Evening Gown

An evening 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, flared skirt and a strapless bodice; in contrast, an evening gown can be any silhouette—sheath, mermaid, A-line or trumpet shaped—and may have straps, halters or even sleeves.

It corresponds to both men's semi-formal wear for black tie events and men's formal wear for white tie events.

Read more about Evening GownHistory, White Tie Occasions, Black Tie Occasions, Crafting, Alternatives To The Gown

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