mini·dress | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌdres \

Definition of minidress 

: a short close-fitting dress

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Jenner really outdid herself in this sheer Alexandre Vauthier minidress, featuring gauzy, glittery fabric draped over her supermodel figure. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Wins with the Most Naked Dress at Cannes," 11 May 2018 One-shoulder gowns with big exaggerated shoulder bows, bustier and tiered ruffle minidresses, and sweeping pleated gowns completed the trip down memory lane that was a classier street on this outing. Roxanne Robinson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Alexandre Vauthier Shows "Super Parisian" Couture Collection," 3 July 2018 The other piece de resistance was a completely plumed black feather minidress that looked like a ball of exploding quills. Roxanne Robinson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Alexandre Vauthier Shows "Super Parisian" Couture Collection," 3 July 2018 Battery Park was filled with perspiring but excited tourists trying to beat the heat with short shorts, minidresses, and bucket hats, some embroidered with the American flag. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Fourth of July, Let’s Remember the Symbolism of Freedom Behind Lady Liberty’s Green Robe," 4 July 2018 Mandy Moore Moore wore a tight, metallic minidress by Alberto Ferretti. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "The most outrageous red-carpet looks from the MTV Movie & TV Awards," 17 June 2018 By the time Rihanna, another co-host, made her entrance in a Pope-tastic bejeweled white Maison Margiela minidress with overskirt and miter, and the internet broke, there was really nothing to say but: oh my God. New York Times, "On the Met Gala Red Carpet, Playing It Unsafe," 8 May 2018 At the Met, Reinhart wore a silver H&M minidress with a sweeping train. Jillian Ruffo,, "Lili Reinhart Steps Out of Her Fashion 'Comfort Zone' in Floral Dress at the 2018 CFDA Awards," 4 June 2018 Luckily, there are plenty of equally cute, far more affordable floral minidresses online right now. Indya Brown, The Cut, "How to Get the Beyoncé Dress Everyone Is Talking About," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of minidress

1965, in the meaning defined above

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