Evening gowns are a style of dresses usually worn to a formal event. They can be made of high quality fabrics such as velvet, satin, chiffon or silk, in red, purple, blue and other popular colors. The evening gown began in the middle ages when women simply added a train to their everyday dress for formal occasions. Most gowns in general became fancier as the centuries went by and even more so for formal occasions.
In the 19th century, the fashion for long evening dresses was ankle-length, which changed to floor-length during Queen Victoria’s reign. And anything from off-the-shoulder, huge sleeves, very low necks, or very short sleeves all grew popular and faded until the 1930s. The empire cut, where the waist of the dress is gathered just below the bust and the skirt is long and loose, began to be modernized.
For buying evening dresses online, we now have options like:
Sheath – fits the body tightly, usually unbelted, straps or strapless
Mermaid – fits the body tightly at the bodice, and the skirt flares out like a mermaid’s tail
A-line – bell shaped skirt, close-fitting at the top, gathers without pleats
Trumpet – form-fitting until the knees, skirt flares out to the floor
Dropped waist – waistline of dress is below the actual waist, fitted or flared
Princesse – fits tightly, unbroken silhouette from shoulder to hem
Long evening gowns are typically in line with the latest fashion trends, and are made from luxury fabrics, which distinguish them from other styles of dresses. They are usually thought of for wealthy women to wear at glamorous events and formal receptions. In most cases, they are designed to be worn only once.
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