coat·​dress | \ ˈkōt-ˌdres \

Definition of coatdress

: a dress styled like a coat usually with a front buttoning from neckline to hemline

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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 Carole Middleton, a regular client at the label’s Chelsea atelier wore a mist green, wool coatdress with silk satin collar to attend the nuptials. Monique Jessen,, "Carole Middleton's Royal Wedding Outfit Designer Hosts Fashion Show on Streets of London," 25 May 2018 Wearing a yellow coatdress by Alexander McQueen, a hat designed by Philip Treacy ,and shoes by Jimmy Choo, the new mom, who gave birth fewer than four weeks ago, looks beautiful. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Royal Wedding Marks Kate Middleton's First Official Public Appearance After the Birth of Prince Louis," 19 May 2018 For today’s occasion, Macron exchanged her go-to uniforms—minidress and heels or tailored jacket and jeans—for an olive coatdress from her beloved Louis Vuitton. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Brigitte Macron Suits Up in Next Season’s Most Flattering Silhouette," 9 Apr. 2018 Structured, draped gowns are also big for spring, as are fresh bridal separates, which were seen on the runways at Oscar de la Renta, Viktor & Rolf and Sachin & Babi, which brought back the concept of strong bridal outerwear with its coatdress look. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bridal gown trends veer toward modesty but don’t lack drama," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of coatdress

1854, in the meaning defined above

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