Definitions for evening gown

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eve′ning gown`(n.)

  1. a woman's formal dress, usu. having a floor-length skirt.

    Category: Clothing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dinner dress, dinner gown, formal, evening gown(noun)

    a gown for evening wear


  1. Evening gown

    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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