Recent Examples of preppy from the Web
By the 1970s and well into the later part of the '90s, the polo became the cornerstone of preppy chic.
The collection puts a modern spin on preppy tennis style with colorful cable knits, skorts, dresses, footwear, and lots of headbands.
The title character, preppy 20-something Tom Webb (Callum Turner, a doppelgänger for the young Richard Gere), feels ever so lonely.
Hate couture: Polo shirts and khaki pants, a look long associated with preppy get-togethers and teenage job interviews, now has a darker image as the uniform of choice for white supremacists marching through Charlottesville earlier this month.
From XXL buckles to colorful fabrics and leathers that put preppy ribbon styles to shame, there's a lot of personality packed into these babies.
The pattern has grown beyond its preppy reputation and manifested itself into wrap dresses, '90s-style bib-neck minis, and sharp pencil skirts—though, the easy, breezy, and quintessentially vibe remains a constant.
The sun room was a vision of the classic pink and green preppy combo in decor and desserts -- cookies by Joan Farrell-Mathis, macaroon trees by Sucre, Lil Bitz cake balls, and other assorted sweets from ETC!
Versace took a youthful turn this season too, reappropriating their classic '90s silk shirts and jackets, alongside baby pink color block combos and preppy jumpers.
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PREPPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of preppy for English Language Learners
: someone who dresses or acts like a student at a prep school (such as by wearing neat, somewhat formal clothing or by using particular words and phrases)
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