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 Returning to the office this season, just pair this crisp cotton club collar shirt in rich red and white horizontal stripes with fine tailoring and give your power-suit a pop of color. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, "Highlighting The Male Physique With Casual And Modern Shirts In 2021," 16 Apr. 2021 In her practice, Julie has introduced a set of algorithms to repurpose vintage, secondhand, and deadstock suiting into smart, contemporary tailoring. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, "11 International Vogue Editors Share Their Favorite Local Designers," 26 Feb. 2021 To get the tailoring on these unusual bodies just right, the designers had to get creative. Shannon Carlin, Vulture, "How The Muppet Show Turned Kermit, Piggy & Co. Into Style Icons," 4 Mar. 2021 Cadwallader’s calling cards at Mugler include exaggerated and futuristic tailoring, technical fabrics, and dangerously down-to-there sheer paneling. Todd Kingston Plummer, Harper's BAZAAR, "Casey Cadwallader of Mugler Has the Coolest Side Hustle," 4 Mar. 2021 Tartan tailoring and check patterns highlight the era of disco balls and long leather coats, styled with other check pieces. Allyson Portee, Forbes, "How Paul Smith’s Autumn–Winter Women’s Collection Is A Remix Of The 70s And A Reinvention For 2021," 3 Mar. 2021 Smith is known for his detailed tailoring, masterful jackets and suits, and his nod to the classics. Allyson Portee, Forbes, "How Paul Smith’s Autumn–Winter Women’s Collection Is A Remix Of The 70s And A Reinvention For 2021," 3 Mar. 2021 The designer, who established his brand Fear of God in 2013, has been on a steady rise since, collaborating with Kanye West and Justin Bieber, partnering with Ermenegildo Zegna to redefine tailoring, and launching an Essentials collection. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Jerry Lorenzo Establishes Fear of God Athletics With Adidas Basketball," 22 Dec. 2020 Loulou Studio is truly an extension of Harrouche's personal style, with boyish tailoring and earthy tones dominating the color palette. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "23 French Clothing Brands to Keep on Your Radar," 22 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of tailoring

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Tailoring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailoring. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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