How to Draw a Dress Design

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Learn how to draw a great looking Dress Design with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Dress Design.

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Complete Dress Design drawing
Complete Dress Design drawing

Would you like to be a fashion designer, creating amazing dresses and other clothing? You can practice right now with the help of this easy, step-by-step dress design drawing guide.

Fashion designers solve problems and get creative, making original clothing, shoes, and accessories. But before they hit store shelves, every one of those designs begins as a drawing on a piece of paper.

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Mastering this drawing will bring you one step closer to achieving your fashionista dreams. But don't stop there! You can learn how to draw a Barbie doll in a bodycon dress or check out this long, flowing princess dress drawing.

If you're really serious about getting into fashion design, you should learn how to draw body proportions realistically. Understanding how the body is put together will help you make comfortable, useful clothes.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a T-Shirt or Cartoon Cowboy Hat Drawing tutorials.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Dress Design

How to Draw a Great Looking Dress Design for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Dress Design step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the dress design outline by drawing the model's face. Use three curved lines to outline the face, with additional lines contouring the eyes, nose, and mouth. Shade a round pupil inside each eye.

Easy Dress Design Drawing - Step 2

Dress Design step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Use curved lines to trace the woman's hair, ears, and neck.

Easy Dress Design Drawing - Step 3

Dress Design step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use curved lines to sketch the shoulders and the irregular shape of the garment's collar. Then, connect the hair to the dress and shoulders.

Easy Dress Design Drawing - Step 4

Dress Design step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Extend a pair of curved lines downward from the top of the dress to outline the torso. Then, use curved lines to contour the collar bones and sketch the arm and the hand resting on the hip.

Easy Dress Design Drawing - Step 5

Dress Design step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Extend long curved lines from the girl's waist to begin sketching the skirt of the dress. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the front of the irregular hem, and parallel lines connecting the shoulder to the skirt of the dress, forming the arm.

Easy Dress Design Drawing - Step 6

Dress Design step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Band the waist with a pair of lines. Extend a long curved line from the skirt and double it back upon itself to enclose the leg. Use a curved line to further detail the bottom of the skirt.

Easy Dress Design Drawing - Step 7

Dress Design step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw the remaining leg, again extending a long curved line and doubling it back upon itself. Band each foot with a curved line to indicate the high-heeled shoe. Then, extend a long wavy line from the skirt, and contour the material with a nearly straight line.

Add More Details to Your Dress Design Picture - Step 8

Dress Design step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw a wavy line on the opposite side of the skirt, and detail the material with additional lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Dress Design Drawing - Step 9

Dress Design step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Use a long curved one to finish enclosing the skirt, and contour the material with additional lines.

Color Your Dress Design Drawing

Dress Design step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your dress design outline is now complete. We've given our model blonde hair and a blue dress just like this Cinderella drawing. But choosing the right colors is part of the design process, so feel free to get creative.

Challenge: Can you adjust this dress to create a totally new design? Use your eraser and pencil to change the shoulders, bodice, or skirt.

For more great clothes drawing tutorials, see the collection of Cute Clothes Drawing Ideas..

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