shirt·​dress | \ ˈshərt-ˌdres \

Definition of shirtdress

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

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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 From the Duchess of Cambridge's all-white Alexander McQueen ensemble to pregnant Pippa Middleton's pale blue shirtdress, the christening has been a delightful display of regal fashion. Temi Adebowale, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Just Had Her First Royal Glove Moment at Prince Louis's Christening," 9 July 2018 Pippa, who is expecting her first child with husband James Matthews, looked perfectly summery for the day, wearing a blue striped linen shirtdress by Polo Ralph Lauren with a pair of Penelope Chilvers espadrilles. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Pippa Middleton Just Wore the Perfect Summer Shirtdress to Wimbledon," 11 July 2018

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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