Different Types of Fashionable Women’s Wear
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
There are many types of women’s wear including dresses, social apparel, suits, outerwear, active wear and lingerie. There are also special categorizes such as bridal grown and maternity clothing and accessories. I have also published article on different categories of dress code for women.
Dresses are single garments or two pieces on the same hanger priced as one unit. Style range from tailored to simple; business to casual. Dresses are easy to wear. Such as share, salwar kameez etc.
Social apparel includes specially occasion attire, such as evening, bridal or wedding dress, social apparel stands for the social acceptance, social attitude or the choice of a target group of people.
Suits are jackets and skirts (pants) sold together as units. Suit range from casual to tailored. There is a trend to casual dressing at the office but it remains to be seen if professional women will give up their “power ‘suits.
Outerwear includes coats, caps, jackets with primarily protective function. Maximum outerwear designed to be worn over another dress. Dress can be transparent.
Sportswear is any combination of tops and bottoms, such as jacket, shirts, pants, shorts, blouse, and shirts are women’s wear. Sports wear is popular because of its verity of look that can be made by combining separates. American designer are excellent in this category, which suits informal American life styles.
Active wear is one of the hottest categories of apparel today, furled by the popularity of fitness. Active wear is sub- categorized into two segments: Fitness wear, worn by people who actively participate in sports and active wear simply as street wear. For instance T-shirt, jogging sets, sweatshirts and jacket.
A swimsuit, bathing suit, or swimming costume is an item of clothing designed to be worn while engaging in a water based activity or water sports, such as swimming, water polo, driving, surfing, water skiing, or during activities in the sun, such as sun bathing. A swimsuit can also be worn as an undergarment in sports that require a wetsuit such as water skiing, scuba diving, surfing, and wakeboarding. Swimsuits are also worn when there is a need to display the body, as in the case of beauty pageants, or bodybuilding contests- Glamour photography and fashion magazines like illustrated annual “swimsuit issue” feature models and sports personalities in swimsuits.
The more fitted looks of today’s fashion is also influenced the rise in sales of body simmers. Lingerie is a term for fashionable and possibly alluring undergarments. The term in the French language applies to all undergarments for either gender. In English it is applied specifically to those undergarments like foundation garments designed to be visually appealing or erotic. Lingerie usually incorporating one or more flexible, stretchy materials like Lycra, nylon (nylon tricot), polyester, satin, lace, silk and Sheer fabric which are not typically used in more functional, basic cotton undergarments.
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