This season's streamlined gowns combine minimalist with architectural for a look that's both simple and seductive.

The draped cowl back on this twill-gazar gown reveals a net corset and an overspilling floral corsage.

BEAUTY NOTE: For a subtle, fresh scent that will last late into the evening, try Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Body Crème.

Gown, $728, White by Vera Wang; Flower comb, Haute Bride; Ring, David Webb