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

Examples of sundress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The entire look is equal parts edgy and delicate, and makes a strong case for going single-process platinum, leaning into the summer heat with a wet style — and every once in a while, trading your gauzy sundress for an ever-chic LBD. Megan Decker,, 8 June 2021 From running errands to brunch dates, happy hour cocktails to resort wear, the sundress is here to answer your fashion prayers. Samantha Costantino, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Made from 100% cotton poplin, this cute ice blue midi sundress has handy adjustable shoulder straps and scallop edging on the square neckline and hem. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Have fun with a matching cover-up or sundress from the brand. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2021 In the video—which has been viewed nearly 65,000 times—the young woman layers a denim jacket over a shin-length sundress, accessorized granny-style with a bucket hat and sandals over socks. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 19 Apr. 2021 This sundress has a nice V-neck design and a tie on the side to mimic a traditional wrap. Sanah Faroke, Southern Living, 5 Mar. 2021 Wear them with a breezy sundress, or try out Instagram’s newest layering trend and wrap the straps over a pair of fitted jeans. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 Your favorite sundress should be affordable, stylish, and comfortable—and this strappy floral dress meets all three criteria. Sanah Faroke, Southern Living, 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of sundress

1875, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2021

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“Sundress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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