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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Considering the New Orleans heat decided not to spare us this year sundresses, tanks, and mini skirts are the perfect cure for this weather. Nandi Howard, Essence, "The Best Style Moments At Essence Festival 2019," 5 July 2019 Summer is finally here—at least, unofficially—and with it comes the joy of warmer temperatures, perfect sundresses, al fresco dining, trips to the beach, and, of course, lots of rosé. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Target's Fanny Pack Wine Cooler Is the Only Accessory You Need This Summer," 31 May 2019 Over the summer, she was spotted wearing a summery, striped blue sundress from Zara at a polo match with her kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton Walks with Her New Baby in a Cozy Zara Coat," 3 Dec. 2018 Throw it over your sundresses in the evening and wear it with your white jeans for a classic New England look. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Nantucket, Massachusetts," 10 May 2019 The temperature might not be at prime open-toe-shoe season just yet, but brands have begun to stock their latest and greatest options to be worn with sundresses, pastel denim, and whatever other garment makes up your spring uniform. Glamour, "All the Absolute Best Sandals to Wear This Spring," 15 Apr. 2019 Pair them with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a pretty sundress. Kami Phillips,, "5 Chic Finds from LOFT's Amazingly Awesome Sale," 7 June 2018 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

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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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