The Different Types of Dresses

The designer fashion world is very vast. There are many different types of styles, clothing options, accessories, colors, shows, and so on that you can choose from just for one outfit. You can adjust your fashion sense to how you are feeling that day. Whether you are feeling classic and girly or more on the edgier side, there are always different clothing items available to you.

One of those clothing items are dresses. Dresses are timeless and classic and can be worn with any style as long as you pair it with the right shoes, accessories, and other clothing items if applicable. There are also a quite the variety of dress types, even if you would only wear a certain kind. Below is a list of some common dresses that you may or may not have seen in the normal public.

The Maxi Dress

The maxi dress can be worn on any body type, for any style. Even if you prefer something more punk, you can turn a maxi dress into a punk maxi dress. If you want to wear a maxi dress to a wedding, you can if you find the right one.

A maxi dress is basically a full length dress that goes all the way down to your feet. Heels may not be the best shoe for this type of dress, sandals or flip flops would work better. These types of dresses can also be very casual or even dressier for those fancy events.

The Sun Dress

Like maxi dresses, sun dresses can be worn for almost any occasion. Sun dresses are typically more girly and are perfect for the summer time, but you can always put a twist on a sun dress. Sun dresses are great if you are in the park or are out shopping. Sun dresses are also fun for spring and summer weddings.

A sun dress is usually shorter than knee length, though you can find some that are knee length, and can be worn with many different shoes and accessories. Sun dresses work great with any kind of shoe you can think of—even something like vans and converse. You just need to make sure you are putting your sundress outfit together in a way that is complimenting for both you and the dress.

The Gown

Unlike sundresses and maxi dresses, gowns should not be worn for every occasion. Gowns are great for dinners, balls, even high school dances. These dresses are extremely elegant and will not go with every shoe or accessory.

Gowns are a great type of dress because it gives everyone the chance to feel like a princess. There is no way to wear a gown in a casual sense, so you are forced to dress up a little bit. A beautiful pair of heels, the perfect up do, and a complimenting necklace will help enhance the beauty of a gown as well.

The Flare Dress

Though the flare dress may not be great for super casual events, like shopping, flare dresses are great for dressing nice and going out. The look of a flare dress is similar to a sun dress, but the ends of the dress flare out just a little bit more—almost like a poufy look. These dresses are also great for any body type, and it compliments each of them well.

Flare dresses are great for lunches, dinners, going out with your friends, etc. Pair your flare dress with a cute pair of booties and the right hand bag and you have yourself the complete outfit.

The Party Dress

If you have owned a dress in your life time, then you more than likely have a party dress hanging in your closet. It is not recommended to wear these types of dresses in a casual sense—but more power to you if you choose to do so.

Like a flare dress, the party dress is great for going out. Party dresses are usually very classic and elegant, but have a fun spin to them like sequins or glitter. Party dresses are great for getting dressed up but not too dressed up to wear you cannot have a little fun.

The Sheath Dress

The sheath dress is more on the business casual side in terms of dresses—but they are just as classic as any other kind of dress. Sheath dresses are usually black, modest, and knee length, which is perfect attire for a business casual office.

Sheath dresses do not have as many shoe options as the other mentioned dresses, but the right pair of heels or flats would look fantastic with this classic dress.

The Little Black Dress

If you only ever own one dress in your lifetime, it should be the little black dress. The little black dress is iconic in the designer fashion world, and is a very timeless dress type. You can get a little black dress that is as casual or elegant as you wish, and you can pair it with almost any kind of shoe and accessory.

That little black dress is the one dress we choose that will give us an extra boost of confidence. The little black dress is usually shorter than knee length and should be styled in a way that compliments your body type and personality. Little black dresses also work well with any jacket you choose to use. From leather to a cardigan, a little black dress would be a great dress for any woman to have.

When it comes to designer fashion, the possibilities with dresses are almost endless. There are many other types of dresses, but these listed dresses are very popular amongst modern day women. If you need a dress that can be worn both casually and in a dressier way, the little black dress, maxi dress, and sun dress would be perfect. A gown is great for fancier events like dinners, balls, and school dances, and the sheath dress is perfect for office wear. The flare dress and party dress are both great options to go out with your friends with, and can be worn up or down depending how you feel that night.


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What Really Goes into Designer Fashion

If you are a man or a woman who loves fashion, you truly appreciate what really goes into fashion. Fashion is not simply putting on clothes and walking out the door or putting on clothes and walking down a runway. Like other aspects of modern day culture, designer fashion requires a lot of time, focus, money, and creativity.

