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.
John AllanFunk, owner & proprietor of J.A ... Funk was invited to the meeting by fellow FUMC congregant and Malvern Lions Club member, Shanna Stuckey ... Ladies at the Malvern SeniorCenter both put together and cook a boatload of delicious cornbread dressing (which Funk ventured to say is as good as his own mother used to make).
At the intersection of Union and Court streets, DJ B-Funk, dressed as a Loki variant with an alligator Loki on one of the speakers, excited participants and onlookers as he talked about the parade and played ...
Whether you are going to get dressed up to the nines or want to spectate, here’s a partial list of happenings throughout the Vail Valley ... Dressing up is highly encouraged and prizes will be given to the best ones. The band will play 1970s-style funk and soul that they’re bringing into the 21st century, so dress to dance the night away.
More On. kim kardashian ... ‘The joys of sisterhood’. Kim Kardashian rocks red-hot ‘bikini dress’ for star-studded 43rd birthday party ... Kim opted for a cherry red bodycon dress for the soiree, which took place at Beverly Hills, Calif., hotspot Funke Friday night ... 5 ... 5. Kim celebrated her birthday at Funke in Beverly Hills, Calif ... 5.
In photographs exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, the 62-year-old former president was seen surrounded by security guards after enjoying a meal at Funke on SouthSanta Monica Boulevard...Barack could be seen flanked by security guards as he left Funke restaurant in Beverly Hills.
Next week Southern California casinos will host an alt-emo band, a pioneering ’90s grunge act, one of the most prominent women in hard rock, a mummy funk band and more ...The All-American Rejects ... Thursday, Oct ... 877-711-2946 ... Oct ... Just ahead of Halloween, this eight-piece funk band dressed like 5,000-year-old Egyptian Mummies is ready to get down ... .
The eggrolls at Homecoming are filled with chopped barbecue pork and collard greens, accompanied by a pile of coleslaw and some ranch dressing ... You've got the pork which is juicy, smoky and rich, and the eggroll wrapper that is crunchy and fatty, but the collards add the exact right amount of cruciferous funk to the mix.
The Friends actress, 54, wore a black strappy dress teamed with sandals and a number of gold jewelry pieces, as she left restaurant Funke earlier this week ... LA dinner ... Busty. The Friends actress , 54, wore a black strappy dress teamed with sandals and a number of gold jewelry pieces, as she left restaurant Funke earlier this week ... Looking good ... Radiant.
Girl In Red, Confidence Man, AvalonEmerson & The Charm and Romy also proved to be highlights at the genre-hopping festival. Words by Ben Jolley. Skiddle Staff. Date published. 29th Aug 2023 ... Wearing a ruffled flower dress, Mae Stephens warmed things up with her bass-heavy funk-pop hits ... As the afternoon progressed, things got progressively more indie ... .
The Friends actress, 54, wore a black strappy dress teamed with sandals and old jewelry as she left restaurant Funke at the same time as Dixon, 51 ... An onlooker told DailyMail.com ... LA dinner ... Busty. The Friends actress , 54, wore a black strappy dress teamed with sandals and old jewelry as she left restaurant Funke at the same time as Dixon, 51 ... Dashing.
‘Black SoulDress’ brings back the funk of ‘Girls’ Capitalism’ by a tenfold, though its energy is far more moody as they go “dark mode” on this nu-disco number ... Groovy yet subdued, ‘Black Soul Dress’ is markedly more impressive than the recent work of some far more seasoned K-pop ...
Loren learned their names only through the newspaper report that appeared in the Helena Independent Record later that week, but neither Rick Goff nor Jim Funk lived in his hometown ... Dressed only in a bathing suit, Funk raced down the hill, yelling toward Rick as he neared the shore ... Hopefully I can talk to Jim Funk as well.".