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Evening gown - Wikipedia.
Although the terms are used interchangeably, ball gowns and evening gowns differ in that a ball gown will always have a full skirt and a fitted bodice, while an evening gown can be any silhouette - sheath, mermaid, A-line, or trumpet shaped-and may have straps, halters or even sleeves.
Gown - Wikipedia.
In the 17th century, women's' gowns in the American colonies included trimming around the neck and down the bodice, or in the case of an open gown, down front edges from hem to neck. 7 Gowns may also have borders of silk, ribbons and other decorations.

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