Designer Line I Love: Notte by Marchesa

Every awards season I always find myself swooning over Marchesa dresses. They are always the most intricate, most beautiful gowns on the red carpet. Sadly, they also have a price tag around $4,000. Spending that much for a dress is simply not happening in my lifetime. (Unless, of course, the novel I haven’t even begun writing becomes a huge blowout success and a movie is made out of it and for some reason I’m nominated for an Oscar for ‘Best Book to Become a Movie’… THEN maybe I’ll drop four grand on a dress. It could happen.)

Ali Larter in Marchesa

Ali Larter in Marchesa

Kate Beckinsale in Marchesa

Kate Beckinsale in Marchesa (2009)

Reese Witherspoon in Marchesa

Reese Witherspoon in Marchesa (2008)

Anyway, much to my delight, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig released a lower end line several years ago called Notte by Marchesa. The dresses are in the $700 range and still kinda out of my range but they just seem more attainable at that price point. Here are a few dresses from the line. What do you think?

(Note: For some reason, all these models are in ridiculous poses. Don’t let that sway your opinions of the gorgeous dresses they’re wearing.)

One-Shoulder Floral Dress in lipstick ($725)

One-Shoulder Floral Dress ($725)

Ruffle-Bodice Strapless Gown

Ruffle-Bodice Strapless Gown ($990)

Ruffle-Sleeve Crepe Shift Dress ($660)

Ruffle-Sleeve Crepe Shift Dress ($660)

Strapless Organza Ruffle Dress

Strapless Organza Ruffle Dress ($795)

See the full collection of dresses as Bergdorf Goodman.

 

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