From Oscar de la Renta to Elie Saab, modern designer dresses to classic ball gowns, here are top 20 long gown designs for 2016!
As far as a fashionista’s dreamland goes, there’s no dearth of dresses. Designer dresses, especially! But even in reality, an ideal evening dress is extremely important for a woman to make a statement at any party – be it a cocktail evening with your B-school classmates or a formal gala with the charity-doers, your first cousin’s beach wedding or your own dream date!
Chic and elegant, evening gowns are a must in every women’s wardrobe. What better defines the beauty and class of a modern woman than an exquisite and exclusive evening gown? Classy but chic, seductive but not revealing, they are meant to define the wearer’s personality.
So if you’re trying to find the perfect gown for your next cocktail party, keep reading. We’ve selected the top 20 designer dresses of 2016 from our favorite designers’ collections, and also sorted the long gown designs by type! Let’s find out yours!
Designer Dresses #1: Ball Gowns
The traditional ball gown is certainly a timeless favorite. But this year, we’re also seeing a new version of the ball gown – a hybrid of the modern sheath gown, which has side layers or volume. Choose a classic color if you’re going for the ball gown – royal reds, starry black or knightly blue. With rich and lustrous fabrics and details, ball gowns are a great option for an evening wear that’ll never go out of style. Plus they’re great if you want all eyes on you – like weddings and engagements. Also, try the embellished gowns for perfect party look
Monique Lhuillier: Off shoulder draped trumpet gown
Cocktail Dresses #2: Strapless Gowns
Strapless gowns are by far the most common style. Sexy and contemporary! I am liking the one designed by Carolina Herrera.
Carolina Herrera: Silk fall draped gown
Rubin Singer: strapless A-line gown
Rene Ruiz: Linear sequin Strapless gown
Designer Dresses #3: Sheer Gowns
Sheer gowns are both romantic and alluring. A sheer gown is a classy outfit for the party-goers, but with sexy details in bodices, necklines, sleeves, with floral patterns embroidered over tulle. Sheer gowns look really stunning and are great statement-makers.
Rene Ruiz: Floral tulle gown
Elie Saab: Grey sequin with sheer sleeves
Ralph Russo: Lavender grey silk tulle dress
Evening Dresses #4: Mermaid Gowns
The mermaid style is very trendy in this season. This style is fitted till the knee or calves, and then tapers to become a full skirt or trail . Mermaid gowns have always been a formal party favorite, but the latest trend in them is the modified sheath style with a trail.
Dolce & Gabbana: Mermaid gown with a fur scarf
Zuhair murad: Rose red floral embroidered gown
Designer Dresses #5: Exotic Gowns
Exotic elements are so trendy right now. Capes, one-sided scarf overhangs, kaftan sleeves have all been making a splash lately, thanks to the high fashion designers who have been embracing this chic trend in past few years. I am loving the one-shoulder gown with a scarf on the side of the shoulder by Rachel Zoe.
Gucci: Embellished silk chiffon gown
Rachel Zoe: One-shoulder cape gown
Designer Dresses #6: Asymmetric Gowns
The asymmetric gowns are the most flattering silhouettes in trend these days. These gowns are short in the front (like a mini-dress) and floor-length at the back, sometimes with a long trail, which gives a gorgeous look to the outfit. The front can be anywhere between your thighs to your knees.
Halson Heritage: Sleeveless color block knot waist dress
Zuhair Murad: long sleeves sheer princess gown in red silk satin
So did you love these gorgeous designer dresses? And which one did you love the most among all these gowns? Let me know in the comments below!
Pinky is a Staff Writer and Research Analyst at ShilpaAhuja.com, and an iNIFD graduate with a diploma in fashion design. Pinky’s expertise lies in the latest wedding fashion trends and hair/makeup advice. Prior to taking up a career in fashion, Pinky graduated with a B.Com (C.S) from Ethiraj College. She is also an art and a movie buff, she loves to read a lot of online stuff, mostly fashion! The girl next door trying to juggle homemaking, blogging & wanderlust! Creating insights on beauty, hair & Indian fashion trends, one article at a time… Her hobbies include shopping (obviously!), hogging food at city’s new restaurants & listening to Bollywood music.
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