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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Recent Examples on the Web Inspired by Vogue’s September issue theme of hope, the results included a billowing shirtdress and a wet-looking jersey number adorned with fresh flowers from Galliano’s garden. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The Year in Fashion: The 29 Moments We’ll Remember Most From 2020," 28 Dec. 2020 The loose silhouette and ruffled collar of her crimson shirtdress would have been appropriate at any seasonal fête, but Beckham wore the look to pop into her Mayfair store and add a little zest to her workday. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham’s Holiday Shoe Isn’t What You’d Expect," 7 Dec. 2020 Be sure to snag this tie-dye hoodie sweatshirt and matching joggers for just $53.80 each, these fluffy criss-cross slippers on sale for only $24, and this flannel shirtdress for only $65. Kami Phillips,, "Madewell Put Practically Everything on Sale for Cyber Monday — Up to 50% Off," 30 Nov. 2020 Her dark green Brandon Maxwell shirtdress conveyed poise and capability. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "What Will Jill Biden Wear in the White House?," 11 Nov. 2020 Trump accompanied her husband to Nashville for the last presidential debate of the 2020 election, dressed in a sleeveless black Dior shirtdress and her usual towering heels. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Melania Trump announces White House Halloween with face masks required for all over age 2," 23 Oct. 2020 The pieces include a button-down shirt featuring Ganni’s signature oversized Peter Pan collar, as well as a pair of jeans, and a shirtdress. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "“Worn by Many but Owned by None”: Ganni and Levi’s Launch a Rental Denim Collaboration," 10 Aug. 2020 Kate chose a stylish blue shirtdress from Beulah, one of her favorite labels, while Will went for a smart gray blazer, blue shirt, and navy tie. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Attend Afternoon Tea to Celebrate the NHS's 72nd Birthday," 6 July 2020 For instance, this sweet shirtdress is 67 percent off and these flattering jeans are over $100 off right now. Christie Calucchia, Southern Living, "Lilly Pulitzer Just Discounted Over 700 Items for Its Huge Summer Sale," 29 June 2020

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First Known Use of shirtdress

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Shirtdress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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