Cascades of liquid silks flow in rippling waves as a delicate new lightweight column, creating an attractive alternative for both daywear and evening. Bias pearl gray satin pools into a train with a hip-high sexy side slit by Ilincic or plummets from a bloused bodice of a siren dress by Grachvogel. High waist, shiny black charmeuse is adorned with only a gold chain belt. A sportier day mood is evident in the fluoro red georgette with revealing double side vents or in electric blueberry version with closed sides and pleated waist worn back to platforms or short boots for added height. Sweeping daytime volume is also created with deep box pleats as in the midnight version from Nicoll. Patchwork panels add a laid-back seventies flare to calico print and camel beige crepe de chine sides.