tai·​lored | \ ˈtā-lərd How to pronounce tailored (audio) \

Definition of tailored

1 : fashioned or fitted to resemble a tailor's work
3 : having the look of one fitted by a custom tailor

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Examples of tailored in a Sentence

pants bought off the rack never fit me so I have to buy tailored ones instead

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Meanwhile, Malia opted for a chic, all-white ensemble that included a backless halter top and perfectly tailored pants. Mekita Rivas, refinery29.com, "Sasha Obama Proved That Slip Dresses & Sneakers Are The Ultimate Summer Outfit Formula," 20 June 2019 Given the multi-generational nature of the workforce, the CEOs advocated for more personally tailored benefit plans that better serve the needs of individual workers. Erika Fry, Fortune, "How to Build a Thriving Multi-Generational Workforce," 12 June 2019 Whereas Jessica is all tailored pencil skirts and no-nonsense attitude, Gina walks in looking relaxed in wide-leg jeans, a chambray shirt, and baseball hat. Bethany Hemitan, Health.com, "This is How Gina Torres Deals With Mom Guilt: 'You Want to Be All Things All the Time, and You Just Can’t Be'," 11 June 2019 Villanelle has emerged as a sort of fashion icon for her delicious tailored suits. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, "Killing Eve Is Made for Women By Women, and It Shows," 8 Apr. 2019 Last month American Eagle launched a new style in its Ne(X)t Level 360 collection, which is made from a stretch fabric that's meant to hug and conform to the body, with a tailored waistband that doesn't sag or gap. Glamour, "These American Eagle Jeans Solve This Annoying Denim Problem for Good," 7 Mar. 2019 Its high-shine zip-up jacket featured exaggerated lapels, and the semi-sporty look was given a twist with tailored trousers (no jogger pants here). Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Cardi B’s Track Suit Is Extra-Extra, Of Course," 9 Jan. 2019 ShutterstockREX/Shutterstock Kate Middleton's latest outfit this week for an engagement with William—the to-die-for Emily Wickstead plaid midi skirt and perfectly tailored Brora black button up cardigan—was perfect for the holidays. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "How Kate Middleton's Love for Plaid Grew Over a Decade," 7 Dec. 2018 For that event, the Duchess also went the suited route with a tailored tuxedo dress by Judith & Charles. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears a Chic Altuzarra Suit to the WellChild Awards with Prince Harry," 4 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of tailored

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tailored was in 1862

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