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

By Andrew Hoge


September 5, 2019

This article originally appeared in the September 2019 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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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