Dresses Styles

Aline Dress - Fitted at your natural waist and gradually widens towards the hem to create a triangular shape that fans out slightly.

Sheath Dress - Form fitting in shape and encases the body. Also known as a body con dress, usually stops somewhere around the knee area. 

Shift Dress - Falls straight down from your shoulders, lacks detailed shaping.

Empire Dress - Has a high waistline located just under the bust line with the rest of the dress flows out.

Wrap Dress - Has a front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other may tie at the side or button to form a V-shaped neckline.

The dresses above also have variations. Each has the same basic premise of its primary inspiration but with a twist to create a unique dress style.

Fit and Flare Dress - Fitted through the bodice and then flares out into a fuller skirt. 

Halter Dress - Straps are usually around the neck, bares the shoulders and may low in the front and the back may be visible.

Shirt Dress - Tailored dress styled like a shirt. A shirt dress tends to have an A-line or Shift dress bottom with a collar and button-down top. 

Drop Waist Dress - Has a low, horizontal waistline that usually falls near the level of the upper hips. The result is a lengthening of the torso.