Where should a full-length evening gown fall?

Answer On One Hand: Formal EtiquetteThe hem of a formal-length evening gown should fall across the toe of your shoe. If the shoes are high-heeled, the specific height of the shoe should be taken into con... Read More »

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How long should an evening gown be?

On One Hand: Traditional Gowns Are LongEvening gowns traditionally flow to the floor. A proper hem should fall even with the floor, and must be sewn while you wear the shoes intended to be worn wit... Read More »

What is the proper length of a tea-length gown?

Depending on whom you ask, a tea-length gown is one with a hem that falls anywhere from just below the knee to a few inches above the ankle. The terms "tea-length" and "intermission-length" are oft... Read More »

How to Look Thinner in an Evening Gown?

Looking elegant and beautiful for a formal occasion is a problem for women carrying a little weight. A classy gown intended to bring out their best features can actually accentuate their worst. Tho... Read More »

Evening Gown Fashions of the 1940s?

Shirley Miles O'Donnol in her book, American costume, 1915-1970: a Source Book for the Stage Costumer, says that the look of the 1940s was to follow the natural silhouette. Wartime shortages of fas... Read More »