Boxy is a type of silhouette that garments can create depending on the shape of construction; the word is used when the silhouette created gives the illusion of a “box like effect” on a person. This illusion tends to be made on the top half of the body. It may be referred to with men’s […]

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A maxi dress is a floor or ankle length informal dress. Maxi dresses are formfitting at the top and loose flowing at the bottom, cut to flow over the body. They are usually made out of cotton or polyester and come in a variety of necklines, colors and patterns. What would summer be without the […]

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The ultimate casual dress, the T-Shirt dress is the one that you can go for when you’re stepping out to brunch or the movies. Much like a regular T-shirt, the round neck and loose-fitting silhouette sit just above the knee. Of course, you can also find a T-shirt dress with a pencil skirt silhouette, but […]

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A shift dress is a dress in which the cloth falls straight from the shoulders and has darts around the bust. It frequently features a high scoop or boat neck. Shift dresses are often confused with the sheath dress, which is form-fitting and shaped by tucks on the waist area. Shift dresses became popular in western fashion in the1920s and were revived in […]

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The key characteristic of the asymmetrical dress is a slanted hemline or neckline, with the most common design featuring a one shoulder bodice. The degree to which the slant occurs in the skirt section of the dress can vary greatly ranging from a subtle slant in one direction to more severe slants which go both […]

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A bodycon dress is a tight figure-hugging dress, often made from stretchy material. The name derives from “body confidence”. A bodycon dress is usually a tight, figure hugging number which has a weighty material, designed to pull you in and smooth out your lumps and bumps. However these days the term is often just used for flattering figure hugging dresses. […]

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An A-line skirt is a skirt that is fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A. The term is also used to describe dresses and coats with a similar shape. The term was first used by theFrench couture designer Christian Dior as the label for his collection of spring 1955. The A-Line collection’s feature item, then the “most wanted […]

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The wrap dress was created in the early 1970s by fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg. This dress is basically a single-piece dress with a three-panel design that includes the inner panel, outer panel, and a belt or a snap to fasten the two. It follows your body, enhancing and concealing at the same time, that is the […]

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Definition of fit and flare: fitted through the waist and flaring out at or below the hips… her dynamic fit and flare skirts and dress shapes are sure to be a hit with their movement and effortless cool. Fit-and-flare is exactly what it sounds like. The top bodice is fitted, and the skirt bottom flares out. This is quite similar to […]

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