lounge suit


chiefly British

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Zero + Maria Cornejo makes a French terry take on the lounge suit, while Maisie Willen and Nina Ricci both offer soft, jolly separates that render terry cloth almost tailored. Sadie Stein, WSJ, 7 May 2021 The dress code, albeit not as strict as yesteryear, is still formal: men wear morning dress or lounge suits, and women wear dresses with fascinators. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 29 May 2019 The full morning coat, with all its various components, is traditionally what British men wear to weddings, so perhaps the lounge suit was an addition for Meghan and Harry's American guests who might have been unfamiliar with the custom. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 12 Sep. 2018 Back in May, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex requested that women attend their nuptials in day dresses and hats, while the men were given the more flexible option of either uniforms, morning coats, or lounge suits. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, 14 Sep. 2018 At Harry and Meghan's nuptials earlier this year, the royal couple asked women to wear day dresses and hats and the men to wear uniforms, morning coats, or lounge suits. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 12 Sep. 2018 In contrast, Meghan and Harry’s invitation welcomed men to wear military uniforms, morning coats, or lounge suits, Town & Country reports. Janine Puhak, Fox News, 16 Sep. 2018 Disappointingly, lounge suits are neither sweat suits nor track suits. Jessica Pan, The Cut, 17 May 2018 All guests must adhere to a strict dress code: Gentleman are expect to wear morning dress or lounge suits, while women don day dresses, typically accessorized with hats or fascinators. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, 31 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lounge suit was in 1901

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“Lounge suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lounge%20suit. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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