"Men and girls came and went like moths among the whispering and the champagne and the stars" F. Scott. Fitzgerald
Drawn to the secretive glamour of the night skies and the affinity between stars and sequins, shimmering moonlight and liquid like fabrics, a palette of inky blacks and midnight blues, ethereal silvers and sparkling gold, we're coveting celestial inspired gowns for mystical and decadent bridesmaid glamour (or the perfect look for the nocturnal and non-traditional bride).
We're taking cues from several back-to-back seasons at Valentino, with cosmic explorations of sequins, encrusted jewel like embellishment, whimsical stars, and billowing silvery clouds, as well as the glamour of Chloe's Pre-Fall black and gold statement pieces. For the perfect cocktail take on the trend, look to Monique Lhuillier's Fall Winter 2015 collection, with a chic take on evening night skies, all dark scatterings of black stars on a tulle base, perfect for nocturnal weddings unfolding after dark.
Take in hints of lurex with silver or gold threads, miniature sequins and sparkling stones, metallic embroidery, and trails of silver running the lengths of skirts like liquid mercury. Or for just a hint of celestial glamour (perfect for evening celebrations), consider a decadently embellished cape draped over simple black or inky midnight blue, floor length silk slips, for a sleek and edgy aesthetic. Keep hair natural, offsetting the glamour of the gowns and makeup glowing, with just a hint of liquid eyeliner or sweep of molten shadow for twilight drama.
Houghton Tati B Gown
Zuhair Murad Lace-Embroidered Sheer Gown
Bo & Luca Empress of the Moon Cape
Johanna Johnson The Starlet Gown
Badgley Mischka All-Over Beaded Seaglass Gown
Jonathan Saunders Marie Printed Silk-Chiffon Dress
Marc Jacobs Embellished Tulle Dress
Johanna Johnson Harlow Cape
Alice & Oliva Gore Embellished Silk-chiffon Gown