A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). In Western culture, dresses are usually considered to be items of women's and girls' apparel.
The hemline of dresses can be as high as the upper thigh or as low as the ground, depending on the whims of fashion and the modesty or personal taste of the wearer.
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“A blond in a red dress can do without introductionsbut not without a bodyguard.”
—Rona Jaffe (b. 1932)
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—Advertising billboard campaign in Los Angeles, mounted by New York fashion house Charivari.
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—Sylvia Pankhurst (18821960)