Women's dresses come in various styles, colours and prints. From full, knee or calf length, office parties to formal affairs, there is a dress to suit every occasion and body shape. Browse the wide range from your favourite brands, including Monsoon dresses, Next dresses, Coast dresses, Zara dresses, Lipsy dresses, and New Look dresses, right here on eBay.
Belle of the ball
Women's formal dresses are always the apparel of choice for a special occasion such as a wedding, ball or prom date. These feminine creations are usually longer or mid-length and primarily crafted in materials such as opulent chiffons and silks to classic cotton and synthetic blends. Wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses are designed with a woman's silhouette in mind, with cuts such as an Empire line with a fitted bodice ending just below the bustline to give a high-waisted appearance. Many women's formal dresses, such as wedding guest dresses, have eye-catching details such as sheer panels, beading, crystals and metallic thread woven into fabrics for added impact.
Traditionally, cocktail dresses are worn at cocktail parties and special occasions. Celebrated French fashion designer Christian Dior was the first to use the term "cocktail dress" in the 1940s to refer to early evening wear. Historically, the length of these evening dresses was ankle-high. However, today it has evolved, and many different cuts of dress style fall in this category, ensuring they remain the smart choice for more formal social occasions and can even be.
Women's party dresses are usually knee length, or if you dare to bare, even higher. They can be sleeved or sleeveless, one-shoulder or strappy, depending on your desired look. Burlesque and vintage-inspired corset dresses make a real fashion statement, and the more demure styles would not look out of place at a ball, making them the perfect prom dresses. If you are looking for more coverage, a close-fitting sheath or bubble dress can be accessorised to suit.
Keep it casual
A casual dress code is synonymous with comfort, and there are many cuts and colours of women's casual dresses to choose from. For balmy summer days, maxi dresses, summer dresses and hippie-inspired boho fashions steal the show, with their skin-skimming, floaty fabrics and exceptional level of comfort. If a little more coverage is required, jumper dresses, wrap dresses and shirt dresses offer up informal style. In addition, clever cuts such as figure-hugging bodycons or cute pencil dresses can cross over from day to night with a few well-chosen accessories.