National Dress Day

National Dress Day is observed next on Thursday, March 6th, 2025 (261 days from today).

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National Dress Day is held annually on March 6 every year, as a day to celebrate costumes, reminiscing about how costumes change over the years. On this day, people are encouraged to wear their favorite dresses.

Skirts: including skirts and skirts, for every lady, must be indispensable items in the wardrobe. But not everyone knows that these dresses of all shapes and sizes, bringing beauty, pride, elegance, charm or elegance are a work of very long historical origin.

One of the oldest types of clothing in human history are dresses. In the first period in the 1st century, all over the world from West to East, men as well as women wore skirts, because at that time there were no pants. It was not until the 3rd century AD that man invented the pants, and only the people of the wild grasslands rode horses, raised livestock, and hunted. When appearing under Gaulois in France, pants were popular only among the common people. In early designs, the dress was in the form of loincloths (made of animal skin or leaves), which were wrapped around the wearer's abdomen.

In the course of time, by the end of the fourteenth century, changes in clothing in the first half of the 14th century were mostly limited to changing the width of the skirts so that they hugged the body even more at the upper body and spread out in the lower body. Skirt – very long and must be lifted when walking.

The surcote is sewn without sleeves and is worn over the dress. These shirts are cut according to the curves of the body. From the second half of the century the traditional dresses of French royal women began to prevail.

The change was clearly and more evident in the lines of women's clothing in the eighteenth century. The petticoats underneath with support frames that help to inflate the skirt are indispensable, as is the corset that hugs the upper body. Larger petticoats are used for special occasions, while everyday wear is smaller. Wide collars are also very popular. Skirts are usually open at the front, revealing a petticoat or petticoat. Pagoda sleeves, wide open sleeves with lace or ribbon flared at the wrist, appeared around the mid-18th century.

In the flow of the times, the historical and socio-cultural context revolves around the continuous development of the fashion industry. Each period represents a mainstream fashion standard, so contemporary fashion is a blend and innovation of the quintessence of the legacy of the old years. The 19th century saw an explosion in world fashion. Silk and wool fabrics, satin, rep, damask, velvet were used by the tailors. Skirts are distinguished by a deep neckline, plunging neckline and waistline, with sleeves or with small-sleeved lanterns. During this period, women's skirts were a combination of fabrics, varying in textures and colors. The main color used the most is dark.

In the 20th century, women preferred to wear shorter and more comfortable skirts to work. In addition to the lead from designers, the changing artistic styles of the first half of the 20th century also influenced the development of dresses. During the 1930s, the popularity of American films accelerated with the development of costume, with aesthetics as the mainstream. The seductive maturity that replaced the natural femininity has become fashionable; body curves replace the previous straight figure. The revealing dresses are the masterpieces of this period.

History of National Dress Day

Ashley Lauren Ker is the founder of National Dress Day, because she wants to bring back good memories of wearing dresses.

Observing National Dress Day

To celebrate National Dress Day, you are encouraged to wear memorable dresses and your favorite dresses. Share positive, happy pictures of yourself wearing your dress on social media with the hashtag #NationalDressDay.


National Dress Day has been observed annually on March 6th.


Monday, March 6th, 2023

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Thursday, March 6th, 2025

Friday, March 6th, 2026

Saturday, March 6th, 2027

Founded by

ASHLEYlauren in October 2016

Ashley Lauren in October 2016

Also on Thursday, March 6th, 2025

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