The white satin evening gown

What the gown looks like.

"The White Satin Evening Gown" is the twenty-first story included in the book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.


A poor girl is invited to a dance. She cannot afford a new dress but is able to rent one. While she is dancing with her date, she starts to feel sick and asks him to take her home. She gets into bed and the next morning she is dead. Her mother finds out that the dress was worn by a dead woman at her funeral and that she was buried in it. The person who let the poor girl rent it had dug up her grave and taken it.

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