tailoring

noun
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 Every piece boasts artful and intentional tailoring: cutouts that skim the sides of stretchy black pants and a tank top with a just-so extended sleeve for asymmetrical flair. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 5 Aug. 2022 The quality is impeccable and no tailoring is needed. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 29 Apr. 2022 Accordingly, stylist Dani Michelle has been pushing Bieber’s style into corporate-cool territory, with sharp tailoring and blazer dresses from Aggi and Saint Laurent, plus minimalist chic work looks from Jil Sander and Sportmax. Alice Cary, Vogue, 17 June 2022 Props are due to Katarzyna Lewińska’s costumes, all vintage fabrics and fuzzy mohair knitwear, that bridge with precise tailoring and a pastel palette the two worlds in which the sisters live. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2022 The No Time To Die star showed us that elegance has everything to do with sharp tailoring and intricate details. Lauren Tappan, Town & Country, 17 May 2022 The tailoring was perfect, every detail of the outfit just so. New York Times, 22 June 2022 Elements of British tailoring are woven into sartorial suits, treated denim jackets, double-breasted blazers and velvet tuxedos. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 21 June 2022 Scout's vests are a bit of a cult favorite, because the tailoring and fabrics are just so good. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 20 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tailoring

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of tailoring was in 1662

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Dictionary Entries Near tailoring

tailor-fashion

tailoring

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Last Updated

8 Aug 2022

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“Tailoring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailoring. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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