Dress styles and models

Dress styles: from popular to rare

Dress styles: from popular to rare

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  1. By silhouette
  2. By cut skirts
  3. High waist
  4. By top cut
  5. Free cut
  6. Dress
  7. National styles
  8. For full
  9. Dress styles for summer
  10. Winter

The dress can be called the most common, and the most beautiful piece of clothing of a woman. A variety of styles allows you to choose the right outfit that will fit your figure. Let's see what styles of dresses exist and what characteristic features they possess.

By silhouette

Straight lines

Straight dresses belong to the classics of style and in your wardrobe there must be such. It is perfect for celebrations and for everyday life.

Straight cut, different length, color, the presence of sleeves, neck design - all this as a designer, from which fashion designers assemble excellent models.

Short and medium-length sheath dresses can be worn every day, while longer models prefer for evening wear.

Most models have a zipper on the back, which often serves as a real decoration. Another characteristic nuance for a straight dress is the lack of seams at the waist.

The neckline of the sheath dress is most often oval or round, but there are models with a square neckline, and with open shoulders, and with asymmetry, as well as with non-standard design of the neck.

Straight dresses make it possible to emphasize a slim figure.

The most popular representative of this style is the famous black dress from Chanel. Nowadays, it is a classic of business clothes, as well as the most popular type of cocktail dresses.

Dresses of direct cut are combined with various accessories and color schemes, it is very easy to pick them up to different types of a figure. Regardless of height, the dress fits well on slim girls and women who have a clearly visible waist. If the waist is “hidden” - a straight dress with a thin belt at the waist can “find” it with ease.

Gode ​​(mermaid, fish)

Dress year emerged from the silhouette of a princess in the 50s. It fits the figure to the knee, and at its level expands sharply.

Although the cut of dresses seems to be the same type - in fact, there are many options for execution.

The only unchanged detail of the dress-year is a fitted top, which can be complemented by any element:

  • open shoulders;
  • thin or wide straps;
  • one strapped neck

As for the back, this part of the dress becomes a key part of the image:

  • Open back;
  • asymmetrical cuts;
  • a variety of weave.

The most bold decisions of designers are embodied in the cutouts at the waist.

Typically, these dresses are sewn without sleeves, but through experimentation, fashion designers created mermaid dresses with long fitting sleeves.

Dress year in its cut is not suitable for a casual look. They are sewn from expensive fabrics, so they are great for special occasions. They are perfect for small girls with an average physique, visually making them taller and slimmer.


Dresses of this style are usually long and are characterized by the presence of a tight-fitting rather narrow bodice and a skirt extended to the bottom, which reminds the letter “A”.

Thanks to this cut, the products emphasize the waist and add to the figure of femininity.Most often models with an A-silhouette are presented evening and cocktail in a retro style or wedding dresses.

Designers have experimented with and proposed high-waisted A-line dresses.

No length restrictions. At the same time, the dress can be short in front and long in back.

Retro style designers are increasingly adapted for everyday life. This is expressed in simple materials, calm colors, in print.


Dress-trapeze came to us from the sixties and at the same moment became one of the most beloved for its sophisticated simplicity. Narrowed at the shoulders and expanding towards the bottom, it becomes almost weightless and imperceptible on the body.

The style has a resemblance to the A-silhouette, only here the waist is not visible.

Dresses of this style are called universal, as they are suitable for both mature ladies and young girls. Most often the length of the dress-trapeze - short.

In the manufacture of dresses manufacturers are equal to the season and pricing, as well as the place where you put it on. That is why it is impossible to list all the materials and colors from which they sew trapeze dresses.

As for the cut - here, too, there is plenty to choose from:

  • various executions of sleeves, up to their absence;
  • interesting design of the neckline and collar;
  • with and without pockets;
  • decorated with embroidery;
  • with a print or monophonic.

To add pomp, models of such dresses are sewn with multi-layered skirts or trimmed with drapes or folds. The upper part of the majority of dresses, trapeze represented the neckline "boat".

Ball Gown Princess

The difference of this dress from other styles is the presence of a beautiful neckline or open back, as well as a long fluffy skirt.

Such models are especially attractive on tall ladies.

Ball gowns are sewn from expensive fabrics using an attractive and rich finish, so most often this style is represented by dresses that are chosen for graduation or for a wedding celebration.

Designers are experimenting with volume using layering, with different versions of the top of the dress, and with a print and even with high cuts.

By cut skirts

Baby dollars

A dress of this style is more often chosen by young women, as well as young girls. In this style of dress mixed elements of childhood and femininity.

The dress is distinguished by a short skirt, loose fit and often the presence of an overestimated waist. He has a short sleeve or no sleeves.

They sew dresses of baby dollars from light air fabrics, often trimming them with laces. The skirt of most models of this style is fluffy, with a lot of frills and ruff. Very often, a baby doll outfit is chosen as a prom dress.


