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Nothing says Old Hollywood glamour like a stunning liquid silver gown. Floor length evening dresses are the height of elegance at any event, but metallic pleats and a plunging neckline make this dress something truly special. I worn this dress for the Asia Pacific Film Festival in New Zealand on the 29th Oct, but it would be beautiful for any formal event.

Here are the key ways to choose and style your own incredible evening gown.

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An attention-grabbing evening dress is beautiful and sexy, but be careful not to overdo things. Click To Tweet




With a dress this dramatic, long sleeves and a floor-length skirt keep the overall look perfectly balanced, while a plunging neckline is just daring enough.

If you choose a dress in a simple, solid color, on the other hand, a thigh-high split or cut-out back might look perfect. It’s all about a careful balance – and making sure that you choose a dress you feel comfortable and beautiful in.

Choose the right length




It’s important to pay close attention to the fit of your dress. One area that is sometimes overlooked is length. This dress is the perfect length to show off stunning studded shoes without being too short or trailing awkwardly. The correct length will vary depending on the style of your dress, but it is always worth thinking about. Decide which shoes you will wear well in advance of a special event, so that you can make sure your dress is the correct length even when you are wearing high heels. A few extra inches of height can make a huge difference!

Mix classic and modern



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But if you copied a 1930’s movie star perfectly, you would both look and feel awkward. The incredible metallic sheen on this dress is somewhere in between vintage and futuristic. Try to combine contemporary style with touches of vintage glamour for an unforgettable evening dress.



The same goes for hair and makeup. With a dress like this, perfectly set retro waves might be too much. Loose, effortless hair balances out the formal dress for a look that’s casually sexy without trying too hard. Red lipstick is always a classic, but keep the rest of your makeup bright and modern, rather than the heavy powdered makeup made popular by the silver screen stars of Old Hollywood.


You should also balance your accessories carefully. Studded stiletto heels add an edgy touch to a classic dress style, while still working perfectly with the silver tones. Otherwise, minimal accessories mean that the dress itself stands out without having to compete for attention.




And here are some event photos (Courtesy of Ken Chen)


The media release started earlier in the afternoon


on the left is Yikuan Yan(Chinese actor) signing off the posters, and on the right we got a shot of red carpet action.


Ballet show by Mt Eden Ballet Academy 

224302n5ec4ccd2gnenfnoFrom left: Best Actor Award  – Yikuan Yan and Rising Star Award – Aijin Li