modiste

noun
mo·diste | \mō-ˈdēst \

Definition of modiste 

: one who makes and sells fashionable dresses and hats for women

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Annis is a glamour modiste, or dressmaker who can enchant a garment’s color, style, and fabric. Katie Ward Beim-esche, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Murder, Magic, and What We Wore' is the Diet Sprite of Regency romps," 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of modiste

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for modiste

French, from mode style, mode

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