Last night, Sarah Jessica Parker donned a vintage Oscar de la Renta taffeta gown and attended Carnegie Hall's Medal of Excellence gala in NYC. Leave it to the fashion-loving actress to make taffeta — often associated with bridesmaid dresses — look so desirable. Inspired by her fearlessness with the fussy fabric, we set off to find impossibly chic taffeta frocks that you'll actually want to wear. There's everything from ball gowns to short party frocks, and bold colors to prints. Step inside to see and shop them now.
Not only is this Urban Renewal Taffeta Bow Bag ($38) adorable, it's made out of old prom dresses. So cool how Urban Outfitters used recycled taffeta scraps to make it. Way to reuse and recycle! It's perfect for a casual day of shopping, lunching, or running errands. At night, tuck the straps into the bag and you have yourself a clutch.
n. Plain weave fabric, rib variation, made of filament yarn from acetate or silk, with slight sheen and slight rustle sound. Firm fabric. The word is Persian in origin, and means "twisted woven." It is considered to be a high end fabric, suitable for use in ball gowns, wedding dresses, and in interiors for curtains or wall covering.