Ball Gowns for the Holidays

Big, beautiful ball gowns bring drama and unexpected daring to holiday dressing.

Tiziano Magni
OF 10

Marchesa (left) and Rochas

Marchesa silk chiffon gown ($8,950; marchesa.com). Rochas gown ($2,250).

ACCESSORIES: KAVANT AND SHARART diamond and emerald earrings ($9,790; at Fragments, 212-334-9588). DANIEL STORTO cotton chintz gloves ($450; danielstorto.com).