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Know your dress

Created in the 1920s by the famous designer Coco Chanel, the LBD introduced the trend of wearing black for events other than mourning.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2010 01:20 IST

Little Black Dress: Created in the 1920s by the famous designer Coco Chanel, the LBD introduced the trend of wearing black for events other than mourning. Audrey Hepburn wore it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Sheath: A fitted, often sleeveless straight dress without a waist-seam, that became popular in the 1960s. Brands famous for sheath dresses are Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Prada.

Hoodie dress: As the name suggests, it’s a dress with a hoodie. It can look like the regular hoodie top or like a hoodie without sleeves and a long sleeved shirt underneath.

Shirt dress: Popular in the 1960s, a shirt dress has a button-down front, sleeves and shirt collar. It’s like a tailored shirt on top with a skirt.

Jumper dress: It’s called jumper in the US and a Pinafore dress in the UK. A strappy dress intended to be worn over a top.

Wrap: A dress with a front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other and knotting the attached ties on the side, or fastening buttons.

Maxi dress: It’s long, form-fitting, floor or ankle-length. In 1968, for the first time, a cotton lace, ankle-length version was designed by Oscar de La Renta for Elizab-eth Arden Salon.

Evening Gown: Dress with a fitted or tight bodice and a straight or full skirt, worn for formal occasions such as a dinner or an opera.