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 Dôen has perfected the art of the summer sundress, from A-line apron dresses to off-the-shoulder maxis. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 July 2022 Simple tank dresses and sundress silhouettes are ideal for an elevated brunch or bridal shower, when made from matte-like sequin fabrics, in wispy, subtle prints. Kristina Rutkowski, Vogue, 8 June 2022 This week, the actress was seen beaming in a patterned yellow sundress in Rome. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 July 2022 Susie Novak, an Oakland, Calif., interior designer, finds shuffling in and out of a long bench in a sundress vexing. Nina Molina, WSJ, 7 July 2022 While most minimalist wardrobe pieces should be simple to promote versatility, a statement summer sundress is also key for everything from graduations to weddings and other outdoor gatherings. Olivia O'bryon, Forbes, 3 July 2022 As shown by Zaya Wade, a sundress is always a good idea. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 29 June 2022 Think revitalizing hair masks after days in the sweltering sun, hydrating facial mists, and colorful nail polishes to match your new sundress. Ana Escalante, Glamour, 30 June 2022 Mediterranean getaways aren't complete without a swimsuit (or sundress) from Agua Bendita. Laura Galvan, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sundress

1875, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jul 2022

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“Sundress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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