Purple and Red Empire Waist Gowns with Black Lace Overskirts

A purple satin empire-waist gown with a ruched bust and small puffed sleeves edged with black lace. The black lace overskirt is secured with a black ribbon and extends past the knees, and it has a scalloped edge. The hem of the dress falls to the ankle, and is decorated with pintucks. There's also a black ribbon choker with a red gem set in gold.

The exact same as the purple dress, only red. Click for larger version (PNG): purple, red; click for PDF version:purple, red. Click here for the list of dolls.

Well, this isn’t the most Halloween-ish dress I’ve ever drawn, and there’s no particular story to go with it, so I’ve added a red version in hopes you’ll overlook those flaws. It might not be a bad one for the Halloween ball, though, considering most of those in attendance seem to prefer huge poofy skirts and overdone detail. Besides, it would be harder to hide a gigantic spider under this dress: always a plus.

Not my best October, but not a total failure either. I’m feeling a little more into the idea of drawing lately, though, so we’ll see how the rest of the year goes!

13 thoughts on “Purple and Red Empire Waist Gowns with Black Lace Overskirts

  1. These are gorgeous Liana! I think they’d make great masquerade dresses. Get a lovely mask with spiderweb lace and feathers and it would be perfect.

    And ya, no PDFs =(

  2. Hm…I like the red better. But they’re both really beautiful! I personally would wear one of the poofy dresses…but this is certainly still good for a Halloween ball!

  3. Well, I was going to mention the PDF, but I see that I have been beaten to the punch. They’re lovely and they remind me of one of your older dresses.

  4. The colours are beautiful. I love your empire waist dresses.

    PDFs are working now…but red PNG shows the purple gown, not red.

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