In this dress, the bottom is more voluminous and looks like it is puffed up, with which the name of the style is connected. Such a cut allows you to hide such figure flaws as a bulging belly and full thighs. Also, this dress is well suited for very thin girls.

Usually, the lining is shortened to create the shape of a balloon dress. There are also variations in which the lower part protrudes (it is gathered in folds and trimmed with embroidery or drawing).

You can wear a balloon dress every day (if the model is made of knitwear) or choose such a style for a holiday (for example, a bright chiffon dress).


Fashion women borrowed this style from the ballet. The peculiarity of the pack dresses is the combination of a slinky top with a short voluminous skirt, for sewing which is used from 6 to 15 layers of aerial fabric, for example, tulle.

Thanks to the fluffy skirt in a tutu dress you can hide volumetric hips, but wearing such an outfit because of its short length is worth only to owners of slender legs.

Although the tutu dress began to be worn back in the 80s of the last century, nowadays such an outfit remains a wonder, albeit not a defiant one. This dress is most often chosen for a party or wedding.


Dresses of this type are flared from the waist, so their use helps to hide volumetric hips, but at the same time it is capable of emphasizing the bust. Often, they are supplemented with a belt to further focus on the waistline.

Most often, dresses of this style are represented by light summer models, which can be either monophonic or with different prints.


Such a dress looks youthful and bold. Its main feature is the absence of a skirt - it is replaced by wide trousers or shorts. For tailoring dresses of this style traditionally used denim or knitwear. The advantage of the dress-culottes can be called the ability to hide the full hips and emphasize the waist.

Since this model of dress is more often chosen by young girls, the colors of the culottes are usually bright and expressive. Outfit can be a good option for a summer walk, and if you pick up a product with a restrained color, it will make an excellent working suit.

High waist


The main feature of this style is to overestimate the waistline, thereby emphasizing the bust, and the flaws of the figure below the chest are hidden. The length of the dress of this type can be very different, and the fabrics for its tailoring are used mostly flowing.

Made in different lengths, trimmed with stones, ribbons or rhinestones, they are suitable for going to the store and under the crown.


If you want to charm your man or attract the attention of others - your choice should be on a dress in the Greek style.

Light and weightless fabrics are selected by manufacturers for these dresses, so that you look like a goddess who has just descended from the tops of Olympus.

The Greek dress in its cut and has a high waist and understated. It is combined with a sleeve, various options of length, and also streaming folds of aerial fabric. Such dresses are suitable for everybody, you just have to pick up your model, of which there are countless sets on the market.

In this dress, you can appear anywhere and even go down the aisle.

Combine them with light sandals on a heel, a platform or without, with clutches on a long chain or without it.

Of the jewelry best fit thin bracelets made of precious metals or made for them, you can also combine a Greek dress with a wide bracelet ring, various earrings and a small number of rings.

You can tuck a flower in your hair, add a small tiara or a metal hairpin with stones.


The name of this style is associated with the English word "smock", meaning the decoration of the dress with ruffles. And so the main feature of these outfits are lush frills. In addition, the smock dress is usually high waist and loose bottom.

Most of these outfits have a length above the knees. Many of them have no sleeves or straps.

Since the dress is cut-free, it is perfect for girls in the body. This model will be a good option for a cocktail dress, as well as comfortable for pregnant women.

By top cut

Dress with a smell

This style is characterized by the presence of a V-like notch, formed by plowing one shelf to another, and numerous folds. This dress is recommended for girls with an expressive figure, because it helps to emphasize the hips and waist, and especially - the chest.

The first dresses with a smell were sewed from cotton fabric with a floral pattern. They liked the Americans because they were versatile and simple. Now for the manufacture of models of this style using different materials with a variety of color options.

The length of the dress with the smell is very different. Having picked up a suitable variation, you receive a dress for appointment or a celebration or a daily model for office.

From the American armhole

The top of the dresses of this style is similar to the top, it embraces the neck of a woman. Such dresses, American women look very feminine, so more often represented by evening gowns. They are more low girls who have a slim waist.

Dress shirt

In this style, women's fashion is combined with the male, because at the top of the outfit is represented by a shirt, and below - a fluffy skirt. Especially spread dress-shirt after the 60s of the last century. If earlier such a dress always had a collar, it may be absent in modern models.

The shirt dress is also straight and slightly fitted. Many models have a belt.

The main advantages of style are practicality and comfort.


The highlight of these dresses is the disproportionate length of the hem or shoulder line.

Most often in an asymmetrical dress, the front part of the skirt is shortened, and the back, on the contrary, is lengthened. In addition, for many models, the bottom of the dress is elongated on one side.

Polo dress

Such a sports dress appeared in the UK at the end of the 20th century on the basis of a polo shirt. Cotton and knitwear are used to make this dress.

The upper part of the model is similar to a T-shirt, and the length of the dress is most often medium or mini (maxi is much less common).

The main characteristics of a polo dress include the presence of a stand-up collar, patch pockets and buttons at the top of the product.

