shirt·​dress ˈshərt-ˌdres How to pronounce shirtdress (audio)
: a tailored dress patterned after a shirt and having buttons down the front

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Valentino shorts, $2,200, top, $1,300, and shirtdress, $11,500, select Valentino boutiques. Annie Lai, WSJ, 28 May 2023 There's nothing more classic than a striped shirtdress. Sophie Dweck,, 11 May 2023 On Tuesday, during a visit to Baby Basics, an organization that provides clothing, food, and other necessities to children in need, Kate Middleton was spotted wearing a white silk shirtdress courtesy of Suzannah, Tabitha Simmons Dela heels, and a face mask. Eliza Huber,, 7 Aug. 2020 Without the classic masculine accessory, Chastain is wearing a simple black halter shirtdress. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 15 June 2022 Look to classic styles like the Adidas Gazelle or Mango’s off-white leather sneakers to wear with other everyday essentials like a tailored trouser or a crisp shirtdress. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 27 Jan. 2023 Incandescent thigh-high boots paired with a gold shirtdress, both by Balenciaga. André-naquian Wheeler, Vogue, 23 Nov. 2022 Prior to that, the Hustlers actress was honeymooning with her beau, Ben Affleck, in Paris, where she was spotted turning heads in a number of classy and elegant ensembles—including a romantic sundress by Reformation and a breezy, vibrant Alexander McQueen shirtdress. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 4 Aug. 2022 Our Cameron shirtdress is my go-to. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 26 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shirtdress was in 1935

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“Shirtdress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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