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 For the campaign, Osaka wears a minidress dress with asymmetrical front pleats in a graffiti print with cerulean sleeves and a ruched strip of sunshine-yellow fabric across one arm. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Naomi Osaka Is Named Louis Vuitton's Brand Ambassador," 11 Jan. 2021 The outfits paid homage to Beckham's time as a Spice Girl, when her signature ensemble was a black minidress and stiletto heels. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Victoria Beckham and Daughter Harper Channel Their Inner Posh Spice," 26 Aug. 2020 At the time, Rihanna paired the hairstyle with a silver minidress, a black choker, and oxblood-hued nails and lips. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna Is Really Determined to Make the Mullet Happen," 19 Nov. 2020 Dressed in a glittering blue minidress and matching booties, Lipa immediately brought the bouncy energy that the number requires. Gab Ginsberg, Billboard, "Dua Lipa Catches Some Air During ‘Levitating’ Performance at 2020 AMAs: Watch," 22 Nov. 2020 Showing off a velvet, ruched dusty rose-hued minidress, Lovato had her hair pulled back and accessorized with Amina Muaddi stiletto heels and gold hoop earrings. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich Share a Chic Date Night Photo," 3 Aug. 2020 During an interview in Seoul livestreamed to Good Morning America on Wednesday, the pop star wore an asymmetrical bouclé minidress with puffed sleeves and a vibrant floral pattern. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "This Week, the Best-Dressed Celebrities Went for Fashion With Maximum Impact," 26 Oct. 2020 Dressed for the weather, Turner sported a white babydoll minidress, featuring balloon sleeves and delicate ruffling. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner's Babydoll Minidress Is Perfect for Summer," 13 July 2020 For spring 2021, David Moses, their onetime intern and current vintage dealer, was on the catwalk in a minidress. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "“Imagine the Front Row and the Runway Merging”—How Eckhaus Latta Cast the Show of the Season in New York," 22 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of minidress

1965, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jan 2021

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“Minidress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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