Satin Cascade Rosette Dress at Spiegel.com
by Ida Hsiang
Every female wants to ooze classic sex-appeal, but sultry sophistication can so easily take a wrong turn. It's easy to over-step the boundary from sexy to trashy or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, stuffy and matronly (God forbid!). With David Meister and his collection of sensually sophisticated cocktail dresses, you'll always look seductively appropriate! A sheath dress is always classic with it's feminine silhouette and longer hemline, but a plain black sheath is something we've all seen a million times. David Meister cleverly takes this favorite shape and adds interesting necklines and enticing details like off-shoulder looks and flattering ruching. Sumptious fabrics and eye-catching colors and prints only add to the va-va-voom factor. These dresses are perfect for any evening event and are quickly becoming a celebrity favorite, guaranteeing heads turning in your direction and looks of envy all night long! But don't just take my word for it! Click on the slideshow to see some of my favorite sexy and sophisticated cocktail dresses by David Meister!
While everyone on this side of the Atlantic may not be frequent listeners of popular French radio station NRJ, it's a pretty big deal overseas. So big, in fact, that it holds its own annual awards show honoring the best in music (last week's 2010 edition was its 11th), complete with a star-studded red carpet that's strutted by celebrities from all over the globe. Among a crowd of fiercely-attired (and in some cases, scantily clad) Euro natives were some friendly famous faces from the states. Rihanna held her own on the red carpet, as usual, in a floor-length white and silver gown, while model/performer Dita Von Teese's lacy 20's look was no less appreciated in France! Kelly Rowland, who's also nominated for a Grammy this year, was stunning in a satin mini while Fergie stepped up her game overseas with a daring thigh-high slit and exposed zipper dress. Vote below for the celeb you think repped it best on the NRJ red carpet! Photo Credit: PR PhotosPhoto Credit: PR Photos