Adrianna Papell gowns give me a feeling of grandeur. I'm not a lover of all things ball gown but when I saw this one, I had to try it on and I ended up loving it. If you don't know by now, I'm all about the details. This gown appears to be a simple black dress from afar but when you get closer, the design draws you in.
The first thing you probably see are the bows. Bows are often associated with little girls and believe me when I say, I don't need any help looking any younger because no one ever believes my real age anyway but this Adrianna Papell dress is an exception. The bodice has a sweetheart neckline with a tightly pleated rouching adding a matte effect so, the satin bows have a nice pop.
I paired this dress with an hombre jeweled necklace in onyx, pewter and cz gems. My earrings are a dark gray pearl and my bracelet, a black leather wrap with black gems for a city girl touch. I don't believe in fully matching jewelry sets. Nothing wrong with them, I'd rather give unexpected glam.
The bodice ends at the smallest part of your waist, which enhances your curves. Then the full skirt begins. I like the fact that it's a flattering fullness as opposed to a gypsy-wedding-gown kind of skirt. I'm exaggerating of course but the rosette, tulle, mesh design is absolutely romantic and gives the skirt all the fullness it needs. It sweeps the floor in length, covering your feet, so practice walking in it before you go out so you don't trip and fall on your face. Perfect your glamorous glide.
The back is straight across and if you've got a little junk in the trunk like I do, the skirt covers it in an elegant way. All in all, I'd recommend Adrianna Papell dresses particularly for your upcoming holiday parties, galas, weddings and military balls. They've got the right amount of subtle drama and are very reasonable in price. I love their collection of sparkly blouse gowns as well. Check out the dresses I've pulled for you below and comment about your favorite one. Enjoy!