dress the part

idiom

: to dress the way that people in a particular role usually dress
If you want people at work to believe that you're a professional, you have to dress the part.

Examples of dress the part in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Attendees are encouraged to dress the part and sing aloud with lyrics shown on-screen. Steven Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 28 July 2023 Not everybody lives an over-the-top, salacious life, but for $500 or less anyone can dress the part. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 4 Aug. 2022 There’s nothing worse than a sunburnt face, so dress the part with a brimmed hat that shields your face from harsh rays. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Still, like so many other of our retro film obsessions, people are looking for ways to dress the part. Frances Solá-Santiago, refinery29.com, 31 Jan. 2023 Anyone could arrive at the stadium in a T-shirt and sandals, but that’s not to say spectators don’t dress the part. Mary Holland, Robb Report, 4 Sep. 2021 Since the movie is based in the '50s, Harry had to dress the part, and that means very short swim shorts, which were in style at the time. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 10 May 2021 Both Men in Kilts hosts dress the part when receiving a hammer-throwing lesson at the site of the Highland Games. Sarene Leeds, Vulture, 1 Mar. 2021 In order to make her plan work, though, Enola must transform her wild ways on the surface and dress the part as a proper lady. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, 25 Aug. 2020

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“Dress the part.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dress%20the%20part. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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