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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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 Speaking of scarlet, Gal Gadot looked wondrous in Gabriela Hearst’s sleek coatdress. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of January 15, 2018," 15 Jan. 2018 Melania Trump delivered her first speech as First Lady at the United Nations earlier today and wore a fuchsia coatdress from Spanish fashion house Delpozo. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Melania Trump Wears Delpozo to Address the United Nations," 20 Sep. 2017 The fit-and-flare coatdress silhouette is a Trump signature; the First Lady has worn versions from Alice Roi and The Row. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "The Melania Effect Heads East: Queen Rania of Jordan Put a Fashion-Forward Twist on the First Lady's Signature Style," 11 Aug. 2017

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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