mini·​dress | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌdres \

Definition of minidress

: a short close-fitting dress

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For the night out, Bella wore a strapless, spotted black minidress with black opaque tights. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Bella Hadid Wears Naked Minidress to Host the Chrome Hearts Party," 26 Sep. 2018 With its deep-V and long sleeves, her look proved to be a more tailored, grown-up approach to the minidress. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Of Course Beyoncé’s Holiday Party Suit Involves Hot Pants," 23 Dec. 2018 The strapless minidress from Vex Clothing hugged her curves and was so shiny, the star couldn't resist getting multiple shots of the look from all angles. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner Loved Her Vex Clothing Minidress So Much, She Took Multiple Photos for the 'Gram," 8 Oct. 2018 Perhaps Meghan and Jessica chatted about the tuxedo-style minidress the Duchess wore to last night's Hamilton performance during her trip. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Reportedly Did Go to Toronto This Summer, But Not When You Thought She Did," 30 Aug. 2018 Hair aside, Bell repped a white button-down shirt, a black sequined blazer worn as a minidress, a hot-pink clutch, and dramatic winged eyeliner. Andrea Park, Allure, "Kristen Bell's Chignon Pony Is a Gorgeous Updo Idea for Short Hair," 23 July 2018 No small feat when there are mesmerizing gold foil minidresses with floor-grazing trains and dizzying mixed-media print jumpsuits at play. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This Glamorous Spin on the Glitter Cat-Eye Is a New Party Scene-Stealer," 16 Sep. 2018 Taking cues from menswear—but with a girlish slant—were French First Lady Brigitte Macron, Emily Ratajkowski, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, all of whom offset skinny jeans and minidresses with masculine blazers. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "These Celebs Nailed the Art of Airport Style This Year," 28 Nov. 2018 The more eye-catching designs— like a plunging V-neck blue and red minidress — though nothing new, are likely to continue the it-brand’s buoyant sales. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Starry Saint Laurent show in Paris sees models walk on water," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of minidress

1965, in the meaning defined above

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