FASHION FINDS: 11 PRE-FALL EVENING OUTFITS, 2018

Here is the second part to our pre-fall fashion finds. If you haven’t seen the first part – Fashion Finds: 11 Pre-Fall Day Outfits, 2018 – please click here. Otherwise, here are the 11 outfits we styled for evening. We’ve covered various occasions and budgets – from $69 to $1000+. So, make sure to scroll through. We hope you will find something you like, or at the very least, leave here inspired.

Cream dress with black trim and slit outfit for evening

Moda Operandi: Markarian M’O Exclusive Coneflower Dress $1795 | Neiman Marcus: Lana 14k Flat Hoop Earrings $635 | Brandon Maxwell: The Vices Bag [SOLD OUT] | Neiman Marcus: Marco Bicego Cairo 18k Thirteen-Strand Bracelet $12820 | Jimmy Choo: Minny 85 Black Suede Sandals $750

We are seriously in love with this dress. The flat pasting we did in this diagram doesn’t do it any justice. We recommend you click on the link to view it on a live model. It’s so incredibly beautiful and chic. We kept it youthful by adding gold hoop earrings but added some sophistication with this gorgeous 13 strand bracelet. It you want to wear more jewelry, add in a gold ring or two. Our goal for this dress was Italian glam and Italian ladies are known for wearing a lot of gold jewelry. Because evening temperatures are starting to drop around the US, we recommend pairing this dress with a velvet wrap. It will add an even more luxurious flair to the dress. This outfit can be worn to evening weddings and chic cocktail events.

Pink Floral Print Pleated Cocktail dress with Ribbon Shoulder Straps

Moda Operandi: Carolina Herrera Bustier Cocktail Silk Cotton Blend Dress $2990 | Ross-Simons Jewelry: Mikimoto Cherry Blossom 11mm A+ South Sea Pearl and .45 ct. t.w. Diamond Floral Earrings in 18kt Rose Gold $9800 | Jimmy Choo: Chandra M Black Suede and Silver Micro Studs Clutch Bag with Studded Leather Bracelet $995 | Ross-Simons Jewelry: Mikimoto Cherry Blossom 11mm A+ South Sea Pearl and .14 ct. t.w. Diamond Floral Bypass Ring in 18kt Rose Gold $3900 | Jimmy Choo: Misty 120 Black Suede Platform Sandals $695

We love this cocktail dress for its youthful and feminine feel. It’s also very elegant so we decided to pair it with Mikimoto pearls. We then chose this clutch for its playfulness. We think it adds even more youth to the dress. Because the dress has a print and is fairly long, we made sure to use very high-heels in the styling of this outfit. You never want to drown yourself in a print or shape of a dress.

purple off-the-shoulder dress by cushnie

Cushnie: Dahlia Layla Off-The-Shoulder Dress $418 | Marco Bicego: 18K Yellow Gold Three Strand Woven Small Hoop Earrings $2550 | Brandon Maxwell: The Vices Bag [SOLD OUT] | Neiman Marcus: Marco Bicego Cairo 18k Thirteen-Strand Bracelet $12820 | Marco Bicego: 18K Yellow Gold Seven Strand Woven Ring $3610 | Jimmy Choo: Minny 85 Black Suede Sandals $750

We love this outfit for a dinner dates and cocktails at a chic location. It’s sexy with its off-the-shoulder bodice and tight fit. But its length and overall cut keeps it classy. We appreciate that. So, we kept the accessories simple with a solid black clutch and heels and a solid gold jewelry set. This dress can also be worn to some weddings. For cool nights, we recommend you use a black wrap. It will compliment the off-the-shoulder bodice well.

Pink and Blue Floral Print Midi Dress with Black Bow Belt

Moda Operandi: Red Valentino Floral Silk Dress $1150 | Marco Bicego: 18K Yellow Gold Three Strand Woven Small Hoop Earrings $2550 | Brandon Maxwell: The Vices Bag [SOLD OUT] | Marco Bicego: 18K Yellow Gold Seven Strand Woven Ring $3610 | Jimmy Choo: Minny 85 Black Suede Sandals $750

This is another feminine dress for those who want to continue wearing floral dresses into autumn. It’s a great dress to wear to dinner in the city with your girlfriends. We love the print of this dress and how it comes with a black belt to emphasize the waist. We again kept the accessories simple, allowing the print and shape of the dress to do all the talking.

Navy blue sheath dress with short sleeves

Black Halo: Amelie Sheath, Pacific Blue $276 | Ross-Simons Jewelry: Italian 18kt Yellow Gold Byzantine Hoop Earring, 1 1/4 $895 | LK Bennett: Ella Bordeaux Croc Effect Clutch $195 | Ross-Simons Jewelry: 14kt Yellow Gold Two-Row Byzantine Station Bracelet $1095 | Ross-Simons Jewelry: 14kt Yellow Gold Byzantine Link Ring $399 | LK Bennett: Floret Bordeaux Croc Effect Closed Heels $295

This sheath dress is what we call classic elegance. It’s the sort of dress that every lady should add to their wardrobe for its timelessness. We gave the dress some glam and texture with this Byzantine jewelry set and LK Bennett’s croc accessories. We also added contrast by accessorizing with the color, burgundy. However, if you enjoy minimalism, we accessorized with navy blue in the diagram is below.

