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

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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 Kate stunned in a rewear: bright red Carolina Herrera coatdress and L.K. Bennett lace-up boots (on sale now!). Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Wore Some of Her Most Beloved Clothing Items In Northern Ireland," 27 Feb. 2019 Finally, in one of the chicest spins on theatrical style, Claire Foy paired a simple black coatdress by Christopher Kane with some equally plain pumps: Regal is as regal does, always. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of December 3, 2018," 3 Dec. 2018 Unlike her previous look, however, this latest coatdress is — actually — a coat, not a dress. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle Wears Nonie Pink Trench Coat Dress to Nelson Mandela Exhibit," 18 July 2018 She’s worn everything from a mod-style little black coatdress to a purple and blue double-breasted suit with a sheer tulle dress as a top, layered under her jacket yet over her pants. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Millie Bobby Brown and Letitia Wright Cover “W” Magazine’s Fall Issue," 23 July 2018 Getty Images The Duchess of Sussex's coatdress, however, does seem like something her sister-in-law would wear herself. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's 2018 Royal Ascot Dress Is So Different From Kate Middleton's in 2016," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of coatdress

1854, in the meaning defined above

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