Definitions for evening gown
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a woman's formal dress, usu. having a floor-length skirt.
dinner dress, dinner gown, formal, evening gown(noun)
a gown for evening wear
An evening gown or gown is a long flowing women's dress usually worn to a semi-formal or formal affair. It ranges from tea and ballerina to full-length. Evening gowns are usually made of luxurious fabrics such as chiffon, velvet, satin, organza, etc. Silk is a popular fibre for many evening gowns. Although the terms are used interchangeably, ball gowns and evening gowns differ in that a ball gown will always have a full skirt and a fitted bodice; in contrast, an evening gown can be any silhouette—sheath, mermaid, A-line or trumpet shaped—and may have an empire or dropped waist. It corresponds to both men's semi-formal wear for black tie events and men's formal wear for white tie events.
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