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

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Though not directly a royal herself, Kate Middleton's younger sister Pippa has also been spotted wearing a blue shirtdress on several occasions. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Channeled Some Other Very Chic Royals With Her Blue Shirtdress," 26 Oct. 2018 For this affair, Duchess Kate donned a cornflower blue Catherine Walker shirtdress and a matching bespoke floral band from Juliette Botterill Millinery in London. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton's Has a New Signature Look: The Hatband," 13 Jan. 2019 Others prolonged summer in fanciful takes on the LWD, like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a custom Ralph Lauren tuxedo coatdress and Katie Holmes in Tory Burch’s simple shirtdress. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Bella, Cardi, Gigi, and the Best Celebrity Street Style at New York Fashion Week," 14 Sep. 2018 Most recently, the younger Middleton wore a striped blue Polo Ralph Lauren shirtdress to Wimbledon while pregnant. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Channeled Some Other Very Chic Royals With Her Blue Shirtdress," 26 Oct. 2018 The Duchess of Sussex has appeared at her recent engagements wearing, to little surprise, impressive additions to her expanding dress collection, each one a polished update to familiar silhouettes, like the LBD or the classic shirtdress. Ana Colon, Glamour, "The Meghan Markle Guide to Fall Dresses," 18 Aug. 2018 Bella went for an off-the-shoulder white shirtdress, a Dior saddle bag, high socks, and white sneakers. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "No One Had More Fun at the US Open Than Gigi and Bella Hadid," 5 Sep. 2018 The Duchess of Sussex wore a Givenchy cape dress for her first solo engagement with the Queen, a pink Prada skirt dress while co-hosting the Queen's Young Leaders Awards, and a Givenchy shirtdress to the Royal Ascot. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Is Prince Harry Really Banning Meghan Markle from Wearing Suits?," 25 July 2018 On Wednesday, Pippa chose a blue shirtdress by Polo Ralph Lauren for a day of tennis with another pair of espadrilles. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Pippa Middleton Just Wore a Printed Maxi Dress to Wimbledon," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of shirtdress

1943, in the meaning defined above

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