Summer Dress Silhouette Style Guide

I don't know about you but I live in dresses during the summer, there's something about a breezy dress that makes me feel great -- feminine and flirty but also comfortable and cool. 

I love the versatility in the style options that us ladies have and tend to opt for a high waist and a shift dress styles mainly because of the movement they allow. 

We have created a summer dress style guide for women's dress styles to help you find your perfect style and fit.

The Shirt Dress

A shirt dress is a dress with a collar and buttons in the style of a shirt, typically cut without a seam at the waist.

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The A-Line Dress

An A-Line dress is a dress that gradually becomes wider from top to bottom, similar to an A in shape.

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The Empire Waist Dress

An empire waist dress is a dress having a waistline just below the bust, and a skirt that is long, loose, and straight. 

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 The Shift Dress

A shift dress is a dress in which the cloth falls straight from the shoulders and has darts around the bust. It frequently features a high scoop or boat neck. Shift dresses are often confused with the sheath dress, which is form-fitting and shaped by tucks on the waist area.

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The Tent Dress

A tent dress is a dress that hangs loose from shoulder to below the hips, and does not have a waistline. They are worn without belts.

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The Princess Dress

A princess dress is a dress style of women's clothing characterized by garments that are closely fitted to the waistline, which is unbroken by a seam.

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The High Waist Dress

A high waist dress is a dress that defines the silhouette of a garment sitting higher up between under the bust and the waist. It applies to garments worn on the bottom half of the body such as trousers or skirts. It may sometimes describe the formation of the waist line on dresses though.

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The Drop Waist Dress

A drop waist dress is a dress with the waist of the dress dropped lower, falling close to the top of the hips. By doing this it creates an illusion of a torso being lengthened. This style was largely worn during the 1920s.

 The Kiwi Lounge Clothing Store Drop Waist Dress

The Asymmetrical Dress

An asymmetrical dress, waterfall, or mullet skirts, are dresses with a hem that is higher in the front, or side, than in the back.

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The Blouson Dress

A blouson dress is a dress having a close waistband with blousing of material over it.

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The Sheath Dress

A sheath dress is a fitted, straight cut dress, often nipped at the waistline with no waist seam. ... While the sheath dress can come in many patterns and lengths, it often is worn with short sleeves and reaches knee length.

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