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
Recent Examples on the Web Many of the most memorable images feature dapper men in tailored suits or women in colorful shift dresses and retro bathing suits. Liam Hess, Vogue, "In London, Photographer James Barnor’s Virtuosic Portraits Find a New Audience," 22 Apr. 2021 Though Nonoo might be best known for her Husband Shirt (a slightly oversized, crisp button down), her collections are full of tailored and timeless separates that reflect her personal, restrained aesthetic. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "What Misha Nonoo Wears to Work," 29 Mar. 2021 Both looks were styled with leather belts that cinched the waist for a more tailored look, as well as strappy sandals — additions that seem to confirm that the suits are meant to be worn off the slopes, too. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "The Snowsuit Trend Just Got Chanel’s Stamp Of Approval," 10 Mar. 2021 These days, psychedelics are attracting a more conventional breed of capitalists, who ditch the turquoise necklaces and fringed leather jackets for tailored suits and form-fitting, Tech Guy–issue black T-shirts. John Semley, The New Republic, "The Outlaw Chemists Who Deserve a Cut of the Psychedelic Gold Rush," 8 Mar. 2021 Melania opted for a tailored tux paired with her signature stilettos. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "President Trump, Melania Trump don matching tuxedos in final Christmas portrait: See the photo," 19 Dec. 2020 The hope is that these more tailored restrictions will help slow the spread of the virus without having to resort to more draconian measures. Amina Khan Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus Today: Building vaccine trust," 30 Nov. 2020 The fall ‘20 collection, introduced on Wednesday, includes an opulent array of gowns and tailored suits, all of which were made using scraps of waste biomass, as well as fabrics designed from natural fibers like wood pulp and wine by-product. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "H&M’s New Sustainable Collection Includes Boots That Can Turn Into Mules," 18 Nov. 2020 Some of the clothes have a tailored nattiness that would fit the nineteen-twenties, yet the soundtrack jangles with Europop from the seventies and eighties, and the televisions are of a similar vintage. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“Martin Eden” Lurches with Salty, Oceanic Appetites," 16 Oct. 2020

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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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3 May 2021

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“Tailored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailored. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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