This gorgeous bronze-gold piece from Carolina Herrera is the perfect cocktail dress for whenever you really want to shine. Lavender lines show through the gold metallic brocade, creating a complex and beautiful gridded floral design. The classic tailored sheath shape is always chic and easy, while the shiny material adds a gilded old world Byzantine feeling to the look. While the gold is perfect for wintery cocktail parties, the lavender adds a lighter summery touch – this dress really is appropriate any time of the year. Known for dressing American first ladies such as Jackie Onassis and Michelle Obama, Herrera’s garments are always simple, chic, and elegant – this dress is a great example!