Stepping out in style

Photos by Brian Baiamonte

Model: Melissa Landers

Shot on location at City Club of Baton Rouge

’Tis the season for cocktail parties and festive galas. With all due respect to the little black dress, reach for something with a little more panache. Options abound, from dazzling sequins to dramatic chiffon. Below, a few gowns worthy of any fête.