I have not studied fashion in a fashion school but my passion for dressing and love for GOOGLE :) :) has made me learn quite a lot about fashion, trends, terminologies and jargons.
There was a time when I was repeatedly coming across terms like a Sheath dress and a Shift dress. Even though I was designing these types of dresses, I did not really know how to categorize them, after all a dress is a dress..right????
Anyhow, now I know the difference and I am outing the difference between a shift dress and a sheath dress on my blog for all of you to know or to reconfirm or to debate :)
- It does not have a defined waist line and is not form fitting
- It generally hangs loosely from the shoulders and typically is said to be knee length and sleeveless
- These dresses generally have a shorter necklines like a boat neck or may be collars
- It can be worn with belts, stockings , tights etc
- It is absolutely form fitting
- It can be worn longer then a shift dress
- This dress can be worn on many occasions and it has many interpretations like with or without sleeves, long or short, formal or casual
This dress that I have worn here can be classified as a Shift and the following dress can be called a Sheath.
For the new readers: Some of the outfits I wear have been designed by me and made at my mother's boutique in India. Whenever I blog about any such outfit, I write a Design Story telling you all about how the outfit came to life. So here follows one more design story...
The Design Story
I got this dress made some 3-4 years ago. I wanted a very simple summer dress with satin ribbons used as embellishments. I have also used a feather lace along with the ribbons on the empire line
The Fabric: Printed Cotton Fabric
The Silhouette: Sheath Dress
The Design Elements: A Feather Lace and Satin Ribbons
|Dress: Self Designed at Tangerine Designs, Ludhiana (India)|
Scarf: Local Shop in Sharjah (UAE)
Bracelets: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai (India)
Ring: A Hand-crafter from Pakistan
Clutch: Bandra, Mumbai (India)
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