It's not that Milan didn't have any gowns that are just strategically placed lace or crystals on a nude mesh, it's just that we're exhausted by that weak, overdone design. More capes, please, and more embroidery. More corsets and pleats. Use prints or ornate feather designs. Highlight movement with ruffles and fringe. Pretty and elegant are on a spectrum, designers, not a pinpoint.
Below are a few of the city's more exciting ventures into formal wear.