When I was still living and working in Bangkok, I often got invited to evening parties. Some were work-related parties, some were wedding parties, and others were birthday or random celebrations for friends. I usually had to wear formal evening dresses and most of the time, long gowns were the preference. Planning for party looks made me realize the type and style of evening dresses that flatter my slim figure.
After I moved to Europe upon marriage, party invitations decreased a ton. But I still keep my gowns and every once in a while, I still hunt for a fabulous evening dress. This time around, I shop for discounted evening dresses.
Floor-Length Ruffles Renatas,
Mermaid style floor length which is also known as fishtail dress is a trusted style that´s always present in parties (think red carpet or gala parties). I love the tulle detailing and extra-large flowers of the tail of this evening dress. But most importantly, I love its gorgeous royal blue color.
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Black Lace Modified, $416.36 $129.52
When I saw this sweep train mermaid style black lace dress, I couldn´t help but think of the bride-like dresses that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams wore to the Oscars early this year. But while the celebrity dresses had exaggerated trains, this elegant blush dress has a sufficient amount of tail that is highlighted with stunning black lace extended from its bodice.
Spilt-Front Beadings Daffodil,
Sometimes, a gorgeous bright color is enough to make a dress stunning. A Daffodil chiffon styled with beadings is a real gem. Need I say more?
Pleated Bust Chiffon Blush,
But there are also times when you know that going for something unexpected is the best move. For example, if you know that the party will be packed with bright colors, sequins, prints, or black, opting for a muted gown such as this blush A-line, pleated bust chiffon dress, will make you stand out because instead of competing, you simply negate the trend. It´s time to go demure with a class!
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Fabric Sweep Train Pleated,
It was in January 2009 during our school´s New Year´s celebration for teachers when I braved a red long dress. I used to shy from this color but I felt it´s too fierce. But after that night, my life was never the same. I now see the red dress is an incredibly, stunning party attire.
Chiffon Sequined Floor Length Evening Dress,
I have the skirt version of this dress, long transparent chiffon skirt. So that´s probably what drew me to this sexy A-line V-neck ruched bust with flowers chiffon sequined floor length evening dress.