There was a group of us in "Bitchy Roman Lounge wear" at Costume College this year, all wearing gowns inspired by such shows as "Rome" and "Spartacus" where all the women are bitchy and look fabulous.
It was such fun to wear -- so easy, cool and comfy, but still glamorous, really great for the day of the Gala when we're all usually trussed up in corsets. Since everyone asked - the headpiece I'm wearing is a Thai dancer's headpiece I got at a thrift store years ago. The jewelry was all purchased in the Indian nighborhood of Houston, Texas. The outer gown is silk georgette and the inner one is a very drapy rayon faille trimmed with come cheap gold trim remnants from Jo Anns and a beaded sari trim.
There were some great official photos taken but they're not online yet so you'll have to settle for some poolside out takes for now.