ball gown


: a long dress that is worn to large formal parties for dancing

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Recent Examples on the Web This year’s Met Gala theme ties into the upcoming Costume Institute exhibit that will feature approximately 250 items — including 15 significant pieces such as an 1877 Charles Frederick Worth silk satin ball gown — that span more than 400 years of history. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 Pieces on display include an 1877 Charles Frederick Worth silk satin ball gown, a 17th-century English Elizabethan-era bodice and designs from some of the most storied names in fashion, including Elsa Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and Hubert de Givenchy. Sabienna Bowman, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 But even celebs that have never played a Disney princess on the silver screen brought ball gowns fit for a royal to the night's festivities. Irene Kim, Vogue, 7 May 2024 Could her latest ball gown be made up of fresh flowers, or would that be too Project Runway? Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 2 May 2024 There were some not-so-traditional takes on the ball gown, too. Shelby Wax, Vogue, 24 Apr. 2024 Once again paying homage to her tennis star character Tashi with an ensemble inspired by the sport, the star sported a custom tennis ball gown featuring a halter design and plunging neckline. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 17 Apr. 2024 See All the Glamorous Looks from Last Night's Super-Starry Fashion Trust Awards in L.A. Blair recently attended Vanity Fair’s Oscars afterparty on March 10, wearing a coral pink Sebastian Gunawan corset ball gown with a center cutout revealing the bow-like bustier. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 Lara wore a Vera Wang ball gown for the ceremony and a drop-waist corset gown for the reception and accessorized with diamond earrings from the Ivanka Trump Collection. Jessica Sager, Peoplemag, 12 Mar. 2024

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“Ball gown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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