Fall 2014 Runway: Evening Wear Trends

Springtime blooms with new life, flowers and an abundance of weddings, galas, and all sorts of occasions. If you're attending a wedding or have a lineup of weddings and events, get inspired by Fall/Winter 2014 eveningwear from the runways. From casual chic to black tie, designers from all over the world presented a myriad of evening gowns and dresses in their collections and you will feel like a teenage girl shopping for prom. Don’t miss these three trends in eveningwear: lace, strapless and asymmetrically draped.  

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Fall 2014 Runway: Evening Wear Trends

For a nighttime or black tie event, style a more seductive but tasteful lace dress or gown. For a dramatic look, wear an evening gown that is draped all in lace revealing some skin at the neckline or go risqué with a cocktail dress with lace elements. Have fun with different styles of lace from intricate and enlarged florals to a geometric pattern. Designer Tadashi Shoji created a unique orange all-lace, long-sleeve gown with a nude slip underneath to give the artful appearance of lace overlaid on the model's bare skin. 

David MeisterShort-Sleeve Ruched- Waist Lace Dress
Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon/ Floral Lace Gown
Tadashi ShojiShort Sleeve Mixed Media Lace Cocktail Dress

 

For a dramatic look, wear an evening gown that is draped all in lace

Fall 2014 Runway: Evening Wear Trends

There is something so effortless and romantic about wearing a strapless gown. Perhaps it's the exposed neck, back and shoulders that showcase a more intimate part of a female's body. Wear a strapless dress or gown as is, or go glam with a statement necklace that sits close to the neck. You can have fun with a strapless dress or gown by exploring your options in silhouettes, prints, fabrics and necklines. Badgley Mischka presented a regal design of a strong, corset-like bodice and voluminous skirt of floral brocade. 

BCBGMAXAZRIAAlana One-Shoulder Side-Drape Dress
Donna Karan/ Draped One-Shoulder Evening Gown
Monique LhuillierSilk One-Shoulder Gown

Wear a strapless dress or gown as is, or go glam with a statement necklace that sits close to the neck

Fall 2014 Runway: Evening Wear Trends

Let your inner goddess out with asymmetrically draped eveningwear. Designers showcased a variety of classic pieces such as a simple chiffon one-shoulder gown or avant-garde pieces such as mixing fabrics and experimenting with different draping looks. Elie Saab designed a flowing wine-colored gown held together by velvet trim. Wear this trend with any dress that has asymmetrical and drape elements. 

Read more Fall 2014.

Sue WongSequined Strapless Cocktail Dress
FavianaStrapless Ruched Bodice Gown
Alice + OliviaDreema Strapless Printed Floral Gown 

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