Merlot Evening Gown
I’m continuing with the ‘Flavors of Fall’ attire ideas today, but instead of a bridesmaid look, I’ve designed collage that should suit both formal wedding guests in fall and winter, or a fall or winter mother-of-the-bride or mother-of-the-groom.
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The flattering draping and merlot wine color of this gown has caught my eye from the moment I saw it. This dress would be fine with some simple pearls, crystal accessories, or some lovely garnet, ruby, or gold pieces if you have them. To bring out the fallish tones, I chose some autumnal colors of topaz, copper, blush, and a tiny bit of blue ( in the earrings and bracelet, I think) and a little bit of purple in the clutch. I’ve decided cocktail rings are one of my new favorite accessories, especially for fall and into the holiday, so I’ve included one of those, and you can expect to see more in the future. They might compete with clutches for being my new favorite accessory to add to collages! I love how they add a statement of sparkle your hands! (Statement of sparkle, I don’t think I’d ever say that to a person in real life, so where did I come up with that?! But, I hope you know what I mean!)
I also love the fabric of this dress – the dressy jersey material gives it that drape, and I would imagine, a great degree of comfort to wear, but then the tulle netted overlay makes it dressy and formal in a way that jersey usually isn’t. If you’re looking for a great gown for fall and winter weddings or formal events that will take you right through the holidays, this is definitely a front runner for me!
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