Zac Posen's gowns are always a big winner at the annual event and the construction of this box-pleat nude gown makes it a huge contender. Sure, it's nude, which is a bit bridal but the right accessories can make this dream dress work. The current price is $2610 from almost $9000. (Here is the black short version for $1720 from $4000 and a pink one for $1480 from $2700.)
You can bet that the asian theme will render red the most popular color on the steps of the Met -- and it won't only be the red carpet. The lines and the floral macrame of this Giambattista Valli gown will fit the theme perfectly, without being too literal. The discount price is $7000 from $11,800.
The passing of Oscar de la Renta has made waves in the fashion industry and you can be sure insiders and stars will want to pay homage. You too can pay tribute in this jacquard silk two-piece dress that's $2000 from $4800. This rose print dress is an Oscar alternative that's priced at $1390 from $4790. Over here is a sexy Antonio Berardi lace and knit gown that's reduced to $1525 from $4300.
Granted, none of these dresses can be considered inexpensive but we always suggest arming your wardrobe with two gowns that you can throw on at a moment's notice. There are few things worse than needing a gown and having to spend full price because it's the wrong time of year. If there's any chance you're going to the Met Ball, or any-like event, get your dress now. June will be the next time you see discounts this high.