garment for women, children, or infants consisting of a bodice and skirt made in one or more pieces

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.

Akwa Ibom
Little black minidress
Frocks and ball gowns are types of dresses
Versions of the dress are used in various activities, here ballroom dancing. Victor Fung and Anna Mikhed dancing a tango in 2006.

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.[1]

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  1. Davis, Michael 2007. Art of dress designing. Delhi: Global Media. ISBN 81-904575-7-8

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A Medieval dress.