Every season, we find ourselves fixating on an absolutely gorgeous fancy dress that has absolutely no place in our life. The dream dress is always way too expensive, usually on a celebrity, and probably not even sold in stores. Also, unless we crash the Oscars, there's usually no place to wear it. Still, none of these annoying protests from the land of reality can keep us from dreaming. Like an unrequited crush that you stalk on MySpace, we like to look at our unobtainable dream dress on shopping and fashion blogs, imagining a life in which we too get to pose for Style.com's Look of the Day. Alison's Dream Dress is the amazing gold silk one from Vanessa Bruno, which costs $684. Natalie's Dream Dress is the Marc by Marc silk faille dress that closed his London runway show, which costs $548. Faran's unrealistic frock star is the McQueen gown that Nicole Kidman wore to the Country Music Awards. And you? --ALISON COOL
Our CFDA Awards Dream Dresses
Lauren will be covering the CFDA Awards tonight (in DvF), and while we've already showed you some dress options under $1,000, we're still dreaming about the designer outfits we wish we could wear. So we've compiled our favorite CFDA-appropriate looks from AW10 and SS10; we've got it all from Marc Jacobs to A Piece Apart. Click through for the best of American design.