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7 Red Carpet-Worthy Options By LA Designers

7 Red Carpet-Worthy Options By LA Designers

For most of us, attire for watching this Sunday's Academy Awards will likely be something more conducive to eating massive quantities of nachos (or is that just us?) and cozying up on the couch shouting at the screen when our favorite movie doesn't take home the big prize (sigh, it never does). However, if you're an LA-living lady—or even if you're not—there will likely be a time in your life where you'll be in need of a red carpet-worthy gown for a black tie soiree. It might be your fancy friend's wedding, a night at the opera, a formal philanthropic function, or film screening, but it will finally be your chance to get especially glam and ready to put your inner Ruth Negga/Isabelle Huppert/Frida Pinto (they're our faves to watch this year) to work.

There are more Los Angeles-based designers doing formalwear than you may think—and plenty of them are within a reasonable price point. We've rounded up a few of our current favorites for black-tie appropriate affairs, from an etherial, embellished gown with a dramatic train to an asymmetrical jumpsuit, with lots of options in between. Now it's up to you to figure out what fab function you're going to wear these to. 

 Maria Korovilas 'Alice' dress,  $4,035

Maria Korovilas 'Alice' dress, $4,035

 Reformation 'Anne' dress in Poinsettia,  $428

Reformation 'Anne' dress in Poinsettia, $428

 Vivian Chan 'Mari' Jumpsuit in Navy,  $498

Vivian Chan 'Mari' Jumpsuit in Navy, $498

 Staud 'Myo' dress in Dark Green,  $255

Staud 'Myo' dress in Dark Green, $255

 Lily Ashwell 'Aurora' dress in Crimson Silk,  $450

Lily Ashwell 'Aurora' dress in Crimson Silk, $450

 Helena Quinn 'Karin' maxi dress,  $298

Helena Quinn 'Karin' maxi dress, $298

 Heidi Merrick 'Olivera' dress in Black,  $671

Heidi Merrick 'Olivera' dress in Black, $671

These LA-Based Labels Are Re-Imagining Women's Workwear

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Inside Raquel Allegra's 'Pura Vida' Inspired Collection

Inside Raquel Allegra's 'Pura Vida' Inspired Collection