Cuts, styles and Shapes of women’s Indian dresses

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Shapes and cuts plays vital role to hide or highlight various parts of women's body. Before selecting any style You should think twice about your figure / shape of body.

Visual and verbal vocabularies and definitions of women's dresses Part-3.

Everyday you will find some new styles and patterns in women's dresses of Pakistan and India. 

Today I am writing this basic knowledge-base article of various shapes of ladies dresses. I have observed one thing, which inspired me to write this article, that is misleading to innocent people with wrong description of products by online stores / bloggers too boost their sale or fetch traffic to their site.

Shapes and cuts plays vital role to hide or highlight various parts of women's body. Before selecting any style You should think twice about your figure / shape of body. Don't do experiments if you are cautious about your look, go with certain type of styles and cuts which suits your body. I will write on this subject soon with full of references.

1-SHOULDER (ONE-SHOULDER) is style of women’s dress contain a neckline starting over one shoulder and extending cross-ways to under the other-arm.


1-SHOULDER (ONE-SHOULDER) is style of women’s dress contain a neckline starting over one shoulder and extending cross-ways to under the other-arm.

7.02) ACCORDION 
ACCORDION is a narrow pleats continually flowing in a rhythm from waist till floor.
ACCORDION is a narrow pleats continually flowing in a rhythm from waist till floor.
7.03) A-LINE SHAPE

A-LINE:- narrow and little bit fit from waist to thighs and hips, smooth seam wth clean line gradually widening to create shape like capital letter a. It is the easiest way of dart manipulation. The dress may be with or without waistband. Also called princess style. It is for flattering figures, suitable to wear by all figure shapes.

A-LINE DRESS:- narrow and little bit fit from waist to thighs and hips, smooth seam wth clean line gradually widening to create shape like capital letter A. It is the easiest way of dart manipulation. The dress may be with or without waistband. Also called princess style. It is for flattering figures, suitable to wear by all figure shapes.
7.04) ASYMMETRICAL
ASYMMETRICAL: - It’s up and down shaped pattern. The hem moves and creates curves at different level.
ASYMMETRICAL: - It’s up and down shaped pattern. The hem moves and creates curves at different level.
7.05) BALLOON

BALLOON: - The dress Fitted at the waistline with fullness gathered into a band at the tucked hemline (bottom of the outfit) creates bubble type shape. It is also known as a Bubble style dress.

