Chic Dresses for $1,000 or Less

Stunning Strapless

A point d'esprit and beaded Chantilly lace overlay gives this elegant A-line cut terrific texture; satin banding decorates the Empire waist. About $998, Casablanca Bridal. Long pearl strand, Carolee. Gold chain with diamond briolette, Mauri Pioppo. Gold chain with keshi pearls, Susan Suh Jewelry. Gloves, Carolina Amato. Boots, Frye.