dinner dress

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to dinner dress: Zara
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dinner dress - a gown for evening wear
evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear - attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
gown - a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions
References in classic literature ?
At night she often looked very attractive, she put on a gown which was almost a dinner dress, and she wore a chain of garnets round her neck; the lace about her bosom and at her elbows gave her a pleasant softness, and the scent she wore (at Blackstable no one used anything but Eau de Cologne, and that only on Sundays or when suffering from a sick headache) was troubling and exotic.
In her dinner dress she looked even younger than in street clothes, and, for all her composure and self-sufficiency, she seemed to him strangely alert and vibrating, as if in her, too, there were something never altogether at rest.
As he was in dinner dress, Fanny asked him where he had been dining?
Once lost to history, the dinner dress is back on campus, part of an exhibit, "150 Years of Cornell Student Fashion," in the Human Ecology Building through Reunion 2015.
The Crawleys are sticklers for tradition, and are always correctly attired in full dinner dress as they enjoy an endless succession of sumptuous feasts.
A desk to dinner dress Dresses have been a favourite in our wardrobes for the past few seasons and are extremely easy to wear.
Students at Cambridge and other top universities often wear their gowns or dinner dress for regular formal dinners at colleges.
An ivory silk formal dinner dress, a fuchsia and purple silk chiffon sari dress and a black and white cocktail dress complete the set.
On the big night they will be interviewed by a panel of judges and appear both in a Welsh dress and dinner dress.
As a personal touch, Stephenson draped her mother's wedding rehearsal dinner dress from 1957 on a chair.
But the steak dinner dress was about more than attention-seeking.
The fleet will be asked about their sentiments regarding service uniforms for E-7 and above, service dress and dinner dress uniforms, outer garments and PT gear," said Carroll.