I love the scattering of pailletes on this dress. Usually paillets are scattered on super sexy ball gowns, eding the organza overskirts that float above silk or satin draping. That makes this very special because it’s not a ball gown and it has a severe, conservative silhouette. Now, that first impression of conservatism is belied by the the ultra-modern shoulder pads and the exaggerated bow in the back – but that just makes the dress even more interesting. Another way that the initial conservatism is overwritten by design is in the fitted structured princess seam bodice that conforms so closely to the body. This is one of those lady-like dresses that will keep drawing closer, more admiring looks the longer it is studied.