Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loose easy gown of effective style and material, in which to take afternoon tea at home, or for lounging.
“The loose sleeves of her tea-gown fell open almost to her shoulders, and it was impossible not to admit that the pose of the arms, that the whole figure, was enchantingly beautiful.”
“Her evening dress she had exchanged for a full lilac silk tea-gown, with open hanging sleeves; a thick twisted cord was fastened round her waist.”
“Alison wore a lovely purple velvet tea-gown with ornaments of a cobwebby gray lace, with sleeves caught into cuffs at the wrist.”
“It was curious, her hands were pretty and white, and her neck and breast, now she wore a little tea-gown, were also smooth and white and pretty, under the medley of twinkling little chains and coloured jewels.”
“Odette had received him in a tea-gown of pink silk, which left her neck and arms bare.”
“She chose a tea-gown of bold and cloqué roses: cerise, chartreuse, grenadine.”
“I got a job in Texas, and the Kid was lost sight of, and Mrs.J. E. Wainright appeared on the scene in tea-gown, train, and flounces.”
“If the ceremony is at the house, she can wear an elaborate tea-gown.”
“In this, as our American afternoon teas have been managed, the American young lady was right, for it is not _convenable_, according to European ideas, to wear a loose flowing robe of the tea-gown pattern out of one's bedroom or boudoir.”
“She rarely wears what in England is called a "tea-gown," which is a semi-loose garment.”
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