Informal 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 informal evening dresses and gowns that fit you properly by taking your own measurements with a tape measures – when your informal evening gown is too loose, it will slip around all night and when your informal evening dress is too tight it looks unflattering; and be bold when you buy informal 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 Package Hip Navy Blue Applique Ruched Beading Sweet-Heart Lace up Low No Trains Chiffon Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1823) Sku:Eveningdresses1823 US$376.77US$188.39 1 Review
- Sheath/Column Halter Backless Purple Ruched Beading Sequins Chest wrap Zip up Low No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1790) Sku:Eveningdresses1790 US$335.98US$167.99 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Off-the-shoulder Backless Black Beading Sequins Chest wrap Zip up Open No Trains Chiffon Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1387) Sku:Eveningdresses1387 US$550.21US$275.11 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Halter Backless Package Hip Black Rhinestones Ruched Beading Sequins Sweet-Heart Zip up Strappy Sweep Chic Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1381) Sku:Eveningdresses1381 US$387.50US$174.37 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Sling Backless Green Ruched Beading Sequins Scoop Neckline Zip up Very Low No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1377) Sku:Eveningdresses1377 US$394.22US$177.40 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Halter Package Hip Backless Purple Rhinestones Chest wrap Zip up Strappy Sweep Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1357) Sku:Eveningdresses1357 US$358.83US$161.47 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Halter Backless Navy Blue Rhinestones Ruched Beading Sequins V-Neck Zip up Strappy Sweep Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1342) Sku:Eveningdresses1342 US$368.80US$165.96 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Backless Royal Blue Rhinestones Ruched Beading Sequins V-Neck Zip up Very Low Sweep Chic Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1341) Sku:Eveningdresses1341 US$358.83US$161.47 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Halter Off-the Shoulder Package Hip Orange Ruched Beading Sequins Chest wrap Zip up Open Sweep Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1308) Sku:Eveningdresses1308 US$396.46US$178.41 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Sling Backless Red Ruched Beading Sequins V-Neck Zip up Mid Court Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1298) Sku:Eveningdresses1298 US$380.78US$171.35 Write a review
- Mermaid/Trumpet Bust Corset Package Hip Pink Applique Beading Sequins Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid Sweep Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1244) Sku:Eveningdresses1244 US$356.83US$160.58 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Halter Asymmetrical Purple Ruffles Beading Sequins V-Neck Zip up Mid Sweep Chic Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1239) Sku:Eveningdresses1239 US$387.50US$174.37 Write a review
- Mermaid/Trumpet Bust Corset Package Hip Black Embroidery Beading Sequins Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid Sweep Chiffon Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1226) Sku:Eveningdresses1226 US$378.76US$170.44 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
- Sheath/Column V-Neck Halter Package Hip Ruched Matte Satin Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses1063 US$359.19US$161.64 16 Reviews
- Sheath/Column Sweet-Heart Bust Corset Natural Ruched Sash Chiffon Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses1025 US$310.44US$139.70 21 Reviews
- A-Line Strapless Asymmetrical Ruched Beading Sequins Taffeta Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0529 US$352.58US$158.66 6 Reviews
- Modest A-Line Halter Intermission Ruched Bow Matte Satin Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0430 US$266.09US$106.44 19 Reviews
69%Contemporary A-Line Halter Bust Corset Ankle Length Ruched Satin Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0397 US$302.12US$96.68 9 Reviews
- A-Line Bust Corset Floor Length Ruched Brooch Satin Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0395 US$263.87US$105.55 8 Reviews
69%Traditional A-Line Strapless Bust Corset Sweep Matte Satin Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0346 US$352.02US$112.65 17 Reviews
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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.
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