The Classic Style of Dress
A jumper or pinafore dress, informally pinafore or tellally informally pina or pinny is basically a short sleeveless, backless dress meant to be worn with a jacket, over a shirt, T-shirts or sweater, usually below the collarbone. The length of the pinafore varies and the style of the collar and whether there is pleat work and if so how much pleats there are on the neckline. It should be comfortable for the woman to wear and easy to put on and take off. This type of dress is very feminine in nature and some people choose this style over a formal dress. The collar is usually either very short or it can extend all the way down to just above the shoulder. Some women prefer this style of pinafore over an apron dress simply because they have more flexibility when wearing it. You can even wear this dress to a wedding.
Jumpers and pinafores have a classic and timeless look. There are many variations on this particular style of dress. You will find that there are numerous types of fabric, colors and patterns available. The length of the neckline is also important because you want it to be short enough that it does not cause neck strain or too long that you feel uncomfortable. One important detail to note is that these dresses do not have pleats. The neckline should not be pleated, as it is not flattering and can be too much in a particular style of dress. Pleats can add height and a slimmer silhouette to a jumper dress.
Jumpers and pinafores can be found in any size. You can find them to fit the petite women perfectly as well as those who may want a slightly longer dress. If you wear your jumper dress with a dress that has a higher neckline you can even get an A-line silhouette.