A leading trend on the spring runways, illusion necklines returned in the fall even hotter (and shinier) than ever with the addition of intricate, dazzling embellishments. Our favorite is this Monique Lhuillier ballgown—the crystal-embellished illusion overlay sparkles like falling snowflakes, while Lhuillier's signature tufts on the silk skirt add a smidgen of volume without weighing it down.
Keepsake dress, $6,160, and top, $2,860, Monique Lhuillier
See the complete Fall 2012 Monique Lhuillier collection here.
Photo by John Aquino