sun·dress | \ˈsən-ˌdres \

Definition of sundress 

: a dress with an abbreviated bodice usually exposing the shoulders, arms, and back

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The mom-to-be opted for a white eyelet sundress by British brand Anna Mason, featuring an A-line silhouette and ruffled sleeves. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pregnant Pippa Middleton Wears the Prettiest White Sundress to Wimbledon," 5 July 2018 That Houdini trick didn’t save her from ending up in jail, where she was sadly left shoeless, wearing just a sundress., "Luann Told The Entire Side Of Her Arrest Story On RHONY," 21 June 2018 The color will enliven just about any pair of jeans, but to really take advantage of the concept of summertime boots, try wearing them with a white sundress. Indya Brown, The Cut, "These Fuchsia Boots Would Look Great With a Little White Sundress," 14 June 2018 Recalling a young Jennifer Grey in the 1987 classic, Dirty Dancing, Hadid's effortless curls, lit from within glow, and breezy white sundress had all the makings of an easy summer look. Upping the warm weather aesthetic? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Bella Hadid, Is That You? The Supermodel Debuts a Fresh New Look at Cannes," 10 May 2018 Fresh from wearing the prettiest white eyelet dress by Anna Mason, to watch the tennis at Wimbledon, Middleton has now been spotted wearing a gorgeous yellow sundress. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pregnant Pippa Middleton Just Paired a Summery Yellow Dress with Sparkly Sneakers," 7 July 2018 Sadie Stonehouse told CTV News that while the sundress goes down to her daughter Lola's ankles, officials said the shoulder straps were not wide enough. Joy Johnston, ajc, "Preschool says 3-year-old's sundress inappropriate," 28 May 2018 Call it the Goldilocks effect, neither too much or too little of anything is good, but light clothes (in fabric and in color) help—all the better to break out a crisp white summer sundress—as do repellants. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "Here’s Why You Are a Mosquito Magnet," 5 July 2018 Queen Bey sported a gorgeous orange sundress, and Jay-Z rocked the 1920s millionaire look with a thin-striped polo and rolled up trousers. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Beyonce Shares Nautical-Themed Photos From Fun Family Weekend," 2 July 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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