form·​fit·​ting | \ ˈfȯrm-ˌfi-tiŋ How to pronounce formfitting (audio) \

Definition of formfitting

: conforming to the outline of the body : fitting snugly a formfitting sweater

Examples of formfitting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heidi, who sat in the front row of the show, wore a formfitting sleeveless black jumpsuit with sweetheart neckline and an impressive number of embellishments. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 11 July 2022 The whole bodice of Cora’s everyday dress, a formfitting, double-breasted, uniformlike garment with clean lines and side buttons, was in the 1880s, whereas its bell sleeves resembled the 1850s. Tomris Laffly, Vulture, 25 May 2021 Shiv Roy in yet another formfitting turtleneck … typical! Carrie Wittmer, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021 Two zippered pockets easily fit phones yet all but disappear when empty, and the 3.5-inch liner shorts are soft and formfitting but not compressive. Emma Athena, Outside Online, 2 May 2021 Two glorious photos, one featuring her semi–doubled over in a black half-sleeve faux-fur jacket over a formfitting black sequin dress. Carey O'donnell, Vulture, 12 Mar. 2021 For mild and warm conditions, your shirt should have a relaxed fit to maximize airflow; for cooler seasons, a more formfitting silhouette is acceptable. Andrew Skurka, Outside Online, 21 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of formfitting

1897, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jul 2022

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“Formfitting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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