When you don a Sue Wong dress you step back in time to Hollywood’s Golden Era, the dresses dripping with beads and ribbon, with a hint of Art Deco influences. The most popular dresses are those that have these qualities but are suitable for the average woman rather than the incredibly ornate gowns that look best on a runway. Browse the gowns below to learn more about the most desired Sue Wong dresses.
The gorgeous platinum color of this dress would have been enough to make it stand out from the crowd, but the combination of beading, embroidery and soutache overtop catapults it to the top of the charts. The embellishments are tonal, which allows the dress to remain understatedly opulent instead of garish. The cut is a simple sheath fit with a V neckline, banded empire waist and a hemline to just above the knees. Wear this to any special occasion or even to a very nice evening out to show off effortless style.
Similar to the last one, this has the same V neckline, sheath fit and hemline length. The neckline is a bit lower and made from crinkled chiffon. The rest of the dress has a nude underlay with ribbon, embroidery and bugle beads in black overtop of it. The resulting mix of textures invites you to feel the dress and looks very pleasing to the eye. The simple chiffon bodice helps to lessen the impact of the rest, preventing it from being overwhelming. The dress also comes in Platinum, which does not make quite the same statement as the black. A similar dress is the Passementerie Dress that has thin spaghetti straps and nude underlay.
Channeling a bygone era, this dress has a strapless top, empire waist and a slim skirt covered with long, white ostrich feathers. The banded waist and hem have a beaded design in silver crystals and the bust is tightly pleated horizontally. This party dress instantly conveys avant-garde fashion. If you want a similarly attention-grabbing dress, try the Floral Appliqué Strapless Sheath Dress that has an icy blue color and the same exact layout as the Ostrich dress except it trades feathers for large floral appliqués.
Once again the fit of the dress is a sheath to just above the knees, but this one has short cap sleeves next to the V neckline. The neutral beige hue of the dress makes it a very subtle gown, but the texture of the richly beaded and embroidered fabric allows it to pop. The outstanding detail on this dress is the illusion back that has sheer fabric with a design made of ribbons and embroidery floating overtop of it. The effect is simple and subtle, yet all eyes will turn instantly towards it. Like the first dress, the embellishments are tonal; Sue Wong is excellent at encrusting dresses with details and making it seem like they are minimally decorated. A similar dress is the Beaded and Embroidered Lace Dress that has a sheer back, white hue and spider-like embroidered designs.