A gown (dress) is an article of clothing consisting of an attached skirt and bodice with hemlines that vary from ground level to upper thigh. Gowns refer to more formal dresses such as those worn for proms, homecoming, weddings, balls and other formal occasions. Gowns are usually considered to be womens and girls apparel. Sometimes gowns are also referred to as dresses: wedding dress/gown, bridesmaid dress/gown, prom dress/gown. There are also other forms of gowns which are not formal dresses, such as: hospital gown, academic gown, nightgown, Christening gown, etc. Some types of gowns are: ball gown, evening gown, tea gown, Quinceanera gown, wedding gown, bridesmaid gown, pageant gown, formal gown, semi-formal gown, evening gown, homecoming gown and others. Some gown styles include: A-line gown, strapless gown, sleeveless gown, mermaid gown, fitted gown, Hawaiian gown, Basque waist gown, empire gown, princess gown, sheath gown, column gown, etc. Online stores that specialize in gowns or formal dresses and departments within stores that specialize in gowns generally have coupons, discounts, special offers, promotions, sales for gowns.