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    Pleated Skirt

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A pleated skirt is a skirt that is made of pleated fabric. This adds volume to the skirt but keeps it structured as opposed to flowing. Pleated skirts are produced in many variations but most typically are short, reaching above the knee. The added volume can be flattering on most body shapes, as it accentuates the hips and visually slims the waist.

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    Circle Skirt

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A circle skirt is a skirt that is cut in a circular shape with a hole in the middle for the waist. A true circle skirt can be cut out of one piece of fabric without any seams. Circle skirts are loose fitting, flaring and drape smoothly without darts or pleats. The circle skirt became popular in the 1950’s as it was perfect to dance to Rock n’ Roll in. Circle skirts are flattering on most body shapes, as they accentuate the hips and visually slim the waist.

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    Flapper Dress

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A flapper dress is a style of dress worn during the 1920’s and 1930’s in western cultures. The flapper dress is sleeveless, cut straight and is loose fitting with a dropped waistline and covers the upper body and upper thighs with the hem typically at the knee or upper calf. Flapper dresses put no emphasis on the female body shape, but can be highly adorned with sequins, beads and fringe that moved when dancing.

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    Coronation Gown

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A coronation gown is a gown worn during the ceremony of royalty being crowned. Coronation gowns are typically extremely expensive, made of valuable materials such as silklace or satin and highly ornamented with precious gem stones, gold and pearls.

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    Wedding Dress

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A wedding dress is a dress worn by a bride during a wedding ceremony. Wedding dresses can be virtually any design, but in western culture are typically floor length and white made of silk, satin, organza or lace. White as the typical color for wedding dresses in western countries was popularized by Queen Victoria in the 19th century. In haute couture fashion shows the most important and last dress shown is often a wedding dress, displaying the highest form of couture.

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    Cocktail Dress

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A cocktail dress is a smart, semi-formal dress that covers the upper body, cuts off above the knee and is worn to social formal events such as cocktail parties. The term was first used by Christian Dior referring to dresses in his collections in the 1940’s. The most popular cocktail dress is the famous little black dress.

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    Tea Dress

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A tea dress is any style of dress that covers the upper body and reaches down to the mid-calf. Tea dresses vary in neckline, cut and fabrics. Due to its length it can be unflattering on some body types and is preferably worn with a high heel.

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    Maxi Dress

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A maxi dress is a floor or ankle length informal dress worn especially during the summer. Maxi dresses are formfitting on the upper body and loose and flowing towards the bottom. They are typically made of lightweight flowing fabrics such as cotton or polyester.

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    Gown

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A gown is an elegant, long and flowing dress worn to formal events or elegant parties. Gowns cover most of the body and are made of valuable fabrics such as silk, satin and organza.

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    Smock Dress

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A smock is a loose fitting protective garment, typically worn by painters, to protect the clothing worn underneath from any damage or staining. Fashion has adapted the smock for womenswear in the shape of smock dresses. A smock dress is a loose fitting dress with mid-length sleeves that typically has gathered arm holes and a slightly gathered waistline, that is cut to fit loosely. Smock dresses end above the knee or mid thigh.

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