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The New Dress Codes for Fall

Dark and smoky evening dress codes

Are you dressing up more? Dressy clothes used to arrive in stores towards the end of November in the past. This year the floors had displays of cocktail dresses and other fancy dress from September onward. Benefits and celebrations are back big time. And designers are helping you celebrate. What are the new dress codes for Fall? Discrete or over-the-top, there is a lot to chose from. Day or night, you can shine. And it is facinating to see the footwear that is being paired with the looks. Why not come on a tour of some of the stores in New York with a NYC private shopping tour. Let’s explore some of the new dress codes for fall. Find your stand out looks.

An evening dress code by McQueen

Alexander McQueen offers some very structured and special pieces. Sarah Burton, the brand’s designer, is a technician par excellence. A half corset in yellow is worked into the shaped black dress. Note the slightly chunky boots.


Cocktail dress from Valentino

Valentino also has many sleek looks for cocktails and beyond. A short black dress with white accents stand out.


Gucci sets new dress codes

Gucci goes forward with retro. It’s a sixties vibe with the fur hem skirt, and a seveties vibe with the platforms and simple silver dress. Vintage looks are one of the dress codes for fall.


Elegant black evening dress

And this black column sheath gets a left from the highly arranged bow at the waist.


A fun black cocktail dress

Another LBD with attitude, this pouf has strategic strap placement to show side cutouts and decollage.


Dress up with Prada

Prada offers a day to night look mixing sheer embellished skirts with technical nylon jackets trimmed in sequins or feathers. Why not? And please note the clunky baby-doll flats.


Sequin bow dress

Carolina Herrera exercises her good taste with this off-white sheathe decorated with a sequin bow.


Pink brocade dress codes

Valentino loves this shade of pink. A simple sheath done in brocade is re-embroidered with tiny beads for a fanciful, sparkling look.


Sequin dress codes from Dolce Gabanna

This delicate sequined dress is from Dolce and Gabanna, It is on the sheer side, with strategic placement of panels. You have to be in excellent shape to wear this dress.


Black sequin dress codes

Sleek with elegantly placed sequins, this is a minimal take with maximal decoration. Joseph Altuzarra hit all the right notes.


Sequin dress codes from Valentino

If you want a slightly more casual look, try this Valentino mini dress. The tonal pailettes mix copper and silver.


A printed brocade dress

This casual look from Alice and Olivia has a gold foil brocade print. It is festive without being complicated.


A silver evening caftan

If you want to be casual and chic, a Gucci caftan is the way to go. This is another brocade pattern. The silver beading at the neck ties it together.


A pink ruffled dress

Azzedine Alaia makes this casual ruffled knit dress. It is playful, and dressy without beading or fuss.


An easy pink long dress

Hot pink is a trending color this season. And this chiffon dress is another relaxed way to dress up. Alice and Oliva wants you to live the life.


Chiffon dress codes

Kim Jones of Fendi gave us this elegant ensemble. The bias cut chiffon dress has a thirties feel. The fluffy nude tone jacket makes it just right for the fall.


Black lace dress code

There are more silently flirty looks using lace inserts. Balmain does this beauty.


Sheer white cocktail dress

Simone Rocha created this dress with interesting cutouts and jewels. Not at all like many of her other fuller pieces. This too has a thirties feel.


New dress codes with lace

Stella McCartney also does a spliced lace dress. The peek-a-boo panels are subtle.


A trio of black cocktail dresses

This trio of black outfits goes from covered up to bare.


An evening dress with boots

Black is big this year, but there is color. Alexander McQueen like a pouffy lime green taffeta dress paired with moto boots.


Stand out clothing for evening

And McQueen also executed this OTT jumpsuit. The cut away side panel and the ruched tulle neckline are tough chic. And it shows that pants can be dressed up too. And the stiletto heels help.


Tailored dress codes

McQueen also did this sharp suit. The rhinestone detailing at the sides of the jacket is slimming and a festive statement.


Decorated suits need dress codes

L’Agence also does a narrow tailored suit with rhinestone embellishment on the jacket.


Sparkling evening suit

Libertine makes liberal use of rhinestones every season. The musical jacket mixed with the strawberry pants are a lighter way to go.


A colorful evening look

And sometimes suits have skirts. Alice and Olivia uses colorhul lace flower appliques to great effect. This is a happy suit that is strong.


A suit dress for evening

McQueen cuts an asymmetric jacket with a beaded flower and pairs it with a skirt with an asymmetric slit. A powerful look for a dressed up season.