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 The actress was photographed out and about in Beverly Hills wearing a Versace abstract striped cardigan sweater with a white oversized shirtdress, creating a preppy, cinched silhouette. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, "Megan Fox Is a Beverly Hills Prep Dream in Full Versace," 7 Apr. 2021 There’s enough fabric to make five slouchy wool suits in orange checks, for instance, while whoever snags the Cydney, a voluminous shirtdress in forest green brocade, will be the only person to own it. Roxanne Fequiere, Vogue, "The Designer Crafting ’40s-Inspired Clothes from High-End Castoffs," 15 Jan. 2021 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

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Shirtdress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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