Florence Welch vs Karlie Kloss: Who wore the long-sleeved dress best?

Florence Welch Karlie Kloss Natural History Museum gala
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Florence Welch Karlie Kloss Natural History Museum gala

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Last night’s gala at the American Museum of Natural History brought out much of New York City’s social set (including almost the entire cast of Saturday Night Live) but it was Florence Welch and Karlie Kloss who caught our eye, both in stunning floor-length gowns and full sleeves. With the crisp, cold weather settling in for the season, it’s no wonder that full-coverage dresses are getting so much play on the red carpet. (And what better to wear when you’re spending the evening inside an expansive—and likely drafty—museum?)

For the Florence and the Machine singer, it was all about a dreamy metallic look from the Valentino Spring 2014 collection. The sheer dress was made up of layers of tulle, adorned with a patchwork of satin panels and embroidered folkloric designs. Welch completed the look with simple grey pumps and a red box clutch. As for her hair and makeup, a milkmaid braid (very Spring 2012 Valentino, no?) and red lip tied it all together.

Karlie Kloss, on the other hand, went for a less embellished but equally dramatic look with a black Roland Mouret Pre-Fall 2012 floor-length gown. Featuring a lined lace top, the silk-satin skirt was gathered in the front to add additional visual interest to the fluid layers. The Victoria’s Secret Angel kept the rest of her look simple, with black pumps and a matching clutch, as well as minimal makeup and hair.

Embellished and embroidered versus sleek and simple: Which gown do you like best? Vote now and tell us your pick!