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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cocktail dress, sheathnoun

    a dress suitable for formal occasions

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  1. cocktail dressnoun

    A type of women's evening dress suitable for semi-formal occasions or cocktail parties.

  2. Etymology: Apparently coined by Christian Dior in the late 1940s to refer to early evening wear.

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  1. Cocktail dress

    A cocktail dress is a dress suitable at semi-formal occasions, sometimes called cocktail parties, usually in the late afternoon, and usually with accessories. After World War I, the idea of the "working woman" became popular. After 1929, it was more common to see women in a social context. With the help of liberation organizations, the idea of a "modern woman" began to rise, and soon the "drinking woman" could be seen in business settings. Companies increasingly hosted cocktail parties to have an entertaining environment for employees and customers to mingle. These parties usually began after 5:00 P.M. Since guests are expected to walk around and meet people, clothes made for these occasions are often functional and comfortable. This practical and fashionable garment became a popular uniform for progressive elite women in the 1920s.

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  1. cocktail dress

    A cocktail dress is a semi-formal, short or mid-length dress that is typically worn to cocktail parties and other occasions or events of similar formality. It is usually sophisticated and elegant in style. The length can range from just above the knee to falling below the knee and is often made of luxurious fabrics such as silk, satin, velvet or lace.

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  1. Cocktail dress

    A cocktail dress or cocktail gown is a woman's dress worn at cocktail parties and semi-formal, or "black tie" occasions. The length of a cocktail dress is long, often touching the ankle. When it is about 5 cm above the ankle it is called tea length and when it is almost touching the ankle it is called ballerina length, although ballerina length dresses usually fall into the evening gown category. At semi-formal occasions, a less elaborate, shorter-length cocktail dress may be worn. Prior to the mid 20th century this type of dress was known as 'late afternoon'. When gentlemen are in business suits, ladies also wear dress suits or "good" afternoon skirt and dresses. In the mid-20th century, some couturiers began describing full-skirted cocktail gowns as "dancing costumes". These are suitable for formal dances but not for balls, or other white tie affairs, where ball gowns are worn. Christian Dior was the first to use the term "cocktail dress" to refer to early evening wear, in the late 1940s.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocktail dress in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocktail dress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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