A modern style gown that has long sleeves and is floor length is very elegant. There are a number of great options to choose from. Your Mother can do an Internet search for “long dresses with long sleeves” at her favorite department stores or at Internet sites. David Meister, Ralph Lauren, Alex Evenings, Tadashi-Shoji, Alfred Sung and Vince Camuto have beautiful evening dresses and are a few places to start the search. Your mother can find some of their long dresses with long sleeves at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s. Also Macy’s may have something in this style. She should look for something simple in style and then draw attention upward to her face area with beautiful earrings, and a flattering hairstyle and makeup. Wear with simple shoes. (Don’t call attention to your feet.) A beautiful clutch will add some style. Another option is to ask the Personal Shopper at her favorite store to pull some dresses together for her to try.
What color of shoes should I wear with a long black dress?
When choosing what color of shoes to wear with your long black dress think about if you want to draw attention downward or upward. Since your dress is long they won’t be very noticeable. Black shoes would be elegant with your black dress and a classic choice for a black tie event. You can focus attention upward on you with some interesting jewelry, an up-to-date-hairstyle and flattering makeup. A black sequin or beaded bag or a bag would be chic or a bag that ties in with your jewelry. For example if you are wearing sparkly (quality rhinestone or diamond) earrings a silver leather or sequin bag might work. Try some different jewelry and bag combinations. Your dress sounds like a show stopper!
Evening Bags 101
Wear evening bags to dressy events. They are perfect for cocktail parties, dances, weddings, formal, or black tie occasions. An evening bag is also appropriate when you go to a nice restaurant for dinner, the theatre, symphony, ballet and opera.