The spring 2014 fashion season presents many a sporty, minimal outfit. But from all the big four fashion weeks, there was still room for evening gowns that exist to steal breaths and turn heads. New York brought lace and embellishments as well as understated gowns in immaculate cuts. We couldn’t help but admire them.

In no particular order, here are 10 of the most beautiful, sweeping evening gowns from the New York runways.

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Black, beaded, and undeniably beautiful: this lace dress from designer Steven Khalil is vampish elegance at its best.

See more: Steven Khalil spring 2014.

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This dress by Jenny Packham is sweetness in lashings of cream fabric.

See more: Jenny Packham spring 2014.

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A leg-baring split and open-weave bodice give this gown by J. Mendel extra impact. The rich burgundy doesn’t hurt, either.

See more: J. Mendel spring 2014.

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You can rely on Honor for dresses that are whimsically girlish without being saccharine. This one is finished by a shower of shining stars.

See more: Honor spring 2014.

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Marchesa’s ornate embroidery and soft blue hue make for a gown that could belong to a princess. It’s impossible not to fall in love.

See more: Marchesa spring 2014.

beautiful evening dress marchesa

Not everyone likes their evening gowns formed of lace and tulle, so for those who lean to the side of pure, retro glamour, there’s always Reem Acra. This dress in liquid silk is like molten gold.

See more: Reem Acra spring 2014.

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Immaculately crafted gowns that fit the body like a glove are the Zac Posen specialty. Even in the absence of bright colour or embellishment, this nude gown stood out for it’s breathtaking movement and perfect fit.

See more: Zac Posen spring 2014.

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Ralph Lauren still knows how to make a show-stopping piece, if this red, caped number is anything to go by.

See more: Ralph Lauren spring 2014.

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Bibhu Mohapatra’s seafoam green dress could have stepped out of a mermaid fairytale story – doubly so with the spidery silver detail.

See more: Bibhu Mohapatra spring 2014.

beautiful evening dress Bibhu Mohapatra

Badgley Mischka brought many a beautiful gown to the runway, and while it’s hard to choose just one, this delectable peach dress was definitely an elegant affair.

See more: Badgley Mischka spring 2014.

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