Navy Blue Sheath Dress with Short Sleeves

Black Halo: Amelie Sheath, Pacific Blue $276 | Neiman Marcus: Lana 14k Flat Hoop Earrings $635 | LK Bennett: Ella Navy Croc Clutch $195 | Neiman Marcus: Lana 14k Gold Alias Cross Curve Bubble Cuff Bangle $3165 | Neiman Marcus: Lana Curve Ring in 14K Yellow Gold $1890 | LK Bennett: Floret Navy Croc Heel $295

Because we love this dress so much, we decided to do 2 diagrams for it, demonstrating the different ways it can be styled. In this diagram, we accessorized with a navy blue clutch and pumps. We used LK Bennett’s croc styled pumps and clutch again to add more texture and shine to the ensemble. And instead of the Byzantine jewelry, we used a flat gold set with a twist detail. This will add a more modern look to the outfit in comparison to the jewelry above.

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Goat: Goldfinch Midi Dress $830 | Ross-Simons Jewelry: 3.70 ct. t.w. Sapphire Scrolled Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold $489 | LK Bennett: Cecilia Black Velvet Clutch $250 | Ross-Simons: 4.20 ct. t.w. Saphire Scrolled Ring in 14kt Yellow Gold $346 |  LK Bennett: Fern Black Suede Heel $295

Again, this outfit is what we call British elegance. The dress’ long sleeves and midi length is perfect for the cooler temperatures of autumn and evening affairs. To fancy it up, we accessorized with a velvet bag and suede pumps – perfect fabrics for cooler temperatures. We finished the look with these gorgeously unique sapphire and gold jewelry set. The dress is minimal. So, the jewelry will help add color, texture, and interest to it. The goal we had was to keep it elegant, and not too demure. This outfit would be ideal for chic dinners and informal (not casual) to semi-formal weddings this fall.

gray midi wrap dress by zara

Zara: Pleated Midi Dress $69 | Ross-Simons Jewelry: Italian 18kt Yellow Gold Byzantine Hoop Earring, 1 1/4 $895 | LK Bennett: Ella Bordeaux Croc Effect Clutch $195 | Ross-Simons Jewelry: 14kt Yellow Gold Two-Row Byzantine Station Bracelet $1095 | Ross-Simons Jewelry: 14kt Yellow Gold Byzantine Link Ring $399 | LK Bennett: Floret Bordeaux Croc Effect Closed Heels $295

Here is an evening styling for this midi dress from Zara. If you haven’t seen our day styling of it, click here. With this styling, we decided to use a burgundy clutch and pumps to add color and texture. We used the Byzantine jewelry set for the same reason.

blue vintage wrap dress with pearls

The Fold London:  Hampton Dress Indigo Blue Wool Crepe $365 | Ross-Simons Jewelry: 11-12mm Cultured South Sea Pearl Stud Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold $495 | LK Bennett: Cecilia Black Velvet Clutch $250 | Ross-Simons: 12.5-13mm Cultured Button Pearl and .60 ct. t.w. Sapphire Ring With Diamonds in 14kt Yellow Gold $595 | LK Bennett: Fern Black Suede Heel $295

Again, we love the old-world feel of this dress. It’s a great way to bring some vintage charm to your wardrobe. So, we had to style it for both day and evening. For the evening styling, we went vintage with pearl jewelry and classic pumps.

black button-down shirt dress

Goat: Geneva Shirt Dress $930 |  Marco Bicego: Jaipur Collection 18K Yellow Gold Link Large Knot Earrings $1990 | Marco Bicego: Jaipur Collection 18K Yellow Gold Link Pendant $2350 |  Kate Spade: Kingston Drive Alessa $198 | Marco Bicego: Jaipur Collection 18K Yellow Gold Link Five Row Ring $1870 | Gianvito Rossi: Anya, Black $645

Here is a casual evening outfit that looks refined and sophisticated. We kept it casual with flat sandals, but you can easily swap out the flats for high-heeled sandals. We added color and a haute bohemian flair with Marco Bicego’s Jaipur Collection. The sleeves have mother of pearl buttons. So, if you wanted to wear pearls instead, you certainly can.

black jumpsuit and sapphire earrings ring

Goat: Gypsy Jumpsuit $955 | Ross-Simons Jewelry: 3.70 ct. t.w. Sapphire Scrolled Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold $489 | Nordstrom: Mulberry Amberley Calfskin Leather Clutch $650 | Ross-Simons: 4.20 ct. t.w. Saphire Scrolled Ring in 14kt Yellow Gold $346 |  Tom Ford: Gold Padlock Naked Sandal $990

The 70’s inspired Gypsy jumpsuit, with its ultra-chic satin pussy-bow neck tie, is the ultimate all-in-one.” We cannot agree more. We highlighted its ultra-chic and sexy look with these black, gold-trimmed sandals by Tom Ford. And we fancied it up with these sapphire and gold earrings and ring by Ross-Simons. We think the sapphires also add color to an otherwise very black outfit.

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*We, at Balissande Finishing School, believe when possible ladies should buy real metal, gemstone, and pearl jewelry, not fake. Real metals like gold and silver are an investment, gold more than silver. They also have a longer lifespan than fake jewelry. For this reason, we will be recommending real metal jewelry in the majority of our fashion collages.
** We have not bought any of the above items. So, we do not verify the quality, authenticity, or fit of the products recommended.
*** We did not receive any compensation for the items recommended.

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