ballgowna long formal dress worn to a formal dance or other social occasion burkabusuutibutton-through dresschemisean unwaisted loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders cheongsama straight dress, usually of silk or cotton, with a stand-up collar and a slit in one side of the skirt, worn by Chinese women chiton(in ancient Greece and Rome) a loose woollen tunic worn knee length by men and full length by women coat dressa lightweight button-through garment that can be worn either as a dress or as a coat cocktail dressa dress that is suitable for formal social occasions dirndla woman's dress with a full gathered skirt and fitted bodice; originating from Tyrolean peasant wear gymslipa tunic or pinafore dress worn by schoolgirls, often part of a school uniform kaftan or caftanan imitation of this, worn, esp by women, in the West, consisting of a loose dress with long wide sleeves kimonomantuamaxidressa dress that reaches the ankle microdressmidiminidressa very short dress, at least four inches above the knee Mother Hubbarda woman's full-length unbelted dress muu-muua loose brightly-coloured dress worn by women in Hawaii negligee or negligéenightdress or (U.S. & Canad.) nightrobea loose dress worn in bed by women nightgown or (informal) nightie or nightya man's nightshirt nightshirtoverdressa dress that may be worn over a jumper, blouse, etc peignoira woman's dressing gown or negligee pinafore dress, pinafore, pinny (informal), or (U.S. & Canad.) jumpera sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or sweater riding habita woman's dress worn for riding, usually with a full or a divided skirt sacka woman's loose tube-shaped dress sari or sareethe traditional dress of women of India, Pakistan, etc, consisting of a very long narrow piece of cloth elaborately swathed around the body sheatha figure-hugging dress with a narrow tapering skirt shiftan underskirt or dress with little shaping shirtdressa dress that resembles a lengthened shirt, often worn with a belt shirtwaister or (U.S. and Canad.) shirtwaista woman's dress with a tailored bodice resembling a shirt sundressa dress for hot weather that exposes the shoulders, arms, and back, esp one with straps over the shoulders sweater dressa dress made of knitted or crocheted material, esp a heavy one worn for warmth tea gown(formerly) a long loose decorative dress worn esp when entertaining guests to afternoon tea tunicwedding dressa special dress that a woman wears at her wedding; often long and white ▷ See dress
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