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Words Related to Clothes and Fashion - Dresses

Read this lesson to learn the names of different types of dresses and skirts in English, such as "miniskirt", "jumper" and "gown".

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Words Related to Clothes and Fashion
dress
[noun]
a piece of clothing worn by girls and women that is made in one piece and covers the body down to the legs but has no separate part for each leg
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gown
[noun]
a woman's evening dress with a long height, worn on formal or special occasions
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little black dress
[noun]
a short or midi dress that is black and is worn by women outdoors or on any social occasion
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pinafore
[noun]
a dress with no sleeves or collar that is worn over other garments
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evening gown
[noun]
a long elegant dress that is usually worn on formal occasions or events that take place after evening
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evening dress
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a long, formal dress typically worn to special occasions or events in the evening
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maternity dress
[noun]
a dress designed to be worn by pregnant women, with features such as stretchy or adjustable fabric to accommodate a growing belly
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sheath dress
[noun]
a fitted, straight-cut dress that typically falls to the knee or slightly above, with a simple and streamlined silhouette
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mini dress
[noun]
a type of short dress that typically ends above the knee.
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maxi dress
[noun]
a long, flowing dress that typically extends to the ankles or floor
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cocktail dress
[noun]
a knee-length or shorter dress typically worn for semi-formal occasions
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wedding dress
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a formal attire worn by a bride during a wedding ceremony or reception
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sundress
[noun]
a light, loose-fitting dress, typically made of cotton, and designed to be worn on hot days
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shift dress
[noun]
a simple, straight-cut dress that hangs loosely from the shoulders and does not have a defined waistline
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one-shoulder dress
[noun]
a type of dress that features a single strap or sleeve on one shoulder, leaving the other shoulder bare
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ballgown
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a formal, typically floor-length dress worn for special occasions, such as balls or formal events
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morning dress
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a semi-formal attire consisting of a full-length dress with long sleeves, worn typically in the morning or early afternoon
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formal
[noun]
a type of attire worn for formal events such as weddings, proms, or black-tie events
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maxi
[noun]
a long skirt, dress or coat ending near the ankles
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sheath
[noun]
a dress or skirt that fits closely to the body and typically has no waistline
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chemise
[noun]
a loose-fitting, sleeveless undergarment or dress that hangs straight from the shoulders and fits loosely at the waist
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wraparound
[noun]
a garment that is wrapped around the body and fastened at the side, typically a dress or skirt
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coatdress
[noun]
a dress that combines the style of a coat with that of a dress, usually having a tailored collar, lapels, and front closure
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gymslip
[noun]
a sleeveless dress worn by girls, primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as a school uniform
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mother hubbard
[noun]
a loose-fitting dress with a high waistline and a low-necked bodice
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tea gown
[noun]
a loose-fitting, informal dress worn by women during the late 19th and early 20th centuries for informal occasions
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fancy dress
[noun]
clothing that people wear for a party to look like another person, especially a famous one
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polonaise
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a type of women's dress characterized by a fitted bodice and a draped overskirt gathered in three places, creating a pouf at the back
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dirndl
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a traditional Bavarian dress characterized by a close-fitting bodice, full skirt, and apron, typically worn by women for festive occasions
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