mini·​dress | \ˈmi-nē-ˌdres \

Definition of minidress 

: a short close-fitting dress

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In her own post, a mirror selfie in the same bathroom, Woods wears a slinky, black Opening Ceremony bodycon minidress with bronze-y, glowy face makeup, a dramatic smoky eye, and what looks like the same gloss as Jenner's. Andrea Park, Allure, "Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods Teased the New Lip Gloss From Their Upcoming Makeup Collab on Instagram," 28 Aug. 2018 Heidi, meanwhile, wore a silver minidress and matching heels. Neha Prakash, Teen Vogue, ""The Hills" Is Officially Coming Back to MTV," 21 Aug. 2018 Montag, meanwhile, wore a silver minidress and matching heels. Andrea Park, Glamour, "'The Hills' Is Officially Coming Back to MTV," 20 Aug. 2018 In 1964, Barbara Hulanicki launched her now-iconic clothing line, Biba, as a mail-order business with a tiny pink gingham minidress and matching kerchief, inspired by photos of Bardot in St. Tropez. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "Gingham’s New Chic: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore," 26 July 2018 Covered in crystal shards and metallic embroidery the innovative minidress meshed with Stewart’s personal style right down to the simple black heels. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Kristen Stewart Goes Barefoot on the Cannes Red Carpet—And Wins," 14 May 2018 Spears has her own formula for red carpet appearances, never straying far from a barely there, flashy minidress. Erika Harwood, Vanities, "Jennifer Lopez Blinds Las Vegas in Her Latest Minidress," 27 Apr. 2018 Turner, who is engaged herself to Joe Jonas, wore a red blazer minidress, black over-the-knee boots and black-and-white checker crossbody bag. Lindy Segal,, "See What the Game of Thrones Cast Wore to Kit Harington and Rose Leslie's Wedding," 25 June 2018 March 10, 2018 Kardashian sported a silk minidress and pink duster for her baby shower. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Evolution of Khloé Kardashian's Baby Bump," 9 Apr. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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