blue gown

blue gown

1. A prostitute. The phrase derives from the blue gowns that convicted prostitutes once had to wear in houses of correction. Those poor blue gowns will have nowhere to turn when they're released, and most likely will end up here again.
2. A licensed beggar in Scotland (who traditionally wore a blue gown). If you don't take this job, you're going to end up a blue gown, begging on the streets!
See also: blue, gown
References in classic literature ?
She was splendid and robust, and had never appeared handsomer than in the old blue gown, with a red silk handkerchief knotted at random around her head to protect her hair from the dust.
In his fancy she sat opposite to him in her rocker, clad in the trailing blue gown, with her head leaning on one slender hand, as white as a twilight star.
To drive home her point, she shared a portrait of her in a blue gown nursing her second child.
Socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdez and supermodel Marina Benipayo walked for the designer made famous by his unforgettable blue gown for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
The makers announced this recently with the release of the film's motion poster that shows Khan in a royal blue gown, standing in a spotlight, while a soft melody by Atif Aslam plays in the background.
For her second day, Priyanka was seen wearing a plunging neckline ice blue gown coupled with a gorgeous corset lace belt.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 33 The Fleabag favourite, pictured with co-star Andrew Scott, was elegant in a blue gown with dramatic sleeves.
That night she wore a full-length blue gown by Safiyaa and matched with earrings thought to have been borrowed from the Royal Collection.
THE Duchess of Sussex saved the best for last as she met Morocco's monarch in a stunning blue gown on her final tour date with Harry.
Years ago, Ferguson and Prince Andrew attended a gala charity performance of Barry Humphries show "Back With A Vengeance." While at the event, Ferguson wore an elaborate blue gown that had several layers.
Both Amy Adams in a shoulder-revealing dark blue gown and Laura Dern in long-sleeved red gown chose vibrant colors for the ceremony, which officially kicks off Hollywood's awards season.
Her forest-green gown from Elie Saab's fall 2017 haute couture collection worn to a Cartier event in Paris in July this year or the shimmery blue gown she wore to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2017 were both showstoppers.
Mirren looked regal in a royal blue gown with open sleeves and an elegant neckline.
g Alexa Chung Fashionista Alexa makes a rare mistake in her ruffled pale blue gown. It's just a bit half-nightie, half-baby-doll-dress.
While Gwen shone in silver, Daisy - who plays our heroine Rey - turned to the dark side, in a sequined midnight blue gown from Monse's 2018 spring collection.