Take the reins and embrace country chic in a budget-friendly gown that's equally at home in a barnyard and a ballroom.

Delicate style for a song: Bari Jay White's strapless chiffon dress features a shirred bodice and a high-low hemline.

Dress, $240, Bari Jay White. Cashmere cardigan, $188, Ann Taylor. Earrings, Evocateur. Boots, Frye.