\ˈflō-tē \
floatier; floatiest

Definition of floaty 

1 : tending to float : buoyant

2 : light and billowy a floaty gown

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While the gown looked slightly baggy on the Duchess, the floaty fabric, and her matching fascinator, created the perfect outfit for the summer nuptials. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Just Wore a Flawless Oscar de la Renta Wrap Dress to Princess Diana's Niece's Wedding," 17 June 2018 With an incredible train on her dress, and her long, floaty veil, Meghan's wedding gown was elegant, simple, and completely flawless. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Is Responsible for the Most Emotional Moment at the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 This year, that meant skin-baring essentials and a few floaty layers—items that would be easy to dance in, sure, but also catch whatever cool breezes might blow across Indio. Vogue, "What a Victoria’s Secret Model Wears to Coachella," 20 Apr. 2018 As London is experiencing a heatwave right now, the future royal appeared to select a dress in a light and floaty fabric, perfect for the midst of Spring. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Just Wore the Perfect Floral Self-Portrait Dress to the Invictus Games Reception," 21 Apr. 2018 Going forward, every collection of its pretty, wearable pieces — think camp-print maxi shirts and floaty floral tops — will be offered in the wider variety of sizes. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "Trina Turk partners with SeaVees for a California-brand mash-up," 30 Mar. 2018 Nearly every scene in RP1 takes place within the Oasis, and these scenes, almost without fail, are rendered in distractingly floaty CGI. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Ready Player One’s film adaptation isn’t even good enough as a kids movie," 29 Mar. 2018 Atop a frothy, floaty cream gown dripping in crystals (and custom-designed by Gucci, nbd) Lana Del Rey walked the red carpet at the 2018 Grammys wearing an actual starry halo. Alex Rees, Cosmopolitan, "Melancholy Angel Lana Del Rey Legit Wore a HALO To The Grammys," 29 Jan. 2018 Now three years in, Hamer and Heinsen are dipping their feet into the ready-to-wear world with easy cover-up pieces—a gauzy, boyish button down shirt and a long, loose floaty dress—designed exclusively for Net-A-Porter. Rachel Waldman, Vogue, "Australian Swimwear Brand Matteau Is Making Waves Stateside," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of floaty

circa 1608, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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