BALLOON: - The dress Fitted at the waistline with fullness gathered into a band at the tucked hemline (bottom of the outfit) creates bubble type shape. It is also known as a Bubble style dress.
7.06BELL STYLE 
BELL STYLE dress is a slightly gathered with pleats at the waist line and somewhat flared supported with stiff material till hemline creating bell shape
BELL STYLE dress is a slightly gathered with pleats at the waist line and somewhat flared supported with stiff material till hemline creating bell shape
7.07) BLOUSON STYLE
BLOUSON: - Woman’s dress having a belt, draw string or similar closing, at or below the waist, which causes it to blouse of or relating to such a dress, the mode it exemplifies, or rather considered to resemble this style.
BLOUSON: - Woman’s dress having a belt, draw string or similar closing, at or below the waist, which causes it to blouse of or relating to such a dress, the mode it exemplifies, or rather considered to resemble this style.
7.08) BODY-CON DRESS 
BODY-CON DRESS is a one-piece tight and close fitting dress, hugging garment to the body from the bust to the lower hem. usually made of a blend of polyester and stretchy material, to give them enough elasticity to hug the figure smoothly. Characterized by tight body-hugging clothing means it is really to the body.
BODY-CON DRESS is a one-piece tight and close fitting dress, hugging garment to the body from the bust to the lower hem. usually made of a blend of polyester and stretchy material, to give them enough elasticity to hug the figure smoothly. Characterized by tight body-hugging clothing means it is really to the body.
7.09) BOX PLATED DRESS
BOX PLATED DRESS is a Double pleat formed by two equal folds going in opposite directions. It Can be solo or numerous. look of the dress depends upon Number, size, and spacing in-between pleats.
BOX PLATED DRESS is a Double pleat formed by two equal folds going in opposite directions. It Can be solo or numerous. look of the dress depends upon Number, size, and spacing in-between pleats.
7.10) CIRCLE STYLE OF DRESS
CIRCLE STYLE OF DRESS: - free flowing fabric stitched in half circle shape to create circular shape at floor level.
CIRCLE STYLE OF DRESS: - free flowing fabric stitched in half circle shape to create circular shape at floor level.
7.11) CUT-OUT SHOULDERS TYPE DRESS
CUT-OUT SHOULDERS TYPE DRESS  is a Modern style to show skin, usually this type of outfits are made of slinky fabrics
CUT-OUT SHOULDERS TYPE DRESS  is a Modern style to show skin, usually this type of outfits are made of slinky fabrics.
7.12) DRAPED
DRAPED is a Pleated fabric gathering or draping on any one direction from waist to floor. It is also known as sarong style.
DRAPED is a Pleated fabric gathering or draping on any one direction from waist to floor. It is also known as sarong style.
7.13) DROP-WAIST (LOW WAIST) DRESS
DROP-WAIST (LOW WAIST) DRESS:- Waistline-seam of an Outfit is placed low at the mid hip or hip rather than at the upper hips (normal waist) to add length to the upper body.
DROP-WAIST (LOW WAIST) DRESS:- Waistline-seam of an Outfit is placed low at the mid hip or hip rather than at the upper hips (normal waist) to add length to the upper body.
7.14) EMPIRE STYLE (HIGH-WAIST)
EMPIRE (HIGH-WAIST) is a style of women's Attire or top, in which the bodice finishes immediately under the bust, fabric flow from that point giving a high-waist look.
EMPIRE (HIGH-WAIST) is a style of women's Attire or top, in which the bodice finishes immediately under the bust, fabric flow from that point giving a high-waist look.
7.15) HALTER DRESS
HALTER DRESS is a type of Women’s sleeveless dress with a satrap or straps being tied around or behind the neck across the back leaving shoulders, arms and backside uncovered. that it is mostly backless dress.
HALTER DRESS is a type of Women’s sleeveless dress with a satrap or straps being tied around or behind the neck across the back leaving shoulders, arms and backside uncovered. that it is mostly backless dress.
7.16) LAYERED DRESS
LAYERED DRESS: - Multiple layers of different shape and size imposed on each others.
LAYERED DRESS: - Multiple layers of different shape and size imposed on each others.
7.17) SLIT
SLIT is a Straight dress with vertical opening at side, front or back. Slit may extend to knee or thigh.
SLIT is a Straight dress with vertical opening at side, front or back. Slit may extend to knee or thigh.
7.18) STRAPLESS DRESS
STRAPLESS DRESS is an outfit Having no visible means of support. The dress stays around the upper body of women without shoulder straps with the tightness of the bodice, preferably worm on a women
STRAPLESS DRESS is an outfit Having no visible means of support. The dress stays around the upper body of women without shoulder straps with the tightness of the bodice, preferably worm on a women
7.19) SUN STYLE 
SUN a  is an informal or casual dress. It is a Weight-less, loose, sleeveless dress, usually with a broad neckline and thin shoulder straps, exposing the shoulders, arms, and back
SUN STYLE is an informal or casual dress. It is a Weight-less, loose, sleeveless dress, usually with a broad neckline and thin shoulder straps, exposing the shoulders, arms, and back
7.20) TENT STYLE
TENT is a loose-fitting dress without waist line, Flares of the dress grows fuller towards outward step by step or from the shoulder to the hem.
TENT is a loose-fitting dress without waist line, Flares of the dress grows fuller towards outward step by step or from the shoulder to the hem.
7.21) TUBE DRESS
TUBE DRESS: - The stretchy dress hugs wearer’s body from waist till end creates tube shape. Normally the dress Finishes at around knee level.
TUBE DRESS: - The stretchy dress hugs wearer’s body from waist till end creates tube shape. Normally the dress Finishes at around knee level.
7.22) TULIP STYLE
TULIP: - Pleated and folded fabric from waist part till end to create a shape like tulip flower.This type of dress looks nice on every types of figure.
TULIP: - Pleated and folded fabric from waist part till end to create a shape like tulip flower.This type of dress looks nice on every types of figure.
7.23) TRUMPET / FISH CUT
TRUMPET / FISH CUT: - Straight shaped dress till calf, then suddenly generating gores with severe flares below the mid-calf creating shape of trump. (Also known swing dress or morning dress)
TRUMPET / FISH CUT: - Straight shaped dress till calf, then suddenly generating gores with severe flares below the mid-calf creating shape of trump. (Also known swing dress or morning dress) 
7.24) WRAP DRESS
WRAP DRESS: - This type of shape splits from waist and wraps each other from waist to the legs. Slightly curve shape towards end part. This forms a V-shaped neckline and hugs a woman's curves. It allows you to be a woman comfortable, feminine and easy to wear.
WRAP DRESS: - This type of shape splits from waist and wraps each other from waist to the legs. Slightly curve shape towards end part. This forms a V-shaped neckline and hugs a woman's curves. It allows you to be a woman comfortable, feminine and easy to wear.
7.25) YOKE-WAIST DRESS
YOKE-WAIST DRESS:- A shaped patterned piece which forms part of a dress that is closely fitted, either around the neck or at the hips, and from which bare or gathered (looser part) of the Dress is hung. (connects or joins together)
YOKE-WAIST DRESS:- A shaped patterned piece which forms part of a dress that is closely fitted, either around the neck or at the hips, and from which bare or gathered (looser part) of the Dress is hung. (connects or joins together)

There are few more styles in Indian Pakistani fashion trend like, 

DOUBLE FRONT PLEAT, GATHERED, GODET, GYPSY, GORED, HIP-STRETCHED, INVERTED, JUMPER, KNOT FRONT, KNIFE-PLEATED, MERMAID, PANELED (FLARED), PEASANTPENCIL SHAPE, Q PAO, RUFFLED, SHIFT, SHIRT TYPE, SINGLE FRONT PLEAT, SLIP etc. 
I will write about those shapes in my next article.

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