evening gown


: a long, formal dress that is worn to evening parties or events

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fox pulled up to the WHCD in a black gothic evening gown, corset, and very dramatic makeup look featuring white powder and black eyeliner — clearly a reference to Natalie Portman’s Black Swan. Vulture, 29 Apr. 2023 Ella wore a black, sequined evening gown, while her dad and other guests were decked out in tuxedos and other glamorous attire. Georgia Slater, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2023 Priyanka Chopra is showing off her elegant red-carpet style for the promo tour of her new Amazon series, Citadel. During a photo-call for the action-thriller show today, the actor stepped out with costar Richard Madden while wearing a gleaming gold evening gown with a metallic finish. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Apr. 2023 The legendary singer just dropped another sartorial hit on her Instagram account with an evening gown which, upon closer inspection, is an homage to one of her famous looks from 16 years ago. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 17 Mar. 2023 One side of the dress was also made of a completely different jet-black material, which added a shiny contrast to the evening gown. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Mar. 2023 Hudson, who plays Bonnie in the fantasy thriller, donned a romantic off-the-shoulder Oscar de la Renta evening gown featuring a mermaid silhouette, sweetheart neckline and black-sequin floral embroidery. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 12 Mar. 2023 Elegant in a gifted evening gown Backstage at the packed auditorium, Mickey peeked around a corner attempting to find her parents in the audience. The Indianapolis Star, 9 Mar. 2023 Kurata ultimately sourced from her stylist’s kit, Elie Saab’s evening gown collection, deadstock in Chinatown shops and manufacturers in China to create the universe- and time-jumping wardrobe. Valli Herman, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Evening gown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evening%20gown. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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