These pages contain many useful fashion terms and definitions from the Language of Fashion! Illustrated is a directoire costume, Dolly Verde Costume (1870), different types of dots (differentiating between those applied chemically, woven, or embroidered), and more. I hope this can help you to identify different styles of dresses!
Types of dresses defined include:
The Bungalow Apron of 1924
“Little Women Dress”
One Hour Dress of 1920
Peter Thompson dress
… and many more, as you can see!