Even after 11 years in SL, I still find that getting all dolled up and going out in a gown creates a certain sense of excitement. Maybe it’s because it’s such a rare occurrence in my RL, but the whole process of putting together that couturish look just makes me happy. Still, finding gowns for my Tonic curves isn’t always easy. Yes, any Omega gown will fit, but many of those are so revealing that for me, they lose that sense of elegance. Which is why I’ve been so thrilled since I found Allure. Although she creates a lot of awesome non-formal wear (some of which I’ve featured on these pages), I find her gowns — many of which come in true Tonic sizes — are truly exceptional.
Although this beautiful one-shoulder gown won’t fully release until March (which means seven additional color choices), the dark rose is just so perfect for Valentine’s (without being the red that almost every other avatar will be wearing) that per the designer “it screamed to be released early”! The texture is a romantic mixture of chiffon and satin textures, with materials to pick up the highlights. I just love the resulting gleam in the texture plus all those little details that make an Allure gown so special, like the half peplum that really sets off my Tonic curves in a truly elegant fashion. The gown includes an optional flexi shoulder scarf (worn) as well as a flexi skirt for those who like that option (not shown). Keep in mind, that if you join the Allure group, you get an automatic discount on the whole store including a 50% discount on the first week of new releases as well. Also, and to me this is HUGE, the designer will provide a DEMO upon request.
- Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
- Head: LAQ – Neve (Bento)
- Skin: LAQ – Nellie, with Nellie makeup HUD
- Eyebrows: DS’Elles – Eyebrow Series 8 for Omega
- Eyes: Dulce Secrets – Glint Jade Eyes
- Hair: Amacci – Daphne in Modern Red
- Gown with Shoes: Allure Couture – Sidney Gown in Dark Rose (includes Tonic sizes) with optional Flexi Skirt and Shoulder Scarf; includes Flower Heels in Rose & Silver
- Jewelry: Vintage Jewels – Eternelle Earrings, Bracelet (VERY high complexity) & Ring (extinct vendor)
- Nails: Encore – Glittery Purples
- Pose: Image Essentials – Sultry 10
- Location: The Looking Glass Ballroom