History of Gowns
An evening gown is a long gracefully flowing women's dress usually dressed for a formal affair. At Shoppers Paradise, evening gowns are frequently made of an elegant fabric such as chiffon, velvet, satin, or silk.
Shoppers Paradise also have Ball Gowns on display. 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.
Evening dresses and Party dresses at Shoppers Paradise are available from small sizes to the XXXL sizes. Long Gowns at Shoppers Paradise are available from small sizes to the XXXL sizes or UK sizes 8 to 20. Our evening gowns are so amazing, that you will not want the party or the night to end.
Modern Day Gowns
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 princesses styles were frequent, depending on the era. Grace Kelly is noted for wearing modest evening gowns. Today, the evening gown comes in any silhouette, and is popular for formal occasions such as the opera, formal dinners, cocktail parties, and wedding receptions.