Dramatic Evening Dresses
An evening gown is a long flowing women's dress usually worn to a formal affair. It is generally floor-sweeping. Evening gowns are often made of an elegant fabric such as chiffon, velvet, satin, taffeta, silk, or charmeuse. 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.
Select dramatic evening dresses and gowns that fit you properly by taking your own measurements with a tape measures – when your dramatic evening gown is too loose, it will slip around all night and when your dramatic evening dress is too tight it looks unflattering; and be bold when you buy dramatic evening dresses because you can wear any color you want and include dazzling details such as rhinestones and a dramatic slit up to your thigh; and while black is a traditional evening wear color, step out of the box and grab attention by choosing bold colors such as red or electric blue.
Evening dresses and gowns can be formal or fun, depending on your destination. Shop around our vast selection of evening gowns to find something sexy and sparkling to show off your special sense of fashion and appeal.
- Sheath/Column Strapless Asymmetrical Red Bow Brooch Ruched Chest wrap Zip up Mid Court Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1760) Sku:Eveningdresses1760 US$364.81US$182.40 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Sling Red Ruched Beading Sequins V-Neck Zip up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1698) Sku:Eveningdresses1698 US$344.94US$172.47 Write a review
- Ball Gown One-Shoulder Red Ruched Beading Sequins Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid No Trains Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1672) Sku:Eveningdresses1672 US$358.83US$179.41 Write a review
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Bust Corset Asymmetrical Black Embroidery Ruched Beading Sequins Chest wrap Zip up Mid No Trains Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1564) Sku:Eveningdresses1564 US$356.83US$178.42 Write a review
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Package Hip Romantic Finge Brown Brooch Ruched Chest wrap Zip up Mid No Trains Organza Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1555) Sku:Eveningdresses1555 US$538.25US$269.13 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Bust Corset Lilac Ruched Chest wrap Lace up Mid Sweep Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1503) Sku:Eveningdresses1503 US$335.98US$167.99 Write a review
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Strapless Asymmetrical Lilac Ruched Beading Sequins Sweet-Heart Lace up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1498) Sku:Eveningdresses1498 US$353.90US$176.95 Write a review
- Ball Gown Spaghetti Straps Package Hip Brown Ruched Beading Sequins V-Neck Zip up V-Back No Trains Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1417) Sku:Eveningdresses1417 US$356.83US$160.58 Write a review
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Sling Black Rhinestones Ruched Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid No Trains Chiffon Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1394) Sku:Eveningdresses1394 US$313.58US$141.11 Write a review
- Mermaid/Trumpet Off-the-shoulder Package Hip Red Applique Ruched Beading Bow Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid Sweep Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1390) Sku:Eveningdresses1390 US$370.79US$166.86 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Halter Backless Asymmetrical Black Beading Sequins V-Neck Zip up Open Sweep Satin Chiffon Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1375) Sku:Eveningdresses1375 US$335.98US$151.19 Write a review
- Ball Gown Off-the-shoulder Bust Corset Light Sky Blue Ruched Beading Chest wrap Zip up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1361) Sku:Eveningdresses1361 US$351.66US$158.25 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Halter Package Hip Fuchsia Ruched Beading Brooch Sweet-Heart Zip up Low Sweep Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1309) Sku:Eveningdresses1309 US$394.22US$177.40 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Strapless Pink Ruched Bow Chest wrap Zip up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1275) Sku:Eveningdresses1275 US$302.38US$136.07 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Strapless Lilac Belt Brooch Ruched Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1260) Sku:Eveningdresses1260 US$297.90US$119.16 Write a review
