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 this and a couple other roomy shirtdresses to be comfortable and look totally gorgeous all at the same time. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Sustainable Shirtdress from Staud Is Finally Available," 4 Feb. 2020 Within fashion, he was greatly praised for streamlined creations that ranged from shirtdresses to sweaters all the way to ornate beaded caftans. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Halston’s Life Is Being Transformed Into a Miniseries Starring Ewan McGregor," 4 Jan. 2019 Purchased at a fish market, it had been scanned, digitized and then transformed into an image splashed atop silk shirtdresses and slouchy pantsuits. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "It’s the End of the World as We Know It," 2 Mar. 2020 Similarly, Khaite’s Catherine Holstein suggested wearing your go-to white shirtdress with black tights and slingbacks, while Chanel’s Virginie Viard layered hers with a tangle of ultra-long chains and pearls. Emily Farra, Vogue, "14 Holiday Style Ideas Fresh From the Pre-Fall 2020 Collections," 21 Dec. 2019 For their outing, Paltrow wore a long red and blue Gucci shirtdress paired with white sneakers and sunglasses. Helen Murphy,, "Gwyneth Paltrow Celebrates Her 47th Birthday with Brad Falchuk Ahead of Their Wedding Anniversary," 28 Sep. 2019 The Game of Thrones actress wore a bright pink sleeveless shirtdress that matched her rosy hair. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Maisie Williams Matches Her Dress with Her Bright Pink Hair at Wimbledon," 8 July 2019 Don't discount the holiday party outfit potential of a shirtdress: A printed style with a flared-out skirt makes for a dramatic look. Whitney Perry, Glamour, "6 Perfect Holiday Party Dress Ideas to Copy Through New Year’s," 6 Nov. 2019 For the occasion, the Duchess of Sussex wore a cream headscarf with a Staud olive maxi shirtdress that was belted at the waist. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears a Maxi Dress and Headscarf to Visit South Africa's Oldest Mosque," 24 Sep. 2019

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Shirtdress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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