This style of dress fits any woman, but it looks the most attractive on toned sports girls. Dark models, complemented by a belt, look particularly feminine.

Most often, these dresses are bought for leisure, walking or sports, but in a modest model of medium length, it is permissible to go and work in the office.


So called elegant and elegant dresses, the appearance of which was influenced by the culture and fashion of China. They are tight-fitting models with a vertical collar, a smell on the diagonal and small cuts on the sides.

Most often for their tailoring use bright silk, which can be depicted floral pattern.

Cheongs dress is recommended for fragile and tiny young ladies who want to emphasize their graceful forms. It is long and short, and is presented in the evening, everyday options.

Free cut

Dress bag

The features of this style of dresses are free cut and the missing waist, so that the dress becomes like a bag.


Models of dresses of this style differ in knee-length and simple lines. They have, as a rule, a tiny sleeve or not at all, but there may be a collar.

Dress Shift suitable for any shape. Its name in translation means “shift”, since such an outfit became popular in the 50s of the last century.

Modern dresses-Shift often sew wool or knitwear, so they are most in demand as everyday clothes.


The dresses of this style are represented by short dresses with a loose cut and flared sleeves.

Since the dress-tunic is not fitting, it is suitable for women who have a very different type of figure. Sew a style mainly from light materials.

Its popularity is due to the versatility of the application. For this dress you can wear pants and get a good business ensemble. In a light chiffon tunic it is pleasant to be in the summertime, and in a bright and elegant dress of this style you can go to a party.


Dresses of this style are light and comfortable. Most often they have no sleeves (most of the sundresses have straps), and thanks to the free cut such outfits will suit girls with any figure.

Modern sundresses are sewn from different types of fabric, but for summer, cotton is more often used, and winter models are knitted. Straps come in different thicknesses, they can be tied, fastened, and trim with bows.

Dress is a very popular casual dress, and also often worn by pregnant women.

National styles


Dresses of this style are an adaptation of the Japanese national costume.They are in demand due to the comfortable style, the use of natural soft fabric (often silk), loose-fitting sleeves, bright colors.

The kimono dress has no buttons, as the outfit is smelled. Such outfits can serve both as comfortable clothes for every day and as an “exit” dress.


This style of dress was borrowed from the clothes of the same name of the Indians. In the original, it is a piece of cloth that was wrapped around the body in a special way.

Thanks to the free cut, the dress turns out to be universal and suitable for women of any age and with any figure.

Modern sari dresses are presented with stylized chiffon or silk dresses, similar to the original sari only in rich colors and embroidery. These dresses are not suitable for business women, but will be a good choice for walking and relaxing.


This dress appeared thanks to the national costumes of Indonesians, Asians and residents of Oceania.

The first sarong dresses were created as outfits for the beach, which were tied over the chest and dropped down to the ankles. That is why this style is most appropriate in hot summer weather.

For full

Girls "in the body" delivers trouble to find a perfect outfit, because most of the models are designed for skinny. That is why designers produce whole rows of dresses for the full.

We advise you to choose A-silhouette dresses or a trapeze, you can also choose models in the Empire style. Fitted at the chest and freely flowing, such dresses will hide the flaws and emphasize the dignity. Do not fit you model length mini.

Full, but fit girl fit the dress "on the figure," but not tight.

Depending on the occasion, choose your outfit not only in style, but also in color too. The dress in most cases should be monophonic, preferably in classic tones. But you can experiment and choose the colors for your type.

Handbags, choose medium and small sizes in color matching the overall image. As for shoes, massive models are undesirable, but too light ones are also out of place. Best of all is the "golden mean" - shoes or sandals with heels or platform of medium length.

Decorations of small size, neat and elegant well complement the overall image. You can decorate the neck with a light scarf or satin scarf.

Dress styles for summer

In the summer each girl wants to look even more attractive and she manages to do this with the help of a well-chosen outfit.

In summer, you can wear a dress of any style: Greek, Empire, year, trapeze, fluffy, dress shirt, combination, retro, bustier, and even sports. It all depends on the reason and the situation for which the outfit is chosen.

Select the color, length and style of the figure, accessories complement the image - and you will create a real sensation. Glasses, handbags, shoes and jewelry can be very diverse.


You should always look good, even in the coldest time of the year. Most often, in winter, knitted dresses of different styles, lengths and colors are popular. They are combined with a variety of handbags and boots, add turtlenecks, gloves. Tunic dresses can be worn under jeans or plain leggings.

Winter dresses made of thick fabrics also come in different styles:

  • with sleeves and without them;
  • dresses, tunics;
  • dresses, vests;
  • sundresses;
  • A-shaped;
  • straight lines.

These styles fit shawls, scarves and capes, boots and low shoes, a variety of jewelry, gloves and coats. Under them you can also wear plain turtlenecks, warm tights and leggings.

  1. Alla

    Wow! How many styles, and rare, in general, the first time I see :)

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