The appearance of evening gowns is dated back to the 20th century, when people began to aware that clothing for evening should be entirely different from dresses for daytime. Dressing styles were almost the same for both day and night in previous centuries. Afterwards, women changed their minds with the development of fashion. Although they prefer a practical dress styles for daytime, they were also craving for accentuate their femininity after dark. Hence evening dresses prevail. For example, short black dresses are often worn as evening dresses.
In old days, evening dresses are mainly of long length almost reaching the floor. Evening gowns are either slinky or floaty. For any woman of fashion, glamorous long evening dresses were necessary for social intercourse. Long evening gowns bring an elegant look on women. To get a sexy and yet elegant look, more and more women began to turn their eyes on the short black lace dress. And nowadays, they become a must in the closets of every contemporary woman.
During the 1950s, dresses for evening wear rose to peak. Wealthy women caught everyone’s watching with their grand evening gowns, of which skirts are often made of a fat lot of materials, as much as 25yd. Fashion magazines were fond of them too. No matter how splendid and beautiful, they were not practical at all. Women had to drag heavy skirts, behaving clumsy. I’m pretty sure that they were not comfortable to wear at all. Then short black cocktail dresses emerged.
Short sleeve black dress is probably the most popular item now, an ideal choice for lots of occasions. Black is a classic magic color that flatters almost any body figures, works especially well on voluptuous women. Short black dresses allow the wearer to show off her gorgeous feminine legs. But nowadays, fashion designers still make long length dresses. And for most women to attend formal evening events, they will still wear a long evening gown.
Today, most of evening gowns are replaced by the long sleeve short black dress. At the beginning of 1980s, the size of evening gowns is decreased in size. Ever since then, short evening dresses come into fashion. They can be highly formal for black tie events. Almost all women regardless of heights and shapes are looking fabulous, stylish, sexy and yet elegant in those little black dresses. No wonder that short black dresses become a necessity in the wardrobe for every fashionable woman.