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  • She was enveloped in a loose dressing-gown of blue and silver, but a black sequin-covered dinner-dress lay upon the couch beside her.

    The Adventure of the Abbey Grange.

  • And it was said that if she wanted to romp with her dogs in all her finery, she did it; she was known to have ridden horseback, one moonlight night, all around the plantation in a white silk dinner-dress flounced with Alençon.

    Balcony Stories

  • She had donned, for the first time since her illness, a dinner-dress of rosy silk, its sweeping train and elbow sleeves enriched with flounces of black lace.

    Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter

  • Again on a dinner-dress of black Chantilly lace, over white chiffon (Empire lines),

    Woman as Decoration

  • As to the bride, she was debating to herself whether she should have the body of her wedding-dress cut V or square when she left it with her dressmaker to be altered into a dinner-dress.

    Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance

  • I had never taken off my dinner-dress -- my candles were nearly burned down -- the clock struck five -- in two hours it would be daylight.

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • If Miss Brown had made any effort to sleep, she would not still have been wearing a black lace dinner-dress at half-past twelve.

    The Key

  • She had put on the low-necked and tightly-laced dinner-dress which the Mingott ceremonial exacted on the most informal occasions, and had built her fair hair into its usual accumulated coils; and her face, in contrast, was wan and almost faded.

    The Age of Innocence

  • The problem of a dinner-dress was solved for her almost at once by Jocelyn himself.

    The Tragic Bride

  • His young wife had also retired to take off her dinner-dress, remarking that she would join him presently.

    Forged Coupon And Other Stories

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