Style Inspiration – Sweet Confections: Sassy Gowns Dazzle With Delicious Details and Vintage Flair

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(above) Delicate tulle swirls flourish from this charmeuse-sweetened, V-neck gown. Vera Wang “Gabriella” mermaid stretch charmeuse gown with illusion corset top, cut blossom skirt and tulle overlay. Lulu Frost jewelry, including deco earrings, rose quartz and rhinestone “Endless Summer” necklace, and bronze and rose quartz bracelets.

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(above) A classically elegant cardigan and full skirt combination is sweetened by vivid statement jewels. Luly Yang “Papillon” silk and tulle ball skirt with floral tie and ivory cashmere cardigan with pearl buttons, both Luly Yang Couture. Halogen olive straw cloche, Kate Spade New York “Gerbera Garden” floral brass and zinc necklace with grosgrain ribbon tie and Ivanka Trump “Annulio” coral patent flat.

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(above) Iced with a blue tulle headpiece and circle-cut sequins, this modern gown flutters graciously into a subtle flare. Luly Yang Monarch collection “Snow Empress” fit and flare ivory faux leather pailette gown with circle-cut sequins and sweetheart neckline, Luly Yang Couture.  Ted Baker London “Stitch Bow” patent leather skinny belt. Pastel blue tulle fabric pinned as headpiece. Vintage Danish sterling silver and white enamel necklace and earring set with gold wash.

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(above) Glazed with floral appliqués, this delectable organza frock has endless charm. Luly Yang Diamond “Dreaming of Love” strapless ivory tulle and organza tea-length dress, Luly Yang Couture.  Satin loop hat with crystals and French netting. Mid-20th-century mabe pearl and platinum earrings with eight pavé-set diamonds each (.08-carat total weight) and 1970s mabe pearl and platinum ring accented by baguette and brilliant-cut diamonds (0.34-carat total weight). Enzo Angiolini “Tanen” sculpted metallic platform pumps.

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(above) Paired with a Mikele Keiffer fascinator, an asymmetrical Luly Yang Couture gown froths into a dramatic train to reveal a candied lining of organza blossoms. Luly Blue “Hellen” strapless organza dress with bow at waist and floral detail appliques in skirt lining, and A Bloom Design pearl shell drop earrings, all from Luly Yang Couture. Mikele Keiffer citrine rose and ostrich feather fascinator, from Mikele Keiffer Millinery. Pastel green tights layered under creamy DKNY fishnet tights, and Joan & David “Cicilee” blush pumps with scalloped detailing.

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(above) Paired with flirty headband, a fluffy, tea-length ball gown exudes sugary sweetness. Justin Alexander “Jamila” strapless, tea-length gown with Venice lace over coffee-colored saccharine tulle and accented with a silk dupioni sash. Black polka-dot bow headband. Circa 1950 14K white gold and saltwater pearl earrings with 15 accent diamonds each (.54- carat total weight), “Playas” navy suede platform heels.

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(above) Raise a toast to this Wonderland-worthy gown, shimmering in champagne hues and embellished with floral icing. Wtoo “Oriana” tulle and taffeta ball gown with Swarovski crystal embellished lace appliqués and spaghetti straps. Pink tulle wrapped as headband. Circa 1950 14K white gold and brilliant-cut diamond earrings (.35-carat total weight) and Edwardian 1.57-carat opal ring accented by 22 Old European-cut diamonds (.75-carat total weight).

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(above) A sequin bodice sugarcoats this Kate Spade cocktail frock, topped by a dulcet feathered headpiece. Kate Spade New York “Debut” white mesh cocktail dress with grosgrain ribbon waistband and sequin bodice. Erica Koesler feathered satin pillbox hat with French netting and floral organza detail. Retro 18K yellow and white gold bow ring, accented by brilliant-cut diamonds (.10-carat total weight).

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(above) A tres chic bow takes the cake, complementing a strapless mermaid gown and fresh minty green jewelry. Vera Wang “Harper” ivory satin-faced organza and tulle gown with trapunto-stitched bustier and multi-tiered back bustle with satin bow (worn as headpiece). Lulu Frost bronze and lemon chrysoprase jewelry, including “Memory Motel” necklace, bracelet, and earrings.

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