Knee Length 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 knee length evening dresses and gowns that fit you properly by taking your own measurements with a tape measures – when your knee length evening gown is too loose, it will slip around all night and when your knee length evening dress is too tight it looks unflattering; and be bold when you buy knee length 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.
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Asymmetrical Romantic Finge Green Ruffles Beading Sequins Sweet-Heart Lace up Mid Sweep Organza Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1595) Sku:Eveningdresses1595 US$376.30US$188.15 Write a review
- Mermaid/Trumpet One-Shoulder Romantic Finge Black Ruffles Ruffles Beading Sequins Flower/Rosette Chest wrap Side zip up Mid Court Organza Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1585) Sku:Eveningdresses1585 US$558.19US$279.09 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Spaghetti Straps Grey Ruched V-Neck Zip up Mid No Trains Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1538) Sku:Eveningdresses1538 US$358.38US$179.19 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Spaghetti Straps Fuchsia Bow Chest wrap Zip up Strappy No Trains Taffeta Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1532) Sku:Eveningdresses1532 US$291.18US$116.47 Write a review
- A-Line/Princess Line Dress Sling Black Rhinestones Ruched Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid No Trains Chiffon Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1394) Sku:Eveningdresses1394 US$313.58US$141.11 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Halter Backless Asymmetrical Black Beading Sequins V-Neck Zip up Open Sweep Satin Chiffon Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1375) Sku:Eveningdresses1375 US$335.98US$151.19 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Strapless Pink Ruched Bow Chest wrap Zip up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1275) Sku:Eveningdresses1275 US$302.38US$136.07 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Strapless Lilac Belt Brooch Ruched Sweet-Heart Zip up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1260) Sku:Eveningdresses1260 US$297.90US$119.16 Write a review
- Ball Gown Strapless Pink Bow Ruched Chest wrap Zip up Mid No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1259) Sku:Eveningdresses1259 US$291.18US$116.47 Write a review
- Sheath/Column Sling Lavender Pleated V-Neck Zip up V-Back No Trains Satin Evening Dresses (Eveningdresses1246) Sku:Eveningdresses1246 US$291.18US$116.47 Write a review
64%A-Line Sling V-Neck Sleeveless V-Back Knee Length Pleated Sash Evening Dress Evening Dresses Cheap Sku:Eveningdresses1147 US$219.27US$78.94 Write a review
76%Pretty A-Line/Princess Strapless Organza Pleated Beading Belt Evening Dress Evening Gown Sku:Eveningdresses1141 US$406.52US$97.57 Write a review
73%Red Empire Strapless Chest Wrap Beading Knee Length Chiffon Evening Dress Evening Dresses Sku:Eveningdresses1139 US$313.60US$87.81 Write a review
69%Discount Pretty A-Line Strapless Pleated Taffeta Knee Length Evening Dress Dresses and Evening Gowns Sku:Eveningdresses1133 US$274.40US$87.81 1 Review
60%Chic Casual Ivory Strapless Hot Lace Sash Knee Length Evening Dress Evening Dresses Cheap Sku:Eveningdresses1131 US$344.94US$139.70 Write a review
- A-Line One-Shoulder Flower/Rosette Sash Matte Satin Knee Length Evening Dress Dress for Evening Sku:Eveningdresses1112 US$307.34US$138.30 Write a review
73%Column Sleeveless Knee Length Applique Pleated Beading Ruffles Taffeta Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0509 US$345.28US$96.68 9 Reviews
- Contemporary A-Line Knee Length Sash Bow Taffeta Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0499 US$296.03US$118.41 14 Reviews
- A-Line Halter V-Neck Applique Pleated Beading Bow Taffeta Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0468 US$330.40US$148.68 9 Reviews
- 2010 Sheath/Column Off-the Shoulder Asymmetrical Ruched Chiffon Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0460 US$310.44US$139.70 10 Reviews
68%A-Line Sling Knee Length Pleated Flower Taffeta Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0446 US$249.45US$79.82 8 Reviews
- Chic Ball Gown Off-the Shoulder Knee Length Ruched Bow Chic Satin Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0413 US$310.44US$139.70 17 Reviews
64%Contemporary A-Line Spaghetti Straps Asymmetrical Ruched Belt Chiffon Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0410 US$221.74US$79.82 18 Reviews
- Sweet A-Line Spaghetti Straps Sweet-Heart Ruched Beading Chiffon Evening Dress Sku:Eveningdresses0368 US$369.43US$166.24 10 Reviews
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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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