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How to Draw a Dress

Students with an interest in fashion can learn how to draw a dress with this easy step-by-step tutorial. Turning it in to their own look along the way is what fashion design is all about.

How to Draw a Dress
A finished dress drawing colored with crayons

If you’d like to encourage some aspiring fashion designers, here’s a new tutorial that shows students how to draw a dress that never goes out of style. It has the strapless bodice, and layers of ruffle that every girl dreams of when thinking about what very special dresses look like. The classic Cinderella-type silhouette is fun all by itself, but more decorations and jewelry could be very pretty too.

Fashion design always starts with the sketch, and learning how to feel comfortable doing so takes practice. The more variety that students try out, the more they will learn about how to make their own look natural, and very stylish.

How to Draw a Dress
Preview of step by step Dress drawing tutorial

MATERIALS

DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Draw a Dress

  1. Start by drawing the head

  2. Add the shoulders and dress bodice.

  3. Draw the first ruffle below.

  4. Add a second ruffle below

  5. Draw the third ruffle below

  6. Finish the hair, ears and arms.

  7. Draw the face and earrings.

  8. Add the fold lines to the ruffles.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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