One Enchanted Evening: The Best Seattle Fall Fashions for a Glamorous Night Out

Step into Seattle’s new sartorial style: glamorous gowns, boldly patterned dresses, and statement-making jewelry and accessories

This article appears in print in the September 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe.

(Above) Cocktail Hour
Charcoal gray metallic brocade dress, $4,450, from Olivine Gabbro at Marios Seattle. “Raindrops” sterling silver and patina cuff bracelet with scattered diamonds, $8,580, from Todd Reed at Fox’s Seattle. “Emily” net embossed patent sandals in pink, $750, from Jimmy Choo at Neiman Marcus at the Bravern. Pavé .78- and .75-carat oval diamond earrings, $9,950, at Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler.

“Eclipse” artisan Italian cotton shirtdress, $695, from Seattle-based schai. Multicolored “Belle Pilgrim” leather slingback pumps, $875, from Roger Vivier at Neiman Marcus at The Bravern. “Nylah” red saffiano leather handbag, $380, from Seattle-based Nuciano. 18K rose gold hoop earrings, $1,350, from Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler. “Fera” 14K gold-plated bronze ring, $198, from Wolf Circus at Pipe and Row. Honeycomb cuff bracelet in 14K yellow gold, $5,000, at Fox’s Seattle.

Elegant deconstructed shirtdresses and bold layered pieces—perfect for an afternoon luncheon or late afternoon cocktails—look at home against the terra-cotta-colored walls and structured antler details of The Maisonette room in eclectic event space, The Ruins.

Patch Perfect
“Pique-a-boo” white Italian cap sleeve cotton shirt, $310, by Seattle-based Sarah Alexandra at Sarah Alexandra. Multicolored patchwork mesh flounce skirt, $795, from Akris Punto at Neiman Marcus. Black leather motorcycle jacket, $995, from Vince at Neiman Marcus. Silver and 14K gold-filled slinky bracelet, $330, and nested earrings, $122, both by Vashon Island–based Zuzko at Fox’s Seattle.

Garden Party
Black sequin and gold beaded cocktail dress, $395, from Aidan Mattox at Neiman Marcus. “Lara” black leather Chelsea boots, $160, from Vagabond Shoemakers at Pipe and Row. “Champaign” silver and 24K gold-plated clutch covered with Swarovski crystals, $1,300, from Nuciano. Yellow silver “Soleil” classic ring, $89, and small ring, $81, from APM Monaco at The Bravern.

Coat and Tie
Python print brocade jacket in red, $575, from Asil Eiram at Visette Boutique. Black polyamide and spandex structured cocktail dress, $433, from JNBY at Pacific Place. “Emily” crisscross vamp leather sandals in gold with metallic trim and glitter fabric, $750, from Jimmy Choo at Neiman Marcus. Oxidized sterling silver and patina chain necklace with 4.7K rose cut and cubed diamonds, $19,470, from Todd Reed at Fox’s Seattle. Sterling silver and 24K gold double “Hoopla” earrings, $760, from Gurhan at Fox’s Seattle.  

Blue Horizons
“Dance Teal Dark” one-shoulder asymmetrical peplum cocktail dress with exposed fuchsia lining, $4,200, from Luly Yang. Acrylic box clutch with zippered silver leather pouch insert, $145, from Luly Yang. “Dec Belle Trompette” kitten heels in magenta with signature silver buckle in gold, $695, from Roger Vivier at Neiman Marcus. Sterling silver and 14K gold-plated earrings with pearls, $85, from Wolf Circus at Pipe and Row. Single 18K white gold diamond bangle, $9,900, from Roberto Coin’s Pois Moi collection at Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler. Organically shaped 2.63-carat pink sapphire ring set in palladium, $12,915, from Todd Reed at Fox’s Seattle.

Liberal strokes of color are the perfect answer to our region’s routinely gray backdrop. These eye-catching hues make a statement against the warmly colored bookshelves in The Library at The Ruins.

The Night Is Young
“Ricci” off-the-shoulder satin jersey gown in navy, $350, from Edmonds-based Nadia’s. “Callie” foldover chain clutch with metal tea rose, $395, from Coach at Pacific Place. Citrine and pavé diamond earrings in 14K gold, $1,499, from Ben Bridge at the Bellevue Collection.

“Girl from Ipanema” fit-and-flare olive gown with lace cutouts, $3,500, from Luly Yang. Pewter and crystal clutch with fringe, $275, from Luly Yang. Circa 1890 14K yellow gold and silver antique estate bracelet, $16,500, from Fox’s Seattle. Sterling silver asymmetric underlobe earrings, $121, from the Meteorites Rose Collection at APM Monaco.

Modern evening-wear sensibilities, such as liquid textiles and thoughtful detailing, are hallmarks of these statement-making gowns. resplendent against the hand-painted murals by Seattle-based artist Jennifer Carrasco in The Ruins’ Ballroom.

Python print V-neck dress in pale yellow and white, $1,885, from Petar Petrov at Visette Boutique. “Rylie” slingback sandal in black leather, $165, from Coach at Pacific Place. “No. 6 Beaded Lady Bag,” $225, from Seattle-based Feral. “Lotti” 14K gold-plated sterling silver post earrings, $185, from Wolf Circus at Pipe and Row. Pin-clasp bangle, $999, and open flex bangles, $1,199 and $999, all with diamonds and from Ben Bridge Jeweler at The Bellevue Collection.

Images were shot at The Ruins event space (lower Queen Anne, 570 Roy St.; 206.285.7846).


Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler, Bellevue, 305 Bellevue Way NE; 425.454.9393
APM Monaco, The Shops at The Bravern, Bellevue, 700 110th Ave. NE; 425.449.8515 
Ben Bridge Jeweler, The Bellevue Collection, 143 Bellevue Square; 425.454.9227
Coach, Pacific Place, downtown, 600 Pine St.; 206.264.0372
Feral, available online at
Fox’s Seattle, downtown, 405 University St.; 206.623.2528
JNBY, Pacific Place, downtown, 600 Pine St.; 206.623.0753
Luly Yang, downtown, 1218 Fourth Ave.; 206.623.8200
Marios, downtown, 1513 Sixth Ave.; 206.223.1461
Nadia’s, Edmonds, 610 Main St. Suite A, 425.582.7704
Neiman Marcus, The Shops at The Bravern, Bellevue, 11111 NE Eighth St.; 425.452.3300
Pipe and Row, Fremont, 611 N 35th St.; 206.632.0720
Sarah Alexandra, Madison Valley, 2814 E Madison St.; 206.258.3537
Visette Boutique, Capitol Hill, 1417 10th Ave., Studio D; 206.928.9898


Photographer: Hayley Young
Photographer’s assistant: Alex Crook
Art director: Matt Cole
Assistant art director: Katie Kowalski
Concept, text and styling: Andrew Hoge
Styling: Andrea Pons
Styling assistant: Sarah Shropshire
Models: Alex Fernandez, Megan Moes, SMG Model Management
Hair: Amie Trumble, Gene Juarez Creative Collab
Makeup: Monet Watkins Adams, Gene Juarez Creative Collab
Editorial assistants: Lauren Alexander and Emma Franke

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