Dress and Dresses: a guide to the essentials
Between the off-the-peg fashion of the high street to the exquisite finery (and prices) of haute couture lies a whole geography of style and art - a thrilling world of possibility, and a nightmarish maze of choice. Here's a guide to dress sense.
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Size 8 in the UK, Size 6 in the USA and Size 34 in continental Europe - and none of them match up anyway. Here' s a brief guide to this perplexing subject, and to the European Union's proposed new system of standardisation. Plus the raging Size 0 debate.
A-line dresses, empire-line, tea-length, LBD and VPL, scallops, shirring, gusset and flounce: our fashion glossary offers a buyer's guide to the intricate language of dresses.
There's a subtle art to dressing up - to getting the balance between what's right for the occasion, and what's right for you.
This is biggest special occasion of all. So much to choose from, so many ways to look your very best. Here is a checklist of things to consider, before you take the plunge.
The well-documented dress codes (formal, semi-formal, smart-casual) are easy enough to interpret, but the looser codes present a greater challenge. Whoever will really 'come as you are' - except men?