Entry from US English dictionary
Clothing, especially for women, that is suitable for formal social occasions: the fifth floor is beginning to fill with men in dark suits and women in evening wear
More example sentences
- Highlights include the fawn coat and celebrated pillbox hat worn for the inaugural ceremonies on the steps of the Capitol in 1961 and a large group of formal evening wear worn at the White House for state dinners and events.
- True, it is not every day a climbing party takes along tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glasses, food, wine, candelabra and formal evening wear up 3,250 feet.
- The collection focuses on formal office and evening wear and includes both western wear and traditional salwar kameez and kurta sets all designed with a contemporary fashion edge.
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Syllabification: eve·ning wear
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