Nordstrom sells several types of women's dresses, such as body-con, maxi, midi and shirtdress. Dresses, defined as a one-piece garment for women, also include the popular little black dresses, jumpsuits and rompers.
A body-con dress is a type of figure-hugging clothing that places emphasis on the body's contours. The name is a shortened form of "body conscious." Nordstrom offers body-con dresses in assorted solid colors, as well as many different patterns.
A maxi dress is either an ankle-length or floor-length informal dress. It is usually snug at the top and loose at the bottom, specifically cut to flow over a woman's body. Midi dresses are those with hems that end halfway between a wearer's knee and ankle.
A shirtdress borrows several details from men's shirts and usually features a collar, buttons and cuffed sleeves.
The famous little black dress is a cocktail or evening dress, which is often short and cut simply to avoid a dated look. Nordstrom features a large selection of these dresses in numerous variations.
Jumpsuits and rompers are terms that are often mistakenly referred to as children's clothing. Both are one-piece garments, but jumpsuits combine a shirt and long pants, while rompers tend to have strapless tops and short-like bottoms.