12 Types of Dresses

Know the types of dresses you can wear -- from the classic little black dress to the flirty skater dress.
Updated: Nov 30, 2018 15:53 IST
12 Types of Dresses
Types of dresses

12 Types of Dresses | Everyone likes a cat in a hat and Ray-Bans because it's got style — style, that ever-elusive phenomenon. Some  say it's inborn — but  we beg to disagree. That cat didn't get its va-va-voom from its mother; she watched the world around her with keen eyes till patterns emerged. She watched and learnt, watched and learnt, teaching us that knowing the alphabet is the key to success. She said, "Know your hats before you wear them. Know your shades before you don them. And most importantly, know the types of dresses before you wear them."

Here's a list of the types of dresses available so when you choose one, you choose wisely:

Stun in a Skater Dress

Skater Dress

Type of dress: The skater dress has a fitted waist and a short hem that gently flares outward. One of the best buy on Koovs, this is known to be one of the perfect types of dresses for women in winters. 

What the cat says: The skater dress will accentuate long legs, and elongate a shorter frame

Shine in a Shift Dress

Shift Dress

Type of dress: Typically sleeveless, a shift dress falls vertically from the shoulders to the hem, forming a clean, straight silhouette

What the cat says: This minimalist style is flattering for all body types, so it's among the most versatile types of dresses from Amazon suiting all body types. 

Be Bold in a Bodycon Dress

Bodycon Dress

Type of dress: Body-con types of dresses are tight, figure-hugging dress usually made of stretchable material. Easily available on Myntra, this is the perfect types of dresses that will not only suit you but become your style statement. 

What the cat says: Wear this is you have a toned midriff you wish to draw attention to

Prance Around in a Peplum Dress

Peplum Dress

Type of dress:  A peplum dress has an overskirt ruffle that falls slightly below the waist and above the bottom hem

What the cat says: The ruffle of the peplum accentuates the hip and can help camouflage an unflattering belly. A gift in disguise for unflattered bellies, this is one of the best picks from Flipkart.

Move Freely in a Maxi Dress

Maxi Dress

Type of dress: Maxi types of dresses are ankle-length dresses fitted at the top and flowing from the waist-down

What the cat says: This comfortable dress is flattering on all body types

Preen in a Pencil Dress

Pencil Dress

Type of dress: The pencil dress is a straight, fitted style that has a hem that falls at or just below the knees

What the cat says: Pair a pencil skirt with a fitted blouse to accentuate your silhouette

Wow in a Wrap Dress

Wrap Dress

Type of dress: A wrap dress has a V-front created by wrapping one side across the other; a faux wrap shares the aesthetic but comes already fastened, so it can be slipped on

What the cat says: If you want to show off your neck, this dress will be your best friend

Feel Sensational in a Slip Dress

Slip Dress

Type of dress:  A lingerie-inspired dress with spaghetti straps, the slip dress is bold and flirty

What the cat says: There is truth to the cliché that the only prerequisite to wearing a slip is unfettered confidence

Keep it Casual in a T-shirt Dress

T-Shirt Dress

Type of dress: At the forefront of the no-pants movement is the T-shirt dress: a dress that's exactly what it says it is

What the cat says: For a casual chic vibe, throw this on with your favourite pair of sneakers

Stand Out in a Pinafore Dress

Pinafore Dress

Type of dress: The pinafore is a sleeveless, collarless dress traditionally worn over a blouse, shirt or a sweater  

What the cat says: Anyone can pull off  these fluid types of dresses: get a denim pinafore to add vibrancy to your closet

Bare Your Shoulders in a Cold-Shoulder Dress

Cold shoulder dress

Type of dress: Some types of dresses are defined by singular features — like the cold-shoulder dress that has slits from which the tops of your arm can peek through

What the cat says: If you have nice shoulders, this dress style is a must-have

Dazzle in a Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress

Type of dress: The classic little black dress is said to have been invented by none other than Coco Chanel — it's elegant and versatile with its simple cut, short hem and endless variations

What the cat says: Given its unmatched versatility in terms of form and colour, the LBD is a fashion essential for every woman

That's all the cat has to say for now: if you liked this article, keep an eye out for more recommendations.

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