I cannot think of a dress more modernly regal than a deep violet silk ruffle dress. Proenza Schouler's frock is comfortable and elegant - great for a fall cocktail party.
"Gorgeous, heavy and so chic in style. The first layer of this dress is a simple sleeveless shift with a 21" rear zipper. The top piece (the one with the asymmetrical tiers and flutters and folds) slips on over the shift and fastens with a hook and eye at the throat. Each floaty layer of silk crepe is a tad sheer, but together they add up to full coverage. In purple."