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 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 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

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First Known Use of coatdress

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Coatdress.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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