A Guide to Different Types of Dresses

Dresses come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and identifying each and every one of them can be quite challenging. For that reason, we at 5-Minute Crafts have picked 10 of the most popular ones, and we would like to share them with you.

1. A-line dress

The shape of this dress resembles a pear. It drapes around the hips and you can also find them in a variety of flares (smaller to bigger).

2. Maxi dress

The maxi dress will cover your legs all the way down to your ankle with a full and voluminous skirt.

3. Mini dress

The length of this dress doesn’t go any longer than your mid-thigh. They also come in a variety of styles: fitted to your silhouette, loose, flared, and many other options.

4. Midi dress

If you’re not looking for a maxi, or a mini dress, you can opt for a midi one instead. The length of these dresses usually goes down to your mid-calves.

5. Shift dress

Shift dresses are short, often sleeveless, with a simple boxy shape. They hang from your shoulders and can be the perfect canvas for color blocking or detailed prints.

6. Asymmetrical dress

They’re available in different lengths, as well as variations. A great example of this is a dress that only has one sleeve instead of 2, giving it an asymmetric look.

7. Bodycon dress

Bodycon dresses are fitted, body-hugging dresses. However, they’re not to be confused with bandage dresses, as those are tighter and resemble strips of fabric wrapped around your body.

8. Wrap dress

They’re known for their V-neck and waist sash. The “wrap” comes from one side, crossing over the other. It then ties at either the back or the sides.

9. Peasant dress

Peasant dresses can be found in lengths anywhere from mid-thigh, all the way down to the floor. When it comes to their loose sleeves they are usually puffy, and it doesn’t matter whether they’re short or long.

10. Princess gown

Princess gown dresses have a tight top, and a full wide skirt.

Note: It’s this authentic design that often makes the dress stand out, giving it its “princess look.”

Which type of dress is your favorite?

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