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 Meghan wore a Carolina Herrera poppy print tie waist shirtdress that costs $1,690 while filming the video message. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 9 May 2021 And there are two jacquards, a pink panel dress, also from spring 2019, and a rainbow shirtdress from spring 2020, a collection that celebrated Cohen’s Mexican heritage and California upbringing. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Oct. 2021 There’s also a colorless tunic, a classic button-down, and a shirtdress—and, unexpectedly, a pair of wide-leg, tie-waist pants. Emily Farra, Vogue, 7 Sep. 2021 All one needed was a dab of Halston fragrance on her neck, an ultrasuede shirtdress, and an in at Studio 54. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 14 May 2021 On its own, the ME+EM shirtdress is appealing, tea-length, and easy to wear, with or without its matching belt. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 27 May 2021 While her Garrett Leigh sunglasses and black mask kept the star incognito, Lawrence’s emerald HVN shirtdress was impossible to ignore. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2021 One of those florals (exploded and multiplied via computer) carried over to the accessible look, a button-front muslin shirtdress printed with the pattern and then overdyed olive drab. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 16 July 2021 There’s a white lace dress with rib-cage cutouts that goes perfectly from day to night, and another blouse-y shirtdress in a leafy graphic print that’s practically made for Miami Art Basel. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 16 May 2021

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First Known Use of shirtdress

1935, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jan 2022

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“Shirtdress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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