Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Anything, but Black" Colorful Cocktail Dresses

Elizabeth Mason Couture Strapless Cream Dress with Bolero

Many customers have been coming in to The Paper Bag Princess in search of the perfect cocktail dress to wear to a wedding or other special event. Their most common answer to the question: 
"What are you looking for in a dress?"
is "Anything, but black!"

While we all know a little Black Dress is essential to any fashionable wardrobe, here are some light and colorful alternatives now available in store and on First Dibs!

Elizabeth Mason Couture Strapless Cream Dress with Bolero
(Also Pictured on Model above in the first image)
Size 4/6
Priced at $3,895

This is a "One Of A Kind" cocktail dress with matching bolero jacket from Elizabeth Mason Couture. This dress is custom made from a 1940's dress kit/pattern, using a heavier weight tapestry fabric, fully lined, with a zipper up the back. The matching jacket is made of the same fabrics. The skirt is a full circle with a nylon net peeking out the bottom hem. While it may be a solid color, the intricacy of the textile is stunning!

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John Galliano Lime Green Cocktail Dress with Belt and Beaded Detail
Size 12
 Priced at $895.00

This is a sexy evening cocktail dress made by John Galiano. It is made from a lime green knit fabric, bias cut, that drapes at the bust and the back. There is a matching belt that fits low on the waist. There are leather straps and metal rings with lime green beading detail.

James Galanos Camel Ruched Chiffon Cocktail Dress circa 1990's
Size 8
Priced at $395.00

This a fantastic contemporary cocktail dress made by James Galanos. It is made of a camel colored ruched chiffon outer and a rayon base for structure, and is fully lined. It has spaghetti straps and a zipper up the back.


Howard Greer Emerald Hand-Beaded Cocktail Dress Circa 1950
Size 4/6
Priced at $4,995.00

This is an amazing vintage green emerald hand beaded cocktail dress by Howard Greer, from the 1950's. The dress has a constructed bodice with boning, a slit at the center front, and a zipper up the back.


Valentino Couture Floral Ruffle Cocktail Dress Circa 1980
Size 8
Priced at $1,495.00

This is a beautiful off the shoulder floral print cocktail dress by Valentino, from the 1980's. The dress has layered ruffles all over, a ruched fitted waist, and a zipper up the back. (Fits like a current size 8)

1 comment:

  1. Wow ! this is really nice!!!

    You look stunning with those make up! I really love it!

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