sun·​dress | \ ˈsən-ˌdres How to pronounce sundress (audio) \

Definition of sundress

: a dress with an abbreviated bodice usually exposing the shoulders, arms, and back

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Audrey Gelman climbs the curling marble staircase of a stately Haussmann address in a vintage paisley sundress, the clap of her Gucci mules kicking up a thin layer of dust. Chloe Malle, Vogue, "Imperial Pink? The Wing Gears Up to Go Global," 8 Aug. 2018 As the little girl showed off her beautiful sundress, the pregnant Duchess looked elated to be greeted by such a cute well-wisher. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Just Met the Sweetest Little Girl on the Final Day of the Royal Tour," 31 Oct. 2018 Always ready with a great look, Gomez stepped out yesterday in Orange County wearing a floral sundress from Urban Outfitters that hit all the right notes. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Selena Gomez Finds Fall’s Perfect Sundress—And It’s Only $69," 25 Sep. 2018 Their high-quality fabrics and sundress-like cuts allow for a seamless night-to-day transitions. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "The Case for Wearing Nightgowns All Day," 2 Aug. 2018 Like pearls and shift sundresses, the French house's iconic silk scarves are a wardrobe staple for a certain stereotype within the state. Sarah Bray, Town & Country, "Hermès' Newest Scarf Benefits Philip Johnson's Glass House," 8 May 2017 There's nothing more effortlessly stylish than throwing on a straw hat and sundress in the summer. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jacquemus Debuts A Dress Made Entirely Of Straw Hats For $3,050," 14 June 2017 Not officially ready to put away your shorts and sundresses? Maura Kutner, Seventeen, "Fall Beauty Trend to Jump On: Matte Nail Polish!," 10 Sep. 2013 All items are 20 percent off in-stores and online; plus, there are additional offers like buy one, get one 50 percent off denim and 25 percent off select sundresses. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "80+ Labor Day Sales That Are Definitely Worth Shopping This Year," 28 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of sundress

1875, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sundress

: a dress that is worn in warm weather and that does not cover the arms, shoulders, or neck

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