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A dress is one of the basic styles of female clothing. It is a garment of a skirt (bottom half) with an attached bodice (top half). The colouring and style of the dress gives the effect of a one-piece garment. A dress is also known as a frock or a gown. In Europe and the Americas, dresses are worn by females of all ages as an alternative to a separate skirt and blouse or trousers.
There are many types of dresses. A dress is usually worn at formal occasions, such as a wedding or a dance. It is also worn in the summer to keep cool. Younger females tend to prefer shorter skirts than older females.
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- Davis, Michael 2007. Art of dress designing. Delhi: Global Media. ISBN 81-904575-7-8
- Stylopedia -- an online dictionary of fashion details
- ApparelSeach glossary of textile and apparel terms
- An international dress size converter