Gowns with pomp are back in a big way. Ushering in the new formality are styles that focus on the perfect fit. Whether your shape needs softness or structure, these statement dresses will flatter your contours with compelling elegance.

THE BEST DRESS FOR: An ample rear

If you're keen to camouflage your posterior, this full-on ball gown has a voluminous draped overskirt that hides everything below the waist. Three-quarter sleeves are a fresh focal point on the duchess-satin style, which also features a bow detail.

Gown, $10,990, Carolina Herrera. Earrings, Ben-Amun. Pumps, Nina.

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