shirt·​dress | \ ˈshərt-ˌdres How to pronounce shirtdress (audio) \

Definition of shirtdress

: a tailored dress patterned after a shirt and having buttons down the front

Examples of shirtdress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stay tuned for more updates from this special afternoon... #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica For the appearance, the Duchess of Sussex wore a navy blue collared shirtdress, which is thought to be from Aritzia. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Chose a Bright Red Pair of Everlane Flats for Her Private Visit to Victoria Yards Today," 30 Sep. 2019 To visit the Auwal Mosque in South Africa, Markle wore Staud's Millie dress, a short-sleeved, collared shirtdress made from recycled-tissue nylon (aligned with her commitment to spotlighting sustainable fashion). Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Wore a $325 Dress With Under-$100 Flats—And They’re Both Still in Stock," 24 Sep. 2019 Fashion news editor Steff Yotka never heads East without a vibrant men’s button-down, while accessories director Willow Lindley sticks to a foolproof basic: the white cotton shirtdress. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "11 Fresh Ideas for Covering Up at the Beach This Summer," 3 July 2019 Her crisp white shirtdress is, per Hello!, a custom design from Suzannah. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Makes a Surprise Appearance at Wimbledon in a Perfect Summer Dress," 2 July 2019 Although royal fans were still able to get their hands on the $118 shirtdress as Meghan first stepped out, the item has since sold out. Georgia Slater,, "Casual Chic! Meghan Markle Wore a Denim Dress from One of Her Favorite Brands at the U.S. Open," 8 Sep. 2019 Chloé interpreted it in this shirtdress, and also touched on the utility trend but in a feminine and youthful way. Max Berlinger, Los Angeles Times, "Fall Fashion Preview: The runway pieces that Southern California retailers are most excited about this season," 6 Sep. 2019 Riviera Does any piece of clothing scream summer like a white shirtdress? Erin Cunningham, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Vintage-Inspired Outfits to Wear on Vacation This Summer," 1 Aug. 2019 At the time, the royal wore a white shirtdress by Suzannah, along with an Alexander McQueen belt, a box bag, black pumps, and Ray-Ban sunglasses. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton Takes On Wimbledon in a Pink Stella McCartney Dress," 8 July 2019

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Shirtdress.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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