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Skirts and dresses

ballgown

noun

a special long dress worn by a woman for dancing at a ball (=a formal social event)

caftan

noun

another spelling of kaftan

chemise

noun

a long loose dress or piece of underwear, worn by women

cheongsam

noun

a tight silk dress with a high neck, short sleeves, and a slit (=long narrow space) on each side by the leg that is worn by Chinese and Indonesian women

cocktail dress

noun

a short dress that is suitable for a formal party

dirndl

noun

a wide skirt or dress that fits tightly at the waist

dress

noun

a piece of clothing that covers a woman’s body and part of her legs

evening dress

noun

a long dress that a woman wears when she goes to an important social event in the evening

formal

noun

a long dress that a woman wears to a formal dance

frock

noun

a dress

gown

noun

a special long dress worn by a woman, often for dancing or other special occasions

gymslip

noun

a type of dress without sleeves that girls used to wear as part of a school uniform

habit

noun

a simple dress worn by nuns and other members of religious communities

jumper

noun

a pinafore

kaftan

noun

a long loose dress

kanga

noun

a colourful cloth, originally from East Africa, that women wear wrapped around their bodies like a long dress

lungi

noun

a piece of cloth that you wrap around your waist like a long skirt

maxi

noun

a long skirt, dress, or coat that reaches your feet

mini

noun

a miniskirt

miniskirt

noun

a very short skirt

pencil skirt

noun

a tight narrow skirt

pinafore

noun

a loose dress without sleeves that is worn over a blouse or shirt

pinafore

noun

a loose dress without sleeves that is worn by young girls

sari

noun

a very long wide piece of cloth, especially silk, that women in India wrap around their bodies to make a type of long dress

sarong

noun

a long wide piece of cloth that is tied around the waist to make a skirt or at the shoulder to make a dress. It is worn by men and women in Malaysia and some other countries.

sheath

noun

a dress that fits tightly around a woman’s body

shift

noun

a woman’s dress that hangs down straight

shirtwaister

noun

a type of dress with buttons down the front that fits tightly around your waist

shortie

adjective

a shortie coat, skirt, or jacket is shorter than the usual length

skirt

noun

a piece of clothing for a woman or girl. It hangs from the waist and is not joined between the legs

slip dress

noun

a dress made of a light thin cloth such as silk with no sleeves and narrow pieces of cloth going over the shoulders

sundress

noun

a light dress that does not cover your arms or shoulders, usually worn in hot weather

tutu

noun

a short skirt made of stiff cloth that a female ballet dancer wears

wedding dress

noun

a special dress, often a long white one, worn by a woman at her wedding

wrap

noun

a piece of cloth that a woman wears around her waist as a skirt or around her shoulders as a shawl

wraparound

noun

a wraparound skirt

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