love!

♥♥♥♥♥

Ashley said...

Love love love these gowns! They're all so stunning, wish I could go to red carpet events and wear each and every one of these!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

B a la Moda said...

The one that opens at the bottom like a bell is amazing!!!

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Lex S. said...

the lace gown, worn by the fiery red-head = STUNNING.

vicki archer said...

All stunning...xv

Haute World said...

You definititely can't go wrong with a long black gown! Gorgeous selection! Wish I could afford the Elie Saab dress (and had an occasion to wear it to!).

Rachel Follett said...

Beautiful roundup! So many to choose from.

Diana Mieczan said...

I am your newest follower! I love your style:)
Kisses my dear!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Amazing, Carrie! Black gown is something a MUST in every girls wardrobe. I always enjoy your flawless selections!

Romany said...

The Dsquared2 has such a stunning silhouette...
Romany
xx

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Classic look!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Omg I need that Giambattista Valli dress. I'm not sure where I would wear it. But I need it.

Trixy said...

CC, you've taken the LBD through to the next 10 levels. Love!

Dith said...

Hey doll
Stl waiting for those 'budget friendly suggestions.'
Ralph Lauren makes really good long regal dresses! I may give him a shot.