Modern 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 modern evening dresses and gowns that fit you properly by taking your own measurements with a tape measures – when your modern evening gown is too loose, it will slip around all night and when your modern evening dress is too tight it looks unflattering; and be bold when you buy modern 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.
- Ball Gown Strapless Burgundy Rhinestones Beading Sequins Chest wrap Zip up Mid Sweep Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1794) Sku:Eveningdresses1794 US$358.83US$179.41 Write a review
- Ball Gown Bust Corset Purple Rhinestones Ruched Chest wrap Zip up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1781) Sku:Eveningdresses1781 US$376.30US$188.15 Write a review
- Mermaid/Trumpet Bust Corset Package Hip Sage Applique Ruffles Beading Sequins Sweet-Heart Lace up Mid No Trains Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1649) Sku:Eveningdresses1649 US$387.50US$193.75 Write a review
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Strapless Grey Beading Ruched Chest wrap Zip up Mid No Trains Chiffon Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1557) Sku:Eveningdresses1557 US$394.22US$197.11 Write a review
- Mermaid/Trumpet Bust Corset Light Slate Gray Ruched Beading Sequins Chest wrap Lace up Low Sweep Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1506) Sku:Eveningdresses1506 US$398.70US$199.35 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Package Hip Purple Ruched Beading Sequins Chest wrap Lace up Mid Sweep Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1477) Sku:Eveningdresses1477 US$358.38US$161.27 Write a review
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Halter.Backless Royal Blue Beading Sequins V-Neck Zip up Low Sweep Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1455) Sku:Eveningdresses1455 US$366.80US$165.06 Write a review
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Off-the Shoulder Asymmetrical Purple Beading Ruffles V-Neck Zip up Low No Trains Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1429) Sku:Eveningdresses1429 US$358.38US$161.27 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Halter Backless Blue Ruched Beading Sequins V-Neck Zip up Very Low Sweep Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1374) Sku:Eveningdresses1374 US$378.54US$170.34 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Sling Off-the-shoulder Black Applique Ruched Beading Sequins V-Neck Side zip up Low No Trains Chiffon Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1334) Sku:Eveningdresses1334 US$394.22US$177.40 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Strapless Package Hip Fuchsia Rhinestones Beading Ruched Chest wrap Side zip up Mid Sweep Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1286) Sku:Eveningdresses1286 US$378.54US$170.34 Write a review
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Bust Corset Lilac Beading Sequins Feathers Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid No Trains Tulle Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1245) Sku:Eveningdresses1245 US$376.77US$169.55 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
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Bust Corset Package Hip Ruby Red Ruched Beading Sequins Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid Sweep Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1243) Sku:Eveningdresses1243 US$380.78US$171.35 Write a review
- Mermaid/Trumpet Bust Corset Romantic Finge Watermelon Embroidery Beading Sequins Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid Court Chiffon Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1227) Sku:Eveningdresses1227 US$538.25US$269.13 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
- Ball Gown Halter Romantic Finge Watermelon Beading Sequins Ruched Rhinestones V-Neck Zip up Mid Court Taffeta Organza Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1225) Sku:Eveningdresses1225 US$378.76US$170.44 Write a review
- Mermaid/Trumpet Sling Package Hip Red Ruched Square Neckline Zip up Mid Watteau Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1223) Sku:Eveningdresses1223 US$394.22US$177.40 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Asymmetrical Royal Blue Rhinestones Ruched Beading Sequins Chest wrap Zip up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1206) Sku:Eveningdresses1206 US$360.82US$162.37 Write a review
- Bust Corset White A-Line Sweet-Heart Tulle Applique Beading Evening Dress Cheap Evening Dresses Sku:Eveningdresses1194 US$371.03US$166.96 Write a review
73%A-Line Organza Soft Red Chest Wrap Pleated Beading Brooch Package Hip Evening Dress Evening Wear Sku:Eveningdresses1193 US$624.59US$168.64 Write a review
- Modern Princess Pale Blue Chest Wrap Lace up Applique Ruched Taffeta Evening Dress Dresses for Evening Sku:Eveningdresses1188 US$374.98US$168.74 Write a review
- A-Line Sweet-Heart Taffeta Ruched Beading Brooch Lace up Evening Dress Evening Dresses Sku:Eveningdresses1187 US$399.15US$179.62 Write a review
- Watermelon Princess Sweet-Heart Ruched Beading Sash Taffeta Evening Dress Dresses Evening Gowns Sku:Eveningdresses1136 US$369.06US$166.07 Write a review
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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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