dress shirt


Definition of dress shirt

: a man's shirt especially for wear with evening dress broadly : a shirt suitable for wear with a necktie

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See the sea of navy suits anchored by light blue dress shirts in every office in America, or the dark blue polo shirts over washed blue jeans in every bar. GQ, "How to Wear Blue the Right Way, Right Now," 1 Mar. 2018 Lay the dress shirt facedown on a completely flat surface, sleeves spread all the way out to the sides. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Here's How to Fold a Dress Shirt, Because Sometimes You Have To," 11 Feb. 2019 The checklist also covers how to fold just about everything, from dress shirts to socks. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "What Is the KonMari Method? Here's How to Declutter the Marie Kondo Way," 11 Jan. 2019 Throw on boyfriend jeans, a white dress shirt, and an oversized denim jacket to create the cool-girl's version of a two-piece suit. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Instagram-Worthy Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans," 8 Jan. 2019 At the European premiere of the movie last week Jordan wore an all-black look pulled from Raf Simons's white-hot Calvin Klein: a black dress shirt, wool pants, and satin tie topped off with a cashmere double-breasted overcoat. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Michael B. Jordan Is a Man of Many Coats," 13 Feb. 2018 Her aging great uncle, a former Pullman porter, insisted on his dignity, wearing suspenders, dress shirts and a fedora even when mowing the lawn. Kay S. Hymowitz, WSJ, "‘Becoming’ Review: The Sound of Striving," 12 Nov. 2018 Either choice would look effortlessly right with one of the fancy white dress shirts that flitted through the collections. Lisa Armstrong, Harper's BAZAAR, "Fashion Resolutions for 2015," 27 Nov. 2014 Julia Orayen emerged onstage in a tight white dress with a plunging neckline that revealed lots of cleavage, in sharp contrast to the button-up dress shirt and black suit donned by the lone female contender for the presidency, Josefina Vazquez. Fox News, "Mexico City bans use of attractive models during city events," 19 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of dress shirt

1849, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dress shirt

US : a man's shirt that is usually worn with a necktie
: a man's formal white shirt that is worn with a bow tie

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