An evening gown is a long flowing women’s dress or gown which is worn during the evening for a formal event or informal party. It ranges from midi dresses, knee length to floor sweeping full-lengths. Balls gowns and evening gowns are often overlapped in layman’s terms but the difference is a ball gown will always have a full flared skirt and a fitted bodice. Evening gowns brands are contemporarily silhouetted according to preference and the latest fashion. They can be fitted or flared, mid length or floor length, empire or dropped waist, hourglass fit or sheathed; the variations are uncountable and somewhere the beauty of evening gowns lies in the art of it always being a surprise no matter how its’s worn or what fabric it’s made of.
Evening gowns are usually made of luxurious fabrics like chiffon, satin, velvet, organza, silk and more.
Silk is one of the most popular fabrics which is used to make evening dresses and evening gowns. Silk has the beauty of transforming any stiff fabric into a much more uniform material having a coarse texture but an extravagant appearance. The best factor here is that silk is used as a combination fabric for many other materials which is then used to design these dresses or any other kind of clothing.
Earlier, corsets were used as wardrobe staples to hold an evening dress. This was particularly prevalent during the Edwardian Era. Though today, corsets are used rarely and dresses are often worn without one. Corsets are comfortable for very few people, mostly the ones who are used to it after a considerable period of time. Cropped bralettes or strappy petticoats are more popular as inners for evening gowns.
Evening gowns are typically associated with glamor and fashion. The latest fashion fads include that of evening gowns since it is a versatile attire worn by many women for a number of events. In addition to that, conventional day dresses are differentiated from evening dresses mostly because of the cuts and couture. Evening dresses are strongly urban and some luxuriant brands or designers choose cashmere, silk, satin and lace to complete the entire outfit.
Some of the top fashion designers include Donna Karan, Dolce and Gabbana, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Donatella Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, Prada, Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Vivienne Westwood, Issey Miyake, Giambattista Valli, Vera Wang, Pierre Cardin.
Whereas, closer home, Indian designers like Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Anita Dongre, Ritu Kumar, Tarun Tahiliani, Masaba Gupta, Neeta Lulla and many more are fabulous designers for evening dresses.
Their designs are hard to beat, are immensely different and unique thus being gloriously fashionable and one of a kind.
Some evening dresses tend to use glitter and sequence, mesh and net, lace and chiffon, velvet and satin, handmade and knit wear, synthetic and nylon, rayon and polyester, cotton and silk as fabric combinations for the creation of the dresses.
Chantilly lace, art deco, silk velvet, tulle, organza, brocade, crepe and more are also popular combinational fabrics for evening gowns.