A-line - can come in varying styles of skirts,
but the A-line is noted for the lack of a distinct separate bodice. The bodice and skirt are all one piece. This
dress has been very popular lately with a gathered panel on the side.
Ao Dai - a traditional vietnamese dress.
This dress is form fitting with a high collar and long sleeves. The skirt is usually divided in the front or on the
sides with a second layer underneath.
Ballgown - the bodice on this gown goes
to the natural waist, where it is taken up with a very full gathered skirt. The skirt can be made of a solid fabric
Basque Waist - similar to the ballgown,
however the front of the bodice comes down lower, usually in a V-cut, to add length to the wearer's body.
Cheongsam Style (chinese dress) - a traditional
chinese dress. Usually it is form fitting with a high collar, and a paneled front that fastens with buttons
near the shoulder and slits up the side of the skirt. This dress is usually floor or mid-calf length.
Empire Waist - the bodice on this dress
is above the natural waist - usually right below the bust.
Fishtail skirt - an extra panel is added
to the back of the skirt and gathered at the waist to fan out at the bottom to create a train effect.
Handkerchief Skirt - the skirt on this
dress is usually made of layers of fabric cut into squares so that the points face downward.
Halter - a bodice with two pieces of fabric
that meet behind the neck.
Mermaid - a close fitting dress through
the bodice and hips, usually about knee to mid-calf the skirt flares outward. This dress is only good for slim builds
as it can add additional curves to the wearer.
Sheath - a figure hugging dress. Usually only mid-calf or shorter lengths and sleeveless.