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Dresses Special

This blog post is a special for dresses. It attempts to gather resources on dresses in one place for easier finding of information on dresses. It is a ‘living document’ so it may change and grow over time. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for this page.
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Table of Contents

  • News
  • Runway
  • Exhibits
  • Video Arrivals
  • Books
  • Stores with Dresses
  • Sowing Patterns
  • Articles


For fashion shows and fashion weeks that may contain dresses please see the Runway: Fashion Shows and Weeks section.

Featured Spring/Summer 2022

The featured fashion show is the Ulla Jhonson Spring/Summer 2022 show at the New York Fasion Week.


For museums, galleries, and exhibits that can feature dresses please see the Museums & Exhibits section.


The featured video is about the digital exhibition “The birth of a unique gown: the Delphos” from the Palazzo Fortuny museum.


A listing of stores with books about dresses, stores that sell dresses, and sowing patterns for dresses.

Books about Dresses

Information about where you can books about dresses.



How to Read a Dress: A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century

Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Dress is an authoritative visual guide to women’s fashion across five centuries.

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Stores with Dresses

Links to the dresses section of stores

  • DressesOnline Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more
  • Macy’s DressesMacy’s has the latest fashion brands on Women’s and Men’s Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Beauty, Shoes and Home
  • H&M DressesWelcome to H&M, your shopping destination for fashion online. We offer fashion and quality at the best price in a more sustainable way.
  • Boscov’s DressesShop for great values on Apparel and Shoes for the entire family, Handbags, Cosmetics, Jewelry, Domestics, Small Appliances and Home
  • Anthropologie DressesOur mission at Anthropologie has always been to surprise and delight you with unexpected, distinctive finds for your closet and home.
  • Joie DressesShop for Women’s Casual Yet Luxurious Clothing, Dresses, Shoes, Handbags & Accessories.
  • Kate Spade DressesDiscover bags, jewelry and dresses in spades.
  • Gant DressesGANT is a company driven by a simple idea: Never Stop Learning. It’s a belief that has guided us since 1949 when Bernard Gantmacher founded a shirtmaking company in the college town of New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Ralph Lauren DressesRalph Lauren offers luxury and designer men’s and women’s clothing, kids’ clothing, and baby clothes.
  • Halston Heritage DressesHALSTON is a luxury lifestyle brand – mixing legacy codes with a modern edge to create an effortless collection of women’s ready-to-wear and dresses.
  • Reformation DressesBeing naked is the #1 most sustainable option. Reformation is #2. We make sustainable women’s clothing and accessories.
  • Revolve DressesREVOLVE is home to the world’s most-coveted designer apparel, shoes & accessories from over 500 brands
  • Gap DressesShop casual women’s, men’s, maternity, kids’ & baby clothes at Gap. Our style is clean and confident, comfortable and accessible, classic and modern.
  • Arc’teryx DressesArc’teryx is a high performance outdoor equipment company known for leading innovations in climbing, skiing and alpine technologies.
  • Asics DressesTake your performance to the next level with ASICS Official online store.
  • Fila DressesShop the latest selection of official FILA sportswear, tennis gear, sneakers and more
  • Nike DressesNike delivers innovative products, experiences and services to inspire athletes.
  • Reebok DressesReebok has athletic shoes made for training, studio, running, weightlifting and more.
  • BHLDN DressesModern & romantic wedding dresses, bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, formal dresses & accessories curated by BHLDN, Anthropologie’s wedding brand.

Sowing Patterns for Dresses

For sowing supplies like sowing machines, thread, and cloth please see Sewing Equipment and Supplies



McCall’s Patterns McCall’s M7812 Women’s V-Neck Dress and Pullover Top Sewing Patterns, Sizes 16-26, L-XL-XXL, White
  • Includes sewing templates, instructions, fabric recommendations, pattern pieces, and sizing guides for (3) tops and (1) dress
    These clothing sewing patterns for women can be made to fit sizes 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, and 26.
  • The close fitting pull over women’s dress and top patterns have front ribbon drawstrings, and can be customized with length and sleeve variations.
    Clear and concise instructions make these patterns easy to sew!
  • Proudly printed in the United States, all McCall’s patterns include English, Spanish, and French instructions.

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Articles about dresses such as tips and guides

General Information about Dresses

Articles with general information on dresses

Petite Dresses

Articles on petite dresses

Formal Dresses

Articles on formal dresses

Tight and Fitted Dresses

Articles on tight and fitted dresses

Maxi, Midi, and Mini Dresses

Articles on maxi, midi, and mini dresses

Backless Dresses

Articles on backless dresses

Pageant Dresses

Articles on pageant dresses