An evening gown is a long flowing women's dress usually worn to a semi-formal or formal affair. It ranges from tea and ballerina to full-length. Evening gowns are usually made of luxurious fabrics such as chiffon, velvet, satin, organza, etc. Silk is a popular fibre for many evening gowns. 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.
It corresponds to both men's semi-formal wear for black tie events and men's formal wear for white tie events.
... swimsuit competition and The Veronicas performed "Untouched" during the evening gown competition ... The top ten delegates from swimsuit competed in evening gown ... The top five delegates from the evening gown competition (not averaged composite scores from both competitions) competed in the final question round to determine the winner ...
... Prior to the final telecast, all contestants competed in swimsuit and evening gown during the preliminary competition ... the swimsuit competition, and the top ten (based upon individual swimsuit scores) competed in evening gown ... five contestants (based upon individual score from evening gown) participated in a final round of on-stage interviews, before the runners-up were announced and the new ...
... were three rounds of competition swimsuits, evening gowns, and personal interviews ... personal interviews took place prior to or following the swimsuit and evening gown preliminary competition production ... Evening Gown Competition The delegates wore an evening gown chosen by themselves ...
... Show in November 1993, appearing on stage after a short interview wearing a mid-length black gown and sporting long brown locks ... Carey appeared on stage alongside him, wearing a long pink evening gown and sporting a long straightened hairstyle ... Carey opened the televised event with a live rendition of "Hero", wearing a long black evening gown while sporting a long wavy hairstyle ...
... In the 1940s, couturiers introduced dancing costumes, a party dress with a full skirt specifically made for semi-formal and formal dances ... The dancing costume was shorter than the evening gown ...
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