Someone invite me to your formal NYE party or winter wedding because I’m currently looking for somewhere to wear this winter formal dress STAT. A few weeks ago in New Orleans, I had the opportunity to play dress up in the most AMAZING formal gown by Alyce Paris. It literally felt like I was getting a chance at a second set of bridal portraits you guys. From the beaded neckline to the swooping train, and hello, what about the waist-cinching gold belt? This dress has me living my very own beauty pageant, mardi gras princess dreams!
We kept the hair classic with old Hollywood inspired curls. Simple jewelry pieces were added to complement the stunning beadwork across the neck. (You really don’t need much extra when wearing a dress this stunning!)
If you are looking for your next Mardi Gras dress, winter formal gown or black tie gala dress, be sure to check out Alyce Paris for more amazing dress inspiration. In addition, the site also offers intricately beaded cocktail dresses as well as perfect prom dress options!
Or just check them out if you want to feel like a princess for a day. 🙂
See more of this winter formal dress in today’s full post!
photos by Lainey Reed
location is the Henry Howard Hotel in New Orleans
Thank you to Alyce Paris for partnering on today’s post for formal wear inspiration! As always all opinions and styling are all my own.