The layering of fabrics of different textures creates layered dresses that provide fluid movement or structured balance depending on the style. Wearing layered dresses can add curves on a slender frame, or detract from or disguise curvier hips and tummies. Using the layering of fabric to create stylish designs has always resulted in timeless fashions that are found in the collections of every high end design house. Layered dresses created from overlays of sheer fabric atop printed or patterned fabrics create shadows, blurs the image beneath, and can soften the vivid hues of sequined fabrics just enough to give the gown a subtle look beneath bright lights. Layered dresses can simply be an overlay and an underskirt of the same length, like the gorgeous fabrics seen on Jovani ballgown's of iridescent Chiffon over shimmering Satin or Taffeta, creating full circle skirts that draw the light and reflect it around you in a soft glow. Or you may prefer the look of layered dresses that fall from the empire line with loose panels of sheer Chiffon trailing down the beauty of Silken Charmeuse floor length skirts like those offered by Glam Gurlz. The layering of tiers of pickup poufs on an apron that wraps across the billowing skirts of little girls pageant dresses designed by Posh Angels, create beautiful layered dresses that can be used for flower girls for a formal wedding venue. This look is mirrored in the Perfect Angels layered dresses for teenage pageant contestants, and Prom dresses by their parent design house, Perfect Formals. Gorgeous layered dresses for formal evening wear can be fashioned by the layering of overlapping petals of fabric on A-line styles that create distinctive patterns, beautifully contouring the body in a graceful silhouette. Terani uses this design element on several of their Terani Couture selections in both knee length evening suits and evening gowns. The stunning mermaid style layered dresses by Terani are sleek and sensual in soft fabrics like Chiffon that cascade from the knee in spirals of layered fabric for a soft and delicate finish to a sensual gown. Jovani uses multiple fabrics in a single design to fashion swing skirts on mini dresses. These lfabulous dresses feature exotic printed Charmeuse atop the layers of multi-hued Tulle that push the skirt out away from the body with every move. The layered dresses feature hemlines where the Tulle peeks out from beneath the shorter top layer of fabric for a sassy, sexy appearance. Paired with contoured or corset style bodices these layered dresses are striking and youthful designs. Using elements like a mock wrap effect creates gorgeous evening gowns with a layered look that is extremely elegant and sophisticated. La Belle designs gowns that appear to wrap the body in sensual folds of Satin that meet on the gathered side of the gown. Highlighted by crystal accents, these mock wrap layered dresses mold the curves before falling open atop lower layers of draping fabric along the sides and fronts of shorter panels. Layered dresses with Hi Lo skirts are striking designs that expose your legs in front, while creating elegant floor sweeping layers on the back of the gown. The Jovani Beyond Collection of evening gowns and Prom dresses is filled with wonderful choices of beautiful layered dresses with Hi Lo skirts. The Jovani Beyond Collection also offers layered dresses with stunning beadwork that holds the gathered upper layers close to the sides of the hip, and features tiers of rosettes that dance down the sides creating three dimensional layers all around the skirts. No matter which designer you favor, or the length of the dress or gown you are looking for, you will find layered dresses perfect for any venue, and for any level of formality in any of their top collections.