Since it is late November, I will be making a winter weight gown. Here are the two ideas:
HUNTER GREEN VELVET
I have some silk non-Christmas-looking plaid that I could pair with Green silk velvet. This would be Holiday-ish, without looking like it stayed too long at the party come January. I am highly tempted by this option, as I already own half the materials.
NAVY BLUE MOIRE
This would certainly be more elegant, and I’m all about navy lately. Rayon moire can be uncomfortably stiff (though easy to work with), and silk moire is prohibitively expensive. If I can track down the latter it will be the star of the show, so my other material choices will be subtle, tone-on-tone or low contrast.
I’ll know soon enough which will be the chosen option.