Style of Dress
A dress that looks like the letter A. The silhouette starts as a form-fitting bodice that flares out at the waistline
This is a dress which is fitted in the top portion and then flares gradually towards the hem. This effect is usually achieved with panels
A fit & flare is best for these body types:
Because of its balanced proportions, this dress is truly a winner for almost every body type. Apples may find that it creates a more defined waistline. Straight shapes will love it for the extra curve. And since the fit-and-flare resembles an hourglass on the hanger, it’s an obvious fit for hourglass shapes.
The bodycon is a tight-fitting dress that hugs your figure and accentuates your assets. They’re often made of stretchy material and are perfect for a night out on the town. This dress is ideal for those with an hourglass figure, as it flatters the beautiful curves!
A dress worn for late afternoon and evening social functions; dressier than afternoon dress, but not as formal as a full-length evening gown.
Casual wear is all about simplicity and stylish comfort. Fabrics that are no fuss, soft and breathable are what you should be aiming for. Street dress; simple dress suitable for town wear.
Dress that has a high waistline that starts under the bust. Can also be a seam or panel just under the bust.
Dress with an increasingly flared skirt that hangs from a tight bodice.
A trapeze is best for these body types:
If you’re straight-shaped and looking to add the appearance of curves, this style will work wonders for you too.
This refers to a short dress made in black.Usually this is a fitting dress which is short
Take the plunge and keep your shoulders exposed in an off-the-shoulder dress The dress showcase your shoulders, while maintaining a sleeve or ruffle on the bicep. The off shoulder style is great for those who want to exhibit their shoulders and arms but don’t want the commitment of a strapless look.
A dress that features a halterneck.
This is a dress that has a fitted bodice and a very flared circular skirt. They have an Aline silhouette with a very defined waist
A high-low dress is a form of asymmetrical dress. They are typically longer at the back, and shorter at the front. This shape works with casual dresses as well as the ballgowns. It is the perfect style for anyone who wants to show off their sexy pins, and they’re best paired with high heels or platforms, so the back of the dress doesn’t drag on the floor.
For those who love a playful style, a peplum dress is perfect. The detail can be below the waist, under the bust, at the hips or around the neck or shoulders. The fit and flare silhouette of the peplum shape has its origins from Greek antiquity. For a day to night look, you can swap flats for a pair of hot heels, adding height to your figure, making your legs look super long and your waist nipped in and tiny.
If you’re heading out somewhere and you’re trying to impress someone, the pencil is the one for you! Named after the pencil shape, a pencil dress is typically nipped in at the waist, with a hem that hits below the knee and has no frills or flounce. This silhouette is great for a little black dress or a go-to for a date night.
This is a dress with a fitted/cinched waist which will cause the top portion to have a billowing effect
A night out at the club calls for fashion dramatics depicting a world of their own. Sexy, revealing and statement pieces are definitely the way to go. We’re referring to sequin stunners and ruched detailing to slinky bodycon dresses, these looks are sure to set the dance floor on fire.
When you think of a backless dress, the first thoughts that come to mind are sexy sophistication worth glancing over. Usually worn to formal or semi-formal events, there’s nothing hotter than a backless dress. From jewelled pieces to laced up numbers, a sexy backless dress is a must have in every women’s fashion wardrobe. If you’re slim and trim and want to flaunt that fabulous back, this is the pick for you.
The fabulous thing about lace dresses is that they’re able to strike a balance between being too coquettish or leading towards conservative means. From the queen of England to the duchess of Cambridge, lace is a fabric nothing short of royalty. You can mix and match with playful colors to give you a sexy attitude second to none. What’s not to love about lace attire? It’s a timeless textile that never seems to go out of fashion, is fun and sexy too.
Floral prints are a staple fashion pattern seen relentlessly every spring and summer season. Be it orchids, roses, daffodils or chrysanthemums, the list of stunning floral array designs to choose from is endless.
The shift dress is basically a dress that shifts with you. Non fitted waist makes shift dress very comfortable to move around in.
A shift dress is best for these body types:
Shifts look great on long and lean, apple, and straight shapes – especially when worn with a heel.
Since this style isn’t made to be belted, hourglass shapes may miss the opportunity to show off their curves.
A type of skirt, dress or silhouette that is above the knee but below the hips is called mini.
A type of dress or silhouette that is below the knee.
A type of dress that touches the ankles is called a maxi dress or skirt.
The closure of the wrap dress is done by wrapping the front side over the other side of the dress. That forms V shape neckline and enhances body curves.
Borrowed from the boys, a shirt dress has a collar and button fastening