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  • He was attired in perfectly-tailored evening-dress, and the cut of the suit suggested that the large diamond stickpin in his cravat was the genuine article and not paste.

    red dust

  • Halle Berry in an Elie Saab gown Monique Lhuillier, an evening-dress designer who has seen her brand recognition surge in the past few years as a result of celebrities wearing her gowns, says that she will work hard to see dresses intended for Golden Globe nominees find their way to the SAG Awards red carpet.

    And the Loser Is … Fashion

  • Ms. Cott was one of the youngest contenders in the finals, which included swimsuit and evening-dress competitions.

    Top of the Heap:

  • Mrs. Raymond Gray had appointed, a youth of an elegant appearance, in a neat evening-dress, whose trim whiskers indicated neatness, whose light step denoted activity (for in sooth he was hungry, and always is at the dinner hour, whatsoever that hour may be), and whose rich golden hair, curling down his shoulders, was set off by

    The Book of Snobs

  • The cigar-makers, with seven of them in full evening-dress and two in dinner-coats, were already dancing on the waxy floor of

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • "I've got your evening-dress 'ported into the changing rooms, and a lovely mask."

    The Wizard Of Karres

  • I noticed that she wore her evening-dress, all her dresses, like sports clothes — there was a jauntiness about her movements as if she had first learned to walk upon golf courses on clean, crisp mornings.

    The Great Gatsby

  • In the carré he stopped a moment: it was lit with large lamps; the wide doors of the classes were open, and so were the equally wide garden-doors; orange-trees in tubs, and tall flowers in pots, ornamented these portals on each side; groups of ladies and gentlemen in evening-dress stood and walked amongst the flowers.

    Villette

  • There I found what I own I anticipated I should find — Dr. Bretton; but he was in evening-dress.

    Villette

  • She hastened to him in her magnificent evening-dress, her face white with rage and shame beneath her tiara of diamonds.

    The Honor of the Name

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