Dress - Types of Dress

Types of Dress

  • Ball gown, a very formal dress, typically elaborate and floor-length
  • Cocktail dress, a semi-formal dress
  • D├ębutante dress, a white dress worn by young women at debutante cotillions
  • Evening gown, a long dress worn for evening events
  • Gymslip, a sleeveless tunic most commonly worn as part of a girl's school uniform
  • Jumper dress, a dress worn over a blouse
  • Little black dress, an evening dress or cocktail dress, often quite short, which has enjoyed popularity as a wardrobe staple since the 1920s
  • Maxi dress, a long dress, often ankle length, corresponding to the maxi skirt
  • Minidress, a short dress with a high hemline equivalent to that found on a mini skirt
  • Nightdress, worn as nightwear, which may come in a variety of styles
  • Sari, a style of clothing worn by women in the Indian Subcontinent
  • Shift dress, a short, sleeveless dress in a simple style with little detailing
  • Shirtdress, a dress borrowing details from the style of a men's shirt, often including collar or front buttons
  • Sundress, intended for wearing in warmer weather. It will often be made of a lightweight fabric and will frequently be sleeveless.
  • Tea gown, a semiformal gown intended for wear during afternoon tea
  • Wedding dress, worn exclusively by the bride at her wedding. In Western cultures, white is the most popular colour.
  • Wrap dress, a dress having a front closure which wraps around the body, forming a v-shaped neckline

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