minidress

noun
mini·​dress | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌdres How to pronounce minidress (audio) \

Definition of minidress

: a short close-fitting dress

Examples of minidress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the show wrapped, and fans rushed the stage once more, RHOC star Tamra Judge leaped off the stage and crowd-surfed in a sparkly minidress. Tracie Egan Morrissey, EW.com, "New NY Housewives announced, plus more highlights from biggest-ever Watch What Happens Live," 17 Nov. 2019 The costumes for Warren, by Mark Thompson, particularly the sparkly minidresses with the rows of fringe in which Tina swivels and shakes, are divine. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "As rock-star portrayals go, it doesn’t get any better than Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner," 8 Nov. 2019 This patent-leather minidress with high pockets was one of my favorite runway looks from my debut collection at Paco Rabanne in 2014. Lindsay Talbot, New York Times, "The Designer Updating Space-Age Cool for Today," 9 Oct. 2019 The high-necked ivory silk minidress that Tate for the occasion sold at auction for $56,000 in 2018. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Real Sharon Tate Was So Much More Than Her Tragic Death," 28 July 2019 At January’s Golden Globes, Elisabeth Moss donned a navy Christian Dior Haute Couture minidress that resembled a tuxedo twisted into a strapless number. Los Angeles Times, "Expect gold on Emmys red carpet as St. Jude pins help raise childhood cancer awareness," 19 Sep. 2019 Her sister, Gigi Hadid, was barefoot, in a pastel blue minidress and round hat that resembled a 1960s airline hostess. chicagotribune.com, "New York Fashion Week Spring 2020: The best looks," 13 Sep. 2019 Jonas opted for a modern take on a flapper minidress with feathery accents and silver heels. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "The J Sisters Skipped the Red Carpet at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards—But They Still Dressed Up," 27 Aug. 2019 An array of bright, punchy colors were interspersed throughout, as seen in a fuchsia jacket and minidress as well as an orange skirt suit. Sylvia & Julia Haghjoo, Harper's BAZAAR, "Exclusive: Chanel Haute Couture's Show in Photos," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of minidress

1965, in the meaning defined above

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27 Nov 2019

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“Minidress.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minidress. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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