tea gown

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tea gown

n
(Clothing & Fashion) (formerly) a long loose decorative dress worn esp when entertaining guests to afternoon tea

tea′ gown`


n.
a semiformal dress or gown, usu. of soft, flowing fabric, once popularly worn for afternoon tea or parties.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.tea gown - a long loose-fitting gown formerly popular for wear at afternoon teatea gown - a long loose-fitting gown formerly popular for wear at afternoon tea
gown - a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions
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As I'm not going out any more I think I'll get into a tea-gown," she said.
Finally he saw in a store a pale blue tea-gown and the satin slippers.
Even at Queen Victoria's dinner-party--if something had been just a little different--perhaps if she'd worn a clinging Liberty tea-gown instead of a magenta satin--"