Petite women should go for gowns made of light fabrics and little to no layers. Do away with mermaid gowns, empire gowns, and drop-waists as they will your legs look even tinier. Go for the ones that elongate your body frame. Focus on the dresses’ vertical panels. One classic rule for petite girls when choosing wedding gowns is: Keep it simple.
Mantua, a fashion which arose in 1680s, was a square neckline; which covered up and was modest. Middle class women wore decorative aprons, and simpler jewelry was preferred. Women’s dress during hunting or riding was an ankle length skirt for shooting or walking comfortably. Women’s hairstyles also changed during the era. During the early 1600s, women had short curls, as time passed, curls became longer and longer, in which the curls fell from shoulders elegantly.
Designer brands and unique hairstyles is still a lifestyle that we still see in today 's society and is growing. The fashion of the 1920 s is a reflection of peoples extravagant lifestyles and elevated thinking. It was an exciting time to be a woman because more freedoms and opportunities were available, not to mention woman gaining the right to vote . There were new patterns of clothing, bras,and smaller corsets not to mention that most of the clothing was made by the woman themselves. Through the years woman have stayed at home and not had much involvement in the society.
Although being criticized in the initial stages of their career, they were quite determined to alter the way women dressed and hence providing them a free will and an opinion in the way they should present themselves. This allowed the women to move away from the restricted silhouettes of the past to much more relaxed and comfortable attire in daily wear. During the 1902’s Chanel became a fashion icon with her striking bob hairstyle and loosely fitted outfits. She became a symbol of recognition becoming quite popular among her clients, the women who considered the corset fashion of the past to be quite impractical and old fashioned. Her collection of the 1920’s included loose shift dresses, waistcoats, blouses and evening coats in dark and neutral colors with embroidery done in red and beige mostly.
Different types of evening dresses Most of the women are fashion freak, and keep themselves updated with the latest trends. Their wardrobe has an outfit for every occasion. Be it is for a casual event or a special one. An evening dress is indispensable of many stylish women’s closet. These dresses can be worn in a cocktail party, dinner with a date, and even weddings.
Hats were almost always worn. During the evening parties, women wore dresses made of materials like silk, chiffon, taffeta, or light velvet. As far as accessories go, women commonly had formal purses, matching shawls or fur wraps, wore minimal jewelry, and never wore hats unless they were turbans. When they were not attending parties, women were either dressed in their outing clothes or their common everyday clothes. The outing clothes were typically higher quality then the everyday clothes and included a skirt, blouse, a hat, and a sweater paired with a sturdy pair of mid-heel Oxfords, Mary Jane, or T-strap shoes.
Comfort, freedom of movement and practicality The problem with Myanmar traditional dress is that it lacks freedom of movement and practicality that the postmodern age demands. The traditional "longyi", which is worn around the waist like a long skirt, restricts lower body movement. Women are especially at the danger of it falling off when they run or move very fast. Also, Myanmar traditional blouse has no pockets. These kinds of impracticalities forced a lot of Myanmar people to wear Eurocentric clothes, which have many practical uses, and stick to the body
1950s – Five years after World War II ended, and haute couture resurged after the harshness of war years. Cloth rationing had ended, so more different types of fabric were obtainable and as they could be produced in larger quantities, a new type of fashion bloomed. Women’s dresses started having excess fabric with intricate gatherings, poofy petticoats, stunning collars and a plethora of pleats. Dresses were made from all the best kinds of fabric: taffeta, nylon, rayon, wool and leather in bright and bold patterns and colours. New materials such as acrylic, polyester and spandex were introduced as well.
Ideals of appropriate gender behavior and appearance still remain very different for each gender. Workingwomen are more conceptualize to dress functioning today, more fluid and less constraining than the past. They no longer have to conform to strict type or style of work wear. However as noted by (Kimle and Damhorst, p62), it was found that minimizing skin exposure and covering up the female forms tend to be viewed positively in assessments of business dress. Working women in Singapore may have dress less formal now, but in order to keep appropriate appearances at every particular point of time during working hours, they still have to maintain the professional image.
Women with higher social status wore rich and brightly coloured fabrics and were feminine in style (Johnson 2013:2). Evening dresses evolved as women would wear different dresses for different times of the day (Johnson 2013:1). Dresses grew more formal as the time of day got later. In modern day fashion, women have started to move away from traditional evening wear, as they want to be more comfortable and express themselves as individuals rather than expressing their social status. A garment in which an individual wears sends a message to another person about themselves ( Barnard