Words Related to Clothes and Fashion

Words Related to Clothes and Fashion - Dresses and Skirts

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

a woman's evening dress with a long height, worn on formal or special occasions

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jumper
jumpernoun

a dress with no sleeves or collar that is worn over other garments

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little black dress
little black dressnoun

a short or midi dress that is black and is worn by women outdoors or on any social occasion

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pinafore
pinaforenoun

a dress with no sleeves or collar that is worn over other garments

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evening gown
evening gownnoun

a gown for evening wear

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evening dress
evening dressnoun

attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening

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maternity dress
maternity dressnoun

***a dress worn by a pregnant woman and which is designed to allow for the changes in body size which take place during pregnancy

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sheath dress
sheath dressnoun

***a simple dress that is fairly straight but fitted around the waist and hips

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minidress
minidressnoun

*** a short close-fitting dress

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maxi dress
maxi dressnoun

***A casual, usually sleeveless dress that falls to the ankles.

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cocktail dress
cocktail dressnoun

a dress suitable for formal occasions

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wedding dress
wedding dressnoun

a gown worn by the bride at a wedding

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sundress
sundressnoun

a light loose sleeveless summer dress with a wide neckline and thin shoulder straps that expose the arms and shoulders

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shift dress
shift dressnoun

***a simple dress that hangs loosely from the shoulders

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one-shoulder dress
one-shoulder dressnoun

***having fabric over only one shoulder, with the other shoulder staying uncovered.

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ballgown
ballgownnoun

***a formal dress that is often made from an expensive material and usually has a long skirt

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morning dress
morning dressnoun

a woman's informal dress for housework

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pencil skirt
pencil skirtnoun

***a long, narrow skirt

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miniskirt
miniskirtnoun

a skirt that is very short

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skirt
skirtnoun

a piece of clothing for girls or women that fastens around the waist and hangs down around the legs

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chemise
chemisenoun

a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

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mini
mininoun

a very short skirt or dress that does not reach the knees

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fancy dress
fancy dressnoun

clothing that people wear for a party to look like another person, especially a famous one

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