floaty

adjective
\ˈflō-tē \
floatier; floatiest

Definition of floaty 

1 : tending to float : buoyant

2 : light and billowy a floaty gown

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The gown looked a little baggy on the Duchess, but the floaty fabric, and her matching fascinator, created the perfect outfit for the summer nuptials. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Kitty Spencer Just Wore a Stunning Floral Dress to the Wedding of Princess Diana's Niece," 17 June 2018 Accompanied only by a piano and some strings, the country star wore a simple, floaty burgundy gown with cold-shoulder long sleeves and an empire waist. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Watch Carrie Underwood's Emotional AMAs Performance of "Spinning Bottles"," 9 Oct. 2018 Reformation has plenty of silken, floaty tops, while ATP Atelier’s buckle slip-ons are an instant win. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "10 Easy First-Date Looks That Say “Summer Love”," 6 Aug. 2018 His tricky, floaty movement is going to be a treat to watch pro players get a handle on. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Sonic Mania Plus review: A fine “master quest” for the gotta-go-fast crowd," 10 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of floaty

circa 1608, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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