To say we're fond of cupcakes is an understatement. Red velvet, blue velvet, trusty vanilla, banana with maple-pecan frosting — we inhale 'em all with childlike delight. But when it comes to cupcakes, we're firm believers in eating those suckers, not wearing them.
Yep, we're talking about the strange phenomenon of special-occasion gowns so puffed-up and ornate, you'd think they were frosted, not designed. Luckily, we've got the antidote to that fashion toothache: Reem Acra. From wedding gowns to cocktail dresses, Reem Acra has a knack for making occasion wear that's romantic but never overdone.
Witness the simple, columnar lines of the I'm Ready gown, the exquisite silk organza Simple Beauty dress, and that flirty, flounce-hemmed cocktail shift. Wear one of these babies to your next black tie, and we promise you'll stand out — even when you're standing next to the dessert table.
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Reem Acra Strapless Cocktail Dress, $2,250, available at Shopbop.
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Reem Acra Simple Beauty Strapless Dress, $7,800, available at Shopbop.
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Reem Acra Silk Gazar Dress with Trimmed Hem, $2,175, available at Shopbop.