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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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 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

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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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