WHY NOW Enjoy the great strides awaiting you in these stylish beauties—and not just because of their volume. Innovative tucking and pleating, plus rich fabrics and vibrant patterns contribute as well. Most are flatteringly cut to fall at mid-knee. Jazz them up for evening with a boiled wool jacket—or settle them down with a placketed blouse and cardigan for day.
At the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s benefit gala, Gabrielle Union showed up in a strapless styled Prada gown in a rich shade of emerald green. A diamond wreath at her neck and black T-strap heels completed her look.