A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). In Western culture, dresses are more often worn by women and girls.
The hemlines of dresses vary depending on the whims of fashion and the modesty or personal taste of the wearer.
The general custom in 1867 was to still wear dresses with skirts touching the ground. It had been tried several times to popularize the short length of the skirts but all tentative attempts were of no use. Uncovering the feet of the wearers at that time was not thought to be graceful.
Dresses increased dramatically to the hoopskirt and crinoline-supported styles of the 1860s; then fullness was draped and drawn to the back. Dresses had a "day" bodice with a high neckline and long sleeves, and an "evening" bodice with a low neckline (decollete) and very short sleeves.
Throughout this period, the length of fashionable dresses varied only slightly, between ankle-length and floor-sweeping.
The dress, also known as Dressgate and associated with the hashtags#thedress, #whiteandgold, and #blackandblue, is a viral photo and meme which became popular on 26 February 2015. The viral phenomenon revealed differences in human colour perception which have been the subject of serious ongoing scientific investigation in neuroscience and vision science, with a number of papers published in peer-reviewed science journals.
The meme originated from a washed-out photograph of a dress posted on the social networking serviceTumblr, and a dispute over whether the dress pictured was blue and black, or white and gold. In the first week after the surfacing of the image alone, more than 10 million tweets mentioned the dress. Although the actual colour of the dress was confirmed to be blue and black, the image prompted discussions surrounding the matter across various platforms, with users discussing their opinions on the colour and why they perceived the dress as being a certain colour, while some dismissed the issue as trivial.
"Dress" is the debut single by English singer-songwriter PJ Harvey from her debut album Dry. Released in 1991, two promotional music videos were also recorded.
Background and history
"Dress" was recorded at Yeovil's Icehouse as part of the Dry sessions. The song, like the album, generated an overwhelmingly strong critical response, though the song failed to chart. John Peel described the song as 'admirable, if not always enjoyable' after playing it for the first time on his radio show.
Lyrics tell the story of a woman who's trying to impress a certain man with a dress ("Must be a way that I can dress to please him"). She finds the dress pretty uncomfortable ("It's hard to walk in the dress, it's not easy/I'm spilling over like a heavy loaded fruit tree"), but she's hoping it will help her to ("Close up my eyes/Dreamy dreamy music make it be alright").
At the end of the song the man doesn't appreciate the dress ("You purdy thang, my man says,/But I bought you beautiful dresses.") and she falls on the floor, causes big embarrassment on her. ("I'm falling flat and my arms are empty/Clear the way better get it out of this room")
Three official singles have been released from As If: "All U Writers", a 5 1/2 minute (5 minutes on the album) long song featuring vocals from Teresa Eggers, released 28 April 2015. "Freedom '15", a groovy leviathan of a disco track, released 30 July 2015, and features vocals from Yolanda Harris Dancy and Taletha Manor. A lyric video for "Freedom '15" was uploaded 20 August 2015. The third single from the album, "Bam City", was released 30 September 2015, with an accompanying music video. "Ooo", a grooving love song, was released with an accompanying music video on November 16, 2015.
One promotional single has been released from the As If: "Sick Ass Moon", an "R&B-tinted house track", released with "Freedom '15" on 30 July 2015.
In a positive review for Exclaim!, Daniel Sylvester called the album "one of the most enjoyable, if schizophrenic, dance albums of the year."
The episode received mixed reviews from critics. Lisa Respers France of CNN and Blair Baldwin of Zap2it both received the episode positively. Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club, Entertainment Weekly's Tim Stack and James Poniewozic of Time highlighted continuity issues with the show, while VanDerWerff and Henrik Batallones of BuddyTV deemed "Funk" a set-up episode for the season finale. Bobby Hankinson of the Houston Chronicle gave a more positive review, but still found "Funk" lacking compared to previous episodes, a sentiment shared by Aly Semigran of MTV.
The leathery and glistening ‘Funk This Up’ epitomises her unique blend, lyrics that detail how she’s about to ruin everything over what may be the most DJ-ready groove in her solo catalog—all gloopy bass synth and clap-along drum machine ... I also wanted to ask about ‘Funk This Up’, which feels like a massive step forward for you.
By JOSH FUNK - Associated Press. Women who serve in the Missouri House will face a tougher dress code when they return to the floor this week after a debate that Democrats panned as a pointless distraction from the issues facing the state ... The dress code was a small part of a package of rules that state lawmakers ultimately approved last Wednesday.
“It’s great for sure,” said USU forward TaylorFunk, who scored a game-high 22 points, which matched his season high, said of the crowd ... Students were dressed in pool attire and Funk obliged with a 3-pointer in front of them in the first half. “It felt real good; my shot was real good and it’s just who we are as a team,” Funk said.
SANTA CRUZ ... On Dec ... SANTA CRUZ ... 30 at 9 p.m., Santa Cruz funk band Space Heater will usher in the new year at Moe’s Alley’s Winter FormalGala. The formal gala invites attendees to dress in their finest, offering a fun opportunity to dress up. Space Heater plays funk that they promise to be “cosmic jams” that will land listeners on the dance floor ... .
Two other roommates, Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke, were at home on the night of the attack but miraculously survived ... The two University of Idaho students who survived the crazed knife attack that left four of their friends dead at their shared off-campus rental house are students Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Police will not confirm whether Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke - the two other girls in the house at the time of the murders - are being treated as witnesses, or as suspects ... Another set of photos showing Dylan and Kaylee together was posted last Friday night and shows the pair dressed up for a night out.
“I have never been without,” Funk shared ... “In about 2008 I think, we started the Christmas meal because we realized that the need was there for Christmas as well, especially at Christmas, because the kids were involved,” Funk said ... Funk said that the homemade dressing promises to be some of the best you’ve ever had.
Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana is seen here in the now famous "revenge dress." ... A day before the episode aired, Fox released a tribute video highlighting some of Jordan’s best moments on the show, including the time he dressed up as a soft-serve ice cream cone while pretending to be a contestant.
A day before the episode aired, Fox released a tribute video highlighting some of Jordan’s best moments on the show, including the time he dressed up as a soft-serve ice cream cone while pretending to be a contestant ... But he couldn’t quite place the voice behind the Gopher costume, which turned out to be that of funk musician George Clinton.
And though they were popular during the ‘90s Grunge Era, they actually hit shelves in 1945, the result of a collaboration between Munich soldier Klaus Maertens and mechanical engineer HerbertFunk. Today, celebs are proving these shoes can go with anything from sparkling dresses to all-black ensembles.
Just as wheat and barley roots run deep, so too does the craft beer culture on the North Shore. . In fact, the North Shore owns craft beer bragging rights ... Oh, not to mention the finest craft beer tastings on the North Shore from 11 brewers, all under one roof. ... (Nov ... 12, '80s FancyDressParty); House of Funk Brewing (Nov ... (Nov ... . .
What people don’t understand about strong Black women is that we were raised strong. We have a different experience. The one thing I remember my father always telling me was ... To be undeniable. It’s just harder for us. We all know this ... ‘Here come Miss Ann’ ... Read more ... I’ve never seen another tennis player dress like them ... It’s like a whole cultural funk ... .
“I can’t wait to come back and get even a little more dressed up ... This, she explains, is her first time at Evan Funke’s Hollywood restaurant MotherWolf ... And for Brie, it wouldn’t be a proper pasta crawl without Funke’s handmade pasta ... Pasta maestro Evan Funke creates a Hollywood sensation at his new paean to Roman cooking.