Designer fashion is not just for girly girls or fashionable men. Designer fashion is used by everyone in the modern day world, across the globe. The fashion industry is a huge industry generating billions of dollars annually—and for good reason!

Design fashion is not just simply putting outfits together. There are many different aspects when it comes to designer fashion, and it takes a team of people to make it happen. You have your fashion designers, who more than likely have a team they work with, who can create these wonderful outfits that we use on a daily basis to make a statement ourselves. If you think about it, the clothes you wear are a statement, and there is a lot more that went into that statement than we can openly admit.

Below are a few things that go into designer fashion, and there is so much more. Perhaps this will give you a different perspective, maybe it will not. Either way, just remember these components of fashion next time you put on that beautiful dress.

Color Balance

This aspect of designer fashion is something that we all experience in our everyday lives. When you put an outfit together, you think about how the colors go together. If you are trying to put red and yellow together, the outfit just may not work. The same goes for navy blue and black. It is all based on personal preference, but when you pick out an outfit, and everyone does this, you are always conscious of the color scheme.

The color balance in designer fashion is a huge aspect when it comes to fashion. Designer fashion is used for a variety of reasons such as store front windows, the runway, even during photoshoots. If your colors are not balanced, then the outfit is not balanced. It is that simple.

Pattern Contrast

Pattern contrast is another important part of designer fashion. There are some patterns that just do not go together well, and that is based off personal preference as well. However, you do not want to put something together that has too much contrast.

Take for example stripes and plaid. Stripes and plaid, though cute on their own, do not work well together—even if plaid is composed of stripes. Another poor contrast of patterns is stripes and polka dots. There is just too much contrast for that to create a fashionable piece that is used in designer fashion.

The right pattern(s) together, however, will create an amazing fashion piece that can make quite the statement on any person. Pattern contrast can be tricky, but it is very possible.

Material Selection

You may not think too much about material selection when it comes to clothing and fashion, unless you are buying something. When you put it on, it may not come to mind, or it may—all personal preference.

Material selection in designer fashion can make or break a fashion piece. A leather jacket and a suede top may not work well together, and vice versa. There are just some materials that go together and some that do not.

Material selection is not only an important aspect for designer fashion, but it is also for accessories as well. There are so many materials to choose from, making the designer fashion world almost limitless. From leather to jeans to feathers to pleather, the choices are almost endless.

Target Market

Though it may not seem like it, the designer fashion world is a business. The designer fashion world operates on money, just as other businesses do, and they do have a target market. What that target market is, is dependent on the fashion company.

If you are designing children’s clothing, you do not want to target the elderly age group, you will want to target moms and the children themselves. You would make fashion pieces that are appealing to both groups for the survival of your fashion company. The same goes if you are designing clothing for teens. Targeting the middle age group while you are designing clothes for teens does nothing for your fashion business.

The target market is an important aspect for any designer fashion company, though when we are the consumers, that may not come across our minds that much.

Fashion and Weather Seasons

As previously stated, the designer fashion world is a business. They live and thrive on their profits that they make from their fashion designs—that is just how it is. However, the clothing that these fashion companies are designing also depends on what kind of season it is.

If you are preparing for summer, designing a thick winter coat will not do your summer line any good. If you are preparing for winter, that cute bikini design will not do much good as well. In a sense, the seasons really influence the fashion world when it comes to fashion design.

There are many more components that go into designer fashion, and this is just an overview. If you want to know more about the designer fashion more, a simple google search would suffice. But if you are lucky enough, you could interview a fashion designer themselves. The fashion design business is an amazing thing and has the power to influence so many different individuals across the world. Whether we want to believe it or not, these big fashion companies directly influence the clothing we wear outside of the fashion world, what trends are current, and so on.

You do not have to be into fashion to have respect for the designer fashion world. There is so much that goes into this business, just as any other business.


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Designer Fashion for everyday lifestyle

Even though I may be really into designer fashion, I lead a normals everyday kind of life. And when you do, sometimes it is hard to justify spending thousands of dollars on a designer piece of fashion, when you know the wear and tear may be high. Moms know exactly what I am talking about here! Our kids don’t care if this Gucci shirt was expensive, or the Prada heels I wore today were a limited release and can never be had again!

But still, my overall favorite designer brand is in fact Louis Vuitton. Their purses have just captured me. Check out this awesome review on the Neverfull tote!

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote Review

Man, can I pack a lot thing into this purse!

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