evening clothes


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Noun1.evening clothes - attire to wear on formal occasions in the eveningevening clothes - attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
balldress - a suit or dress for formal occasions
dinner dress, dinner gown, evening gown, formal - a gown for evening wear
black tie, dinner jacket, tux, tuxedo - semiformal evening dress for men
dress suit, full dress, tail coat, tailcoat, tails, white tie and tails, white tie - formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
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He was much interested in Philip's evening clothes.
He discovered that Bell had dressed up the bolster in his evening clothes.
He was bigger than I expected: I do not know why I had imagined him slender and of insignificant appearance; in point of fact he was broad and heavy, with large hands and feet, and he wore his evening clothes clumsily.
By and by came a young man in evening clothes and sat upon the third bench from the Prince.
He was dressed in ordinary evening clothes, and nothing save his haggard look remained of the change that had startled me.
As a young admirer had once said of him: "If anybody can tell a fellow just when to wear a black tie with evening clothes and when not to, it's Larry Lefferts.
Perhaps it is his evening clothes," Lady Tresham remarked, "they take some getting used to, I believe.
One man-servant was busy preparing his bath in a room leading out of his sleeping apartment, while another brought him a choice of evening clothes and superintended his disrobing.
The taller of the two (he was in evening clothes under a light wide-open overcoat) with great presence of mind chucked her under the chin, giving me the view at the same time of a flash of white teeth in his dark, lean face.
In his evening clothes the newcomer was no longer obtrusively American.
These, then, were the cool captains of industry and lords of society, these snarling, growling savages in evening clothes.
Over his evening clothes he wore a curious pale yellow coat that looked more like a very light dressing gown than an overcoat, and on the back of his head was stuck an extraordinary broad-brimmed hat of a bright green colour, evidently some oriental curiosity caught up at random.