To look at Lea Michele in a plunging v-neck halter dress drenched in navy sequins and slit high up her leg, you'd scarcely remember she plays a teenage goody-two-shoes on TV. But maybe distance from her Glee character is what drew the actress to Diane Von Furstenberg's seductive Old Hollywood design—a look that's equally alluring in white. Nicole Miller's stretch-sequin gown from her Fall 2012 collection channels that same screen-siren vibe, though with a higher-cut neckline and minus the slit. There are some things a woman can get away with as a Met Ball guest that just won't fly for a wedding, and navel-nudging gowns are one of them.
Style GM0003, $1,455, Nicole Miller
—Phillip B. Crook
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