- Ball Gown Strapless Pink Bow Ruched Chest wrap Zip up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1259) Sku:Eveningdresses1259 US$291.18US$116.47 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Spaghetti Straps Pink Rhinestones Ruched Beading Sequins Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1242) Sku:Eveningdresses1242 US$342.70US$154.21 Write a review
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Halter Bust Corset White Sash Beading Sequins V-Neck Zip up Very Low No Trains Organza Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1198) Sku:Eveningdresses1198 US$390.73US$175.83 Write a review
- Empire Red Sweet-Heart Applique Beading Pleated Taffeta Evening Dress Dresses Evening Gowns Sku:Eveningdresses1184 US$399.15US$179.62 Write a review
- Sheath Chest Wrap Taffeta Pleated Beading Flower/Rosette Mini Skirt Evening Dress Evening Designer Dress Sku:Eveningdresses1183 US$384.85US$173.18 1 Review
73%Light Orange Empire Sling Beading Sequins Chiffon Sweep Train Evening Dress Dresses and Evening Gowns Sku:Eveningdresses1165 US$665.24US$179.62 Write a review
- Light Blue Sweet-Heart Beading Sequins Rhinestones Organza Evening Dress Evening Gowns Sku:Eveningdresses1142 US$399.15US$179.62 Write a review
- A-Line Strapless Sweet-Heart Applique Beading Pleated Tulle Evening Dress Evening Apparel Sku:Eveningdresses1138 US$461.82US$230.91 Write a review
- Ball Gown Espresso Strapless Ruched Sash Bow Taffeta Evening Dress Evening Dresses for Cheap Sku:Eveningdresses1132 US$374.98US$168.74 Write a review
Are You Looking For?
2010 Evening Dresses 2011 Evening Dresses Evening Dresses On Sale Cheap Evening Dresses Wholesale Evening Dresses Discount Evening Dresses Short Evening Dresses Ball Gown Evening Dresses Black Evening Dresses Long Evening Dresses Elegant Evening Dresses Sexy Evening Dresses
You May Also Be Interested In:Low (Dropped) Evening DressesDramatic Evening DressesCorset Back Evening DressesNatural Waist Evening DressesChiffon Evening DressesSling Evening DressesMini Skirt Evening DressesOne-Shoulder Evening DressesCheap Evening DressesHi-Lo Evening DressesFloral Evening DressesShort Sleeves Evening DressesRuffles Evening DressesSexy Evening DressesBeading Evening DressesAnkle Length Evening Dresses
More Info About Evening Dresses
In the Middle Ages, formal dress for women had yet to be developed. Women simply added a train to their kirtle for formal occasions. As centuries rolled by, most gowns were generally very elaborate, but more so for formal occasions.
In the 18th century, formal dress started as the mantua, but later developed into the elaborate sack-back gown.
Starting with the 19th century, the term "evening gown" began. The fashionable length was ankle-length, but, during the reign of Victoria, the evening gown became floor-length. The styles ranged from having huge sleeves in the 1830s, to off-the-shoulder and with wide flounces in the 1840s, to very low-necked in the 1850s, to having low necklines and short sleeves in the 1860s, to long and lean with a bustle and very short sleeves in the 1870s, to sleeveless, low-necked, and worn with gloves in the 1880s, to having a squared decolletage, a wasp-waist cut, and skirts with long trains in the 1890s. During the Edwardian era, the empire silhouette was popular.
Later, in the 1920s, evening gowns were very simple to match the style of the flapper era. Starting with the 1930s, evening gowns began to modernize. Along with the empire cut, over the years the sheath, mermaid, A-line, and trumpet shapes became popular. Also, the dropped waist and princesse styles were frequent, depending on the era. Grace Kelly is noted for wearing understated evening gowns.
Today, the evening gown comes in any silhouette, and is popular for occasions such as a state dinner or evening party.
I am very happy with everything from the point of sell up to delivery! Hi DressesShop.com
Thanks for your quick and efficient service, I received the wedding dress in...
Thank you so much for my order. The dress was beautiful and you all did an Amazing job!! Thank you so much for my order. The dress was beautiful and you all did an Amazing job!! Thank you v...
Noble Princess Ball Gown Soft Transparency Court Train Beading Sequins Wedding Dress Does it have its own Petticoat and how much is it?
lastly on the zip are you able to make it les...
This is the dress I'm really considering ordering this dress for my upcoming event
Copyright © 2002-2020 DressesShop.com All Rights Reserved