tailored

adjective
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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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 The bedazzled, baby-blue jumpsuit featured a plunging V-neck, an open back, and perfectly tailored pants that just skimmed the tops of her strappy heels. Andrea Park, Allure, "Issa Rae's 2018 Emmys Jumpsuit Is Embroidered With 3,000 Crystals," 17 Sep. 2018 Musicians, cooks, and wait- staff were dressed in tailored Moroccan garb designed by Saint Laurent. Marian Mcevoy, ELLE Decor, "An Intimate Look Inside Yves Saint Laurent’s Private Marrakech Home," 2 Aug. 2018 Queen Letizia’s two-piece ensemble featured a tailored waistcoat with a high lapel. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Letizia of Spain Suits Up for a Military Ceremony," 18 July 2018 Sharp edges are in for spring, so try adopting a more tailored look. Rebecca Deczynski, Woman's Day, "The 3 Biggest, Most Wearable Trends for Spring 2014," 10 Sep. 2013 The professionals in tailored shirts and ties crossed paths in the halls with revelers in bright red Alexander Ovechkin shirts. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "No Phones, No Exits: The AT&T Judge Wanted Folks to Hear His Verdict," 12 June 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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