sun·​dress ˈsən-ˌdres How to pronounce sundress (audio)
: a dress with an abbreviated bodice usually exposing the shoulders, arms, and back

Examples of sundress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Team it with jeans and a blouse, like the singer, or throw it over a sundress on brisk spring days. Averi Baudler, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 In the family pictures, her 4-month-old wears a blush pink sweater over a matching tutu skirt and a pink bow headband while Hilton held her in a sundress with yellow flowers. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2024 Channel the singer’s Coachella style by teaming the crossbody with a mini skirt and a baseball cap, or dress it up with a sundress and heels. Averi Baudler, Peoplemag, 17 Apr. 2024 These Reebok Lite 4 shoes are lightweight, have premium cushioning, and can be worn with either athleisure or a sundress. Rachel Trujillo, Travel + Leisure, 3 Apr. 2024 Style it with blue jeans and a plain white T-shirt to recreate the supermodel’s casual ‘fit, or throw it over a sundress with heels for a dressier outfit at night. Averi Baudler, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 An American in a sundress, strolling through Europe, barreling towards the end. Sophie Yun Mancini, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Mar. 2024 In the picture, Schreck poses in a white sundress of Neugebauer’s, a painting by Neugebauer’s aunt in the background. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2024 This pair of brown booties can be worn with sundresses, flowy skirts, and shorts. Gabrielle Porcaro, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sundress was in 1875

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“Sundress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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