Best of Boston

1998 Best Women's Clothing, Evening Dresses

Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani, the “bridge” line for Giorgio Armani, brings you the Oscar Night look for a fraction of the price. For less than $400, which in party dress terms is considered reasonable, you can get slinky black gowns that cover and accentuate in all the right places, beaded pieces at accessible prices and still have change left over to indulge in matching shoes and a handbag.

210 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-7300,