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Ball gown

A ball gown is the most formal female attire for social occasions. It is traditionally a full-skirted gown reaching the floor, made of luxurious fabric, delicately and exotically trimmed. Most versions are cut off the shoulder with decollete necklin... es. Such gowns are typically worn with a stole, cape or cloak in lieu of a coat, "good" jewellery and opera-length gloves. Standard accessories are dancing shoes and a clutch style evening bag. Where "state decorations" are to be worn, they are on a bow pinned to the chest, and married women wear a tiara if they have one. The ball gown shape has changed little since the mid-19th century. Although artificial fabrics are now sometimes used, the most common fabrics are satin, silk, taffeta and velvet with trimmings of lace, pearls, sequins, embroidery, ruffles and ruching   more
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Cocktail dress

A cocktail dress or cocktail gown is a woman's dress worn at cocktail parties and semi-formal or "black tie" occasions.Historically the length of a cocktail dress is long, often touching the ankle. When it is about 5 cm above the ankle it is called ... tea length and when it is almost touching the ankle it is called ballerina length, although ballerina length dresses usually fall into the evening gown category.The modern definition of a cocktail dress is commonly taken to mean a shorter dress around knee length. It must be smart, such as the little black dress, and may have sequins or lace as a feature.At semi-formal occasions, a less elaborate, shorter-length cocktail dress may be worn. Prior to the mid 20th century this type of dress was known as 'late afternoon'. When gentlemen are in business suits, ladies also wear dress suits or "good" afternoon skirt and dresses.In the mid-20th century, some couturiers began describing full-skirted cocktail gowns as "dancing costumes". These are suitable for formal dances but not for balls, or other white tie affairs, where ball gowns are worn   more
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In clothing, a suit is a set of garments made from the same cloth, usually consisting of at least a jacket and trousers. Lounge suits, which originated in Britain as country wear, are the most common style of Western suit. Other types of suit still ... worn today are the dinner suit, part of black tie, which arose as a lounging alternative to dress coats in much the same way as the day lounge suit came to replace frock coats and morning coats; and, rarely worn today, the morning suit. This article discusses the lounge suit, elements of informal dress code.The variations in design, cut, and cloth, such as two- and three- piece, or single- and double- breasted, determine the social and work suitability of the garment. Often, suits are worn, as is traditional, with a collared shirt and necktie. Until around the 1960s, as with all men's clothes, a hat would have been also worn when the wearer was outdoors. Suits also come with different numbers of pieces: a two-piece suit has a jacket and the trousers; a three piece adds a vest or waistcoat; further pieces might include a matching flat cap   more
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White Tie

White tie is the most formal evening dress code in Western fashion. It is worn to ceremonial occasions such as state dinners in some countries, as well as to very formal balls and evening weddings.
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A twilled, undressed cloth with cotton warp and woolen woof, orsometimes in all cotton, and referred to, in the plural, as jeans. Usedfor trousers, boys' suits, and women's outing suits.
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A tuxedo or dinner suit or dinner jacket is a formal evening suit distinguished primarily by satin or grosgrain facings on the jacket's lapels and buttons and a similar stripe along the outseam of the trousers. The suit is typically black or midnigh... t blue depending on choice of wear and commonly worn with a formal shirt, shoes and other accessories, most traditionally in the form prescribed by the black tie dress code   more
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Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-10-24T14:38:04.4298198-05:00
Heh, I'll just go dressed as a raver or something!
mishapqueen says2014-10-24T14:39:18.8891540-05:00
How about dressed as an otter?
mishapqueen says2014-10-24T14:41:23.8802936-05:00
Wait... Maybe that's Halloween...
JasperFrancisShickadance says2014-10-24T16:14:32.7540596-05:00
I wouldn't go to prom.
wildmanz says2014-10-24T17:55:45.5373680-05:00
I don't go to prom I wore a suit 2 times once to try it on once to a pastor conference I was a waiter I have been told I clean up nice though
Liz_ME says2018-04-10T19:37:45.5038775Z
I would NEVER wear a ball gown!! Ever

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