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

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Standing by her side was boyfriend Reuben Selby, who wore a white jacket with similar tailoring as well as a white shirt, white pants and black boots. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Maisie Williams Celebrates Sophie Turner's 'White Party' as Bride Calls Her a 'Great Friend'," 30 June 2019 Traditional tailoring met flowiness in the gorgeous kimono-esque sportcoats at Dunhill in Paris. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Men’s Trends You Might Actually Want to Wear in 2020," 28 June 2019 The suits of the N.B.A. draft night are a cultural barometer of tailoring. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Evolution of N.B.A.-Draft Fashion," 26 June 2019 True, Kim Jones at Dior demonstrated once again his cool mastery of the tailoring that has always been at the core of this most traditional of labels. New York Times, "Next Stop, Fashion Disney," 25 June 2019 With a focus on tailoring, Do takes cues from menswear and reinterprets them with a feminine line. Vogue, "Zendaya Puts a Summer Spin on the Dress Over Pants Look," 24 June 2019 One of the main codes of Balenciaga is volume, and the other is innovation in tailoring. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "How Technology Will Transform Tailoring," 5 Mar. 2018 The son-in-law, Jared Kushner, with his lineless face, toddler cheeks and astute tailoring, was there but not there. Washington Post, "Trump’s catastrophic fashion choices in England were not just a sign of bad taste," 6 June 2019 Aside from some questionable tailoring, Trump's state banquet with the queen went by without a hitch. NBC News, "Trump's U.K. visit had its thrills and spills but not the drama some expected," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of tailoring

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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