- Ball Gowns
A ball gown is the most formal female attire for social occasions. It is traditionally a full-skirted gown reaching the floor, made of luxurious fabric, delicately and exotically trimmed.
According to rules of etiquette and attire, ladies must wear a ball gown to events where men are required to wear white tie attire. The elements of ladies’ white tie attire could include:
- ball gown – always full-length (to the floor)
- dancing shoes – formal pumps, sandals, flats or ballet slippers
- jewellery – earrings and necklace; rings and bracelets are optional. A watch is not considered appropriate except for jeweled versions in which the face is covered so that it resembles a bracelet.
- gloves – if worn, should be opera length
- stole, cape or cloak, or an opera coat
- handbag – clutch style or small evening bag
- state decorations – if specified on invitation; worn on a bow pinned to the chest
- tiaras – If married and the event does not take place in a hotel
2. Bouffant Gown
A bouffant gown is a women’s dress silhouette made of a wide, full skirt resembling a hoop skirt (and sometimes including a hoop or petticoat support underneath the skirt). It may be tea length (mid-calf length) or floor length.
3. Cocktail Dress
A cocktail dress or cocktail gown is a woman’s dress worn at cocktail parties and semi-formal, or “black tie” occasions.
4. Debutante Dress
A debutante dress is a white gown, accompanied by white gloves and pearls worn by girls or young women at their debutante cotillion. Debutante cotillions were traditional coming of age celebrations for eligible young ladies ready to be presented to society as ready for marriage.
5. Evening Gown
An evening gown or gown is a long flowing women’s dress usually worn to a formal affair. It ranges from tea and ballerina to full-length. Evening gowns are usually made of luxurious fabrics such as chiffon, velvet, satin, organza, etc.
A gymslip is a sleeveless tunic with a pleated skirt most commonly seen as part of a girl’s school uniform. The term gymslip primarily refers to athletic wear; otherwise the term pinafore dress (British English) or jumper dress (American English) is usually preferred.
7. House Dress
A house dress is a type of simple dress worn informally in the mornings at home for household chores or for quick errands. The term first originated in the late nineteenth century to describe at-home garments designed for maximum practicality and usually made from washable fabrics.
8. Jumper Dress
A jumper (in American English), pinafore dress or pinafore (British English) is a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse, shirt or sweater.
9. Little Black Dress
A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short.
10. Maxi Dress
a long dress, often ankle length, corresponding to the maxi skirt
11. Midi Dress
a dress of mid-calf length
12. Mini Dress
minidress is a dress with such a hemline
13. Night Gown
A nightgown, nightie or nightdress is a loosely hanging item of nightwear, today almost exclusively worn by women. A nightgown is made from cotton, silk, satin, or nylon and may be decorated with lace appliqués or embroidery at the bust and hem.
A sari or saree, is an Asian female garment [that consists of drape varying in length from two-nine yards in length and two-four feet in breadth/width/height.hat is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff.
15. Shirt Dress
A shirtdress is a style of dress which borrows details from a man’s shirt. These can include a collar, a button front, or cuffed sleeves