coat·​dress ˈkōt-ˌdres How to pronounce coatdress (audio)
: a dress styled like a coat usually with a front buttoning from neckline to hemline

Examples of coatdress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pippa Middleton In a yellow Claire Mischevani coatdress and a matching Jane Taylor Millinery fascinator. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 7 May 2023 William and Kate, in a Catherine Walker coatdress, Jimmy Choo tan heels, a Metier clutch, and her Annoushka Ducas pearl drop earrings, met with officials at the church and people who were receiving their vaccines that day to offer encouragement and support. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 23 Mar. 2021 Lisa Rinna Lisa Rinna wore a dramatic — and voluminous — polka dot floral coatdress to sit front row at Richard Quinn. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2023 Her unwavering uniform for these public events was a brightly colored coatdress, staid accessories, nude tights and matching hats. WSJ, 9 Sep. 2022 Monáe shows off her bright yellow manicure with a similar coatdress ensemble by Thom Browne during a photo call in London. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 15 Jan. 2023 Arriving at the church, the Princess of Wales stunned in a green coatdress. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 25 Dec. 2022 Over the summer, the then-Duchess of Cambridge made an appearance in Wales wearing a scarlet red coatdress. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 19 Nov. 2022 For her first visit to the country of Wales post-title change, Kate exchanged her Alexander McQueen coatdress for a crimson overcoat from LK Bennett worn over black slacks and matching black sweater. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 27 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coatdress was in 1854

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“Coatdress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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