What2WearWhere: This Weekend's Black-Tie Meridian Ball

by Sophie Pyle · October 12, 2011

We're not known for being the best dressed city (actually, we're known for being the worst) so I've enlisted the help of our friends at What2WearWhere.com for the perfect outfit for this weekend's super glamorous and ultra-Washington Meridian Ball.

The Meridian Ball takes place this Friday, October 14th.  Cabinet Members, Supreme Court Justices, members of the U.S. Congress, as well as key members of the international business and cultural communities flock to this dazzling event that takes over the entire town.

Six hundred gorgeous guests dine at one of the residences of an ambassador, or at the White-Meyer House, before boogying to the Meridian House for dessert and dancing that lasts well into the night.   The festivities benefit the Meridian International Center global leadership institution dedicated to strengthening international understanding through the exchange of ideas, people, and culture.  For for information and for tickets, please go to Meridian Ball.

For what to wear to this elegant black-tie evening, Karen Klopp and company at What2WearWhere.com found this flattering Marchesa in a shade fittingly called ‘Midnight.’   To see others in the collection for fall formals, go to Marchesa at Bergdorf Goodman.

Left to Right:

Notte by Marchesa Strapless Crepe & Organza Gown ($990)

Stephen Dweck Smoky Quartz Teardrop Earrings ($295)

Marc Jacobs Love Dove Stretch Bracelet ($118)

Elie Tahari Trishella Clutch ($248)

Jimmy Choo Glitter Sandal ($595)