Galas in Chicago: Cocktail dresses, gowns and more

May 4, 2011 10:07:30 AM PDT
What should you wear to that next fundraising event?

Chicago fashion consultant and creator of has some suggestions from Dimitra's Bridal.

1011 N. Rush Street, #3
Chicago, IL

MODEL 1. Pronovias "Vanessa" is a crinkled gazar mermaid gown featuring a dramatic layered one shoulder bust and ruffled skirt in strawberry. Suggested Retail: $700

MODEL 2. Alex Tieh designs this black and grey mattelasse jacquard "mini gown" featuring Swarovski crystals and a crinkled silk chiffon three layer skirt. Each layer is finished with chiffon wrapped horsehair giving it beautiful movement and layered for an overall hombre effect. Suggested Retail: $2970

MODEL 3. Ysa Makino is the designer of this soft taffeta ruche bodice evening gown, featuring a bugle beaded body highlighted by embroidery and rondelle of jewel work surrounded by laser cut petals in multi hued iridescent organza. Suggested Retail: $4235

MODEL 4. Stephen Yearick designs this figure flattering "mini gown" featuring a jewel beaded and crystal drop waist bodice with an ostrich feather paneled skirt. Suggested Retail: $2620

MODEL 5. Ysa Makino designed the bridal gown which has an exaggerated drop waist bodice featuring embroidery, beading and jewel work with a dramatic broomstick pleated handkerchief tulle skirt. Suggested Retail: $4160