form·​fit·​ting ˈfȯrm-ˌfi-tiŋ How to pronounce formfitting (audio)
: conforming to the outline of the body : fitting snugly
a formfitting sweater

Examples of formfitting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier in the night, McCarthy walked the Oscars red carpet in a formfitting red gown with pink balloon sleeves and a dramatic pink train. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024 Her formfitting orange and red column dress featured a sweetheart neckline and a sculptural neckpiece for added drama. 02 of 17 Marisa Abela Marisa Abela brought glamour to the 2024 BAFTAs red carpet in her long-sleeve turtleneck gown. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 18 Feb. 2024 Eilish picked a Thom Browne design featuring a black formfitting corset-style dress layered over a white collared shirt that reached the floor. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 15 Jan. 2024 Gomez looked glamorous in a formfitting, dark red Oscar de la Renta dress with a scalloped neckline and strappy black heels. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner channeled Mrs. Clause in a formfitting black dress with a thick band of fuzzy white trim. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 25 Dec. 2023 In the opening image of the carousel, Cabello could be seen posing on a staircase in the formfitting gown while holding up its straps around her neck with her left hand. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 Sofía Vergara sees all her contemporaries jumping on the baggy-denim bandwagon and raises them a more formfitting option from Walmart. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 23 Oct. 2023 This high-quality vest’s one-size-fits-most sizing can accommodate XS through XXL hunters thanks to a slide shoulder system that allows for a formfitting torso adjustment. Justin Park, Popular Mechanics, 25 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of formfitting was in 1897

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“Formfitting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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