tai·​lor·​ing | \ ˈtā-lə-riŋ How to pronounce tailoring (audio) \

Definition of tailoring

1a : the business or occupation of a tailor
b : the work or workmanship of a tailor
2 : the making or adapting of something to suit a particular purpose

Examples of tailoring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The third pile should be items that require repairs — anything that needs tailoring, is missing a button or has a snag. Cameron Silver, New York Times, "How to Organize Your Closet," 30 May 2020 Like mega-suits, these elongated outfits modernized traditional tailoring. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Best—and Weirdest—Men’s Trends From the Fall Shows," 24 Jan. 2020 Clearly a fashion fan himself, Hawke has accompanied his mother to Prada shows in New York sporting very dapper bespoke tailoring by the Italian house. Liam Hess, Vogue, "Uma Thurman and Her Son Stole the Show at Dior Couture in Paris," 20 Jan. 2020 Prior to the pandemic, the sewers did all the tailoring and uniform repairs in the jail. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend County jail inmates sew face masks for fellow inmates," 9 Apr. 2020 Throughout the fashion world, men’s tailoring is anything but stuffy or staid these days, despite its sometimes conservative reputation. Kristin-lee Moolman, New York Times, "Spring Fashion: Classic Tailoring Goes Off-Road," 27 Feb. 2020 According to the brand, the idea behind these pieces was to convey the gestures of tailoring. Kristen Bateman, Teen Vogue, "Maison Margiela’s PFW 2020 Show Took On Sustainability," 27 Feb. 2020 Mixed in are more experimental and minimal looks, but the common denominator is a looser, more oversized fit, from giant knits to relaxed tailoring. Alex Finch, Vogue, "The Best Street Style From Seoul Fashion Week Spring 2020," 16 Oct. 2019 Plus, Clancey’s emphasis on quality and tailoring differentiated him from other new designers in her eyes. Khanh T.l. Tran, Billboard, "Meet the Designer Who Adds Sparkle to Taylor Swift's and Elton John's New Music Videos," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of tailoring

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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2 Jun 2020

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“Tailoring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailoring. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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