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

Definition of minidress

: a short close-fitting dress

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Jenner accessorized her sparkly minidress with a bright yellow Gelareh Mizrahi purse, per Instagram user @kyliejennercloset. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner's Second Coachella Look Is See-Through, Sparkly, & So Tight," 14 Apr. 2019 One of my favorite outfits of hers is this distressed cropped denim jacket with a sweetheart-neckline minidress. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "These Coachella Outfit Ideas Are So Good, You'll Be Watching the Likes Roll In," 7 Mar. 2019 There’s a way to embrace the trend (and pink, and florals, and even minidresses) without making ourselves look young and weak—but there’s also a lot to be said for ditching all of it for a chic-as-hell pantsuit. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Now More Than Ever, We Should Be Dressing Like Grown Women—Not “Sexy Babies”," 2 Aug. 2018 Backstage, models stood waiting to walk the runway inside the Gucci Hub space wearing their various face coverings, sculptural gold jewelry, baggy suits, and bright minidresses. Corey Tenold, Vogue, "Corey Tenold’s Best Backstage Photos From Milan Fashion Week Fall 2019," 20 Feb. 2019 Shop the look: Marc Fisher Pagie Over the Knee Boot, $149.99 $89.98, DSW Knee-high and over-the-knee boots are a great footwear style to help transition your minidresses and skirts into the colder months. Avery Matera, Glamour, "17 Ways to Wear Thigh-High Boots This Winter," 11 Jan. 2019 After wearing a tuxedo minidress to see Hamilton last week, the Duchess of Sussex showed up to the Wellchild Awards on Tuesday in a black pantsuit set from Altuzarra and a black Deitas blouse. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Wore a Sleek Black Altuzarra Suit for the WellChild Awards," 4 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of minidress

1965, in the meaning defined above

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