The Dramatic is one of the main types. The silhouette is long and uninterrupted, where asymmetry and bold accessories add an extra dimension. The look is powerful and eye-catching, whether seen through an Art Deco or sci-fi lens. The fit is narrow or straight, and the textures primarily shiny or smooth. The elegance of the Dramatic is cool and nearly reserved even if opting for a more avant garde look.

Worst looks are flirty 1950s swing dresses, rough and slouchy, and choppy silhouettes with childlike novelty details.

Celebrity examples: Lauren Bacall and Tilda Swinton.

Style taxonomy: Dramatic