How To Make A Black-Tie Gown Look Cool

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The glitterati were out in full force on Saturday night at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner—a star-studded event that has become known as Washington D.C.’s version of the Oscars. In a sea of conservative gowns, we loved these three unexpected takes on black-tie style. With wedding season here, use these statement-making styles as a guide for standing out from the crowd (in a good way).

Modern Color-Block

Brit Marling in Roksanda

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Elegant Embroidery

Gillian Jacobs in Peter Pilotto

Bohemian Prints

Anne V in Altuzarra