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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On Thursday, Gargiulo sat in court in a lavender dress shirt and slacks with eight sheriff’s deputies standing behind him. chicagotribune.com, "Michael Gargiulo, who faces charges in 1993 stabbing death of a Glenview teen, found guilty in 2 California slayings," 15 Aug. 2019 Nick, of course, early on removed the jacket of his bright orange suit, revealing a sleeveless dress shirt underneath. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "Review/Photos: Reunited Jonas Brothers worth the wait on opening night in Miami," 8 Aug. 2019 Dante, looking relaxed after a month and a half traveling in Southeast Asia with friends, was dressed in black slacks and an untucked blue button down dress shirt. Jeffery C. Mays, New York Times, "Can Dante de Blasio Save His Father’s Presidential Campaign?," 12 July 2019 Alas, Linda made baby tees until the late ’90s, while shrinking other fashion items, including the 1970s leisure suit, cardigans, and even men’s dress shirts. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Meet the Designer Who Made the Baby T-Shirt Popular in the 1990s, and Brought It Back All Over Again," 11 July 2019 My father, who grew up poor, always had to wear his cousin’s hand-me-down white dress shirts. Lou Weiss, WSJ, "How Used Clothes Got to Be ‘Vintage’," 19 Sep. 2018 Senghor, who wore a yellow dress shirt to court, sighed heavily in relief after hearing the verdict. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Bissap Baobab chef receives probation, no prison term, in immigration case," 22 Aug. 2019 There’s also a thirty-something wearing khakis and a white dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Michael Colborne, The New Republic, "Friday Night Fights With Ukraine’s Far Right," 9 July 2019 For a classic look that will impress your boss and your date go with a crisp white dress shirt anchored by a tie, socks, and shoes in strong shades of black or brown. Liza Corsillo, GQ, "This Navy Suit Could Be the Sexiest Thing You Own," 11 Apr. 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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