coat·​dress | \ ˈkōt-ˌdres How to pronounce coatdress (audio) \

Definition of coatdress

: 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 In her coatdress, Dr. Biden looked comfortable and pulled together. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Jill Biden Is Not Melania Trump," 19 Aug. 2020 Samir HusseinGetty Images This morning in East Anglia, Kate Middleton rewore her gorgeous Oscar de la Renta coatdress for a particularly important cause. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Revisits One of Her First Royal Patronages In a Beloved Oscar de la Renta Dress," 15 Nov. 2019 This year’s coatdresses go perfectly with a pair of knee-high boots. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Every Fashion Girl Is Wearing Knee-High Boots Right Now," 3 Dec. 2019 Here are a beige coatdress of beige bouclé wool, plus a fitted day suit worn by Jackie Kennedy; both have thick roll collars that would become a Cardin signature. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Back to the Future With Pierre Cardin’s Space-Age Fashion," 22 Aug. 2019 The Duchess wore a red, double-breasted coatdress and matching hat. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Recycles a Red Catherine Walker Coatdress to Celebrate Commonwealth Day," 11 Mar. 2019 For the walkabout, Kate wore a red Carolina Herrera coatdress and ankle boots from LK Bennett—a sharp look that fits well within Kate's usual fashion vocabulary. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Gets Sporty in a Barbour Jacket, Ralph Lauren Sweater, and Sneakers," 27 Feb. 2019 Others prolonged summer in fanciful takes on the LWD, like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a custom Ralph Lauren tuxedo coatdress and Katie Holmes in Tory Burch’s simple shirtdress. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Bella, Cardi, Gigi, and the Best Celebrity Street Style at New York Fashion Week," 14 Sep. 2018 The signature Loverboy tartan suits and a coatdress on a girl were fitted, spick-and-span. Vogue, "The Top 12 Collections of the Fall 2019 Menswear Season," 23 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of coatdress

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Coatdress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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