Details such as tiered layers of fabric and stitched glass beading are features of a beautiful evening gown, according to Cosmopolitan magazine. Abstract embellishments and simple neck lines are also becoming features.
Design features such as unique lace patterns and Swarovski crystal adornments make an evening gown beautiful. However, decorative embellishments look best if each one is small and looks as though it is a part of the fabric, rather than looking like a separate piece simply added on. Additionally, abstract adornments make an evening gown more attractive while not detracting from its overall appearance.
A beautiful evening gown often features a simple neck line rather than one with complicated jewel additions that make the gown less versatile and make the woman wearing it appear older. Dazzling accessories such as jewelry, shoes and purses are often useful for pairing with an evening gown devoid of sparkle.
Classy evening gowns are typically made with fabric colors that are less intense, such as white or pastel, or might feature black and jewel tones. However, a brightly colored gown can be appealing depending on the fabric quality and skin tone of the woman wearing it.
Fabric cut-outs situated above the natural waistline make an evening gown appear more refined than those placed lower. However, other design features such as a low back or a high slit are considered elegant on an evening gown despite reaching below the natural waistline.