Opulent fabrics, bows, elaborate hats, lace, and all kinds of frou frou are characteristics of this style. However, overembellishing may not be what the judges are looking for. It might be more logical to depend on the fabric or the cut of the design to tell your story. Dior did it full skirted, but with an obviously overblown print, as we see in this pink concoction.
Alexander McQueen chose to transition Rococoian elements. By doing so, he came up with more sharply elegant evening pieces. He had no trouble achieving "the look" in any color. No matter which color he used, it spoke with a soft or hard boldness true to his style.