Most Expensive and Elegant Party Gowns 2017

Kiran Srinivasan | Aug 17th 2017

Gowns or Lehengas are garments which has an attached bodice with a skirt. It is very famous in almost all cultures, each bearing a different name. These dresses vary from whims of fashion and modesty of someone’s personal taste. It was introduced in the western culture, during the 1990’s in the form of crinoline and hoopskirt form of style. Meanwhile, in Asians countries like India, Gowns or Lehengas have been worn for centuries by Queens and princesses, adorned with the most precious jewellery. Here is a compilation of the most trending party gowns of 2017!

Atelier Versace gown

Uma Thurman wore an ivory colored fringed Atelier Versace gown to the Cannes 2017. The elegant gown emphasized her feminine looks and made her look beautiful than ever. Halle Berry made a return to the Oscars red carpet after a few years away in shimmering style, teaming her sexy, form-fitting Atelier Versace gown with Forevermark jewelry and voluminous curls. The dress was glamorous with a sense of romance that made me feel feminine and fresh. It is estimated to cost 500,000 US dollars.

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury fashion house founded in 1985 in Legnano by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The online luxury retailer sold its most expensive dress ever, a $50,000 beaded red cocktail frock from Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall collection. Only twelve of these dresses are being produced in total.

Christian Dior

The simple, structured gown was a perfect slice of Dior Couture, worn by Charlize Theron. Though it is worth around $100K on its own, the Harry Winston diamond cuffs added about $4 million to the value of the entire look.

Golden Evening dress

This dress is completely made of gold. It was outlined by the world famous Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka. She is well known for designing clothes for red carpet. It is one of the best translucent dresses that you can ever find. This evening dress is made with 1100 grams of gold. Thus, increasing the value to a large amount. Currently, it is rumored to be costing around 240,000 dollars. Thus, making it one of the most expensive evening dresses in the world.

Gold coin dress

Just like its predecessor, this fancy looking gown is also made using gold. It is designed by the same Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka. This gown was made using mind blowing 15,000 gold coins from Australia. Although it looks heavenly, It is a huge burden to wear, mainly because of its weight. It weighs almost 10 kilograms.

Maria Grachvogel’s precious dress

This precious dress is decorated with more than 2,000 diamonds. It is made of silk corset. It was designed by the world famous designer Maria Grace Vogel. It was first released to the public display in Maria Grace Vogel fashion show. This sparkly red dress comes with a price tag of 1.8 million dollars. Mainly, due to the usage of so many diamonds. Thus with a price of 1.8 million American dollars, It is no doubt that it made it to the top ten most expensive dress of the year.

The Manish Malhotra Label

The Bollywood’s most loved designer, Manish Malhotra is by far one of the most skilled craftsmen we could have ever come across. Known for his outstanding fashion sense, contemporary designs, The gorgeous beauty, Jacqueline Fernandez walked the Spring Summer 2016 wearing a Manish Malhotra cape gown. The Lavender coloured outfit looked breathtaking and went very well with Jacqueline’s persona making her the center of all the attraction. The ever stunning beauty, Aishwarya Rai Bacchan looked ravishing in the beige and black jacked lehenga created by none other than Manish Malhotra himself.

The Black Diamond Dress

This was designed by one the world’s most famous fashion designe, Debbie Wingham. This dress is decorated with a humongous number of sparkly and expensive diamonds. It was first to release at the Kiev’s fashion show. It had almost 1000 different black and white diamonds. The designer Debbie Wingham took almost six months to complete this masterpiece. This dress weighs 29 pounds, making it so expensive. Currently, it is priced at 5.5 million dollars.

Nightingale of Kuala Lampur

This is the world’s most expensive dress that was every made in the history of mankind. This dress was outlined by Faizal Abdullah, who is mostly known for his expensive fashion. This dress was made using the finest type of satin, chiffon, silk and taffeta. Although, the main highlight of this dress is the 70 karat diamond that looks really similar to the pear and a large number of Swarovski crystals. This dress costs almost 7 Ferraris that is, 30 million dollars.

Chanel Haute

Sofia Boutella in Chanel Haute Couture and Chanel Fine Jewellry, looked elegant and stunning at the 2017 Oscars. The white embezzled gown with a fun feathered end made the actress look like a million dollars. The dress is estimated at 200,000 USD.

Givenchy Haute Couture

Emma Stone stepped out in a gold, Swarovski crystal-embroidered gown at the 2017 Oscars. Styled by Petra Flannery, the actress wore a Givenchy Haute Couture gown, designed by Riccardo Tisci, who departed the French fashion house this month after 12 years. The dress features gold and bronze Swarovski crystals embroidery, and cream-to-bronze dégradé crystal fringes. The look is paired with bronze satin sandals and a bronze metal clutch.

Michael Kors

Nicole Kidman wore a tasseled dress by Michael Kors with berry lips for The Beguiled premiere. The stunning dress made Nicole to look elegant and youthful,

Michael Cinco

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stole the show in a pale blue ballroom gown so big it took a team of five assistants to help her up the stairs. Aishwarya stepped out on the red carpet in the breathtaking blue Michael Cinco gown, on her first day at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. With that voluminous gown and that picture perfect make-up, the actress was the unofficial queen of the evening.

Ellie Saab

Sonam Kapoor at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 was stunning as she walked the red carpet in a gold Elie Saab gown. The actress accessorised her look with diamond earrings by Chopard. She was attending the screening of The Meyerowitz Stories.

Tommy Hilfiger

Even though it was out of theme, Deepika Padukone's bejewelled backless dress ended up on the Google trends and most searched list. Miss Padukone shimmered in an ivory Tommy Hilfiger satin gown.

Zuhair Murad

Jessica Chastain closed out the festival in a white cap-sleeve gown with red embellishments and an asymmetrical hem by Zuhair Murad for the Closing Ceremony. Old Hollywood waves, a bold red lip, diamond earrings and platform red heels finished out the glam look.

Dior Haute Couture

Diane Kruger, wears a lace tiered Dior Haute Couture ball gown featuring a criss-cross back, with a choker and astrological clutch (both Dior) at the 70th anniversary celebration of the film festival.

Armani Privé

Jessica Chastain chose a citrus colored Armani Privé halter gown with a head-turning train at the 70th anniversary celebration of the festival.


Eva Longoria sported a sheer, beaded, floral-embellished gown by Marchesa design and the designer have become Longoria's go-to for Cannes red carpets (seen here at the premiere of The Killing of a Sacred Deer.)