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dress in Clothes topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdressdress1 /dres/ ●●● S2 W2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable]DCC a piece of clothing worn by a woman or girl that covers the top of her body and part or all of her legs β†’ skirt πŸ”Š Sheila wore a long red dress. πŸ”Š a summer dressβ–Ί see thesaurus at clothes2 [uncountable]DC clothes for men or women of a particular type or for a particular occasion πŸ”Š a gentleman in evening dress (=formal clothes worn especially at important social events) πŸ”Š The play was performed in modern dress (=clothes from the present time).dress code (=a standard of what you should wear for a particular situation) πŸ”Š This restaurant has a strict dress code – no tie, no service.COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + dress a wedding dressHave you chosen your wedding dress yet?an evening dress (=a formal dress to wear in the evening)She arrived in a red evening dress.a cocktail dress (=a formal dress but not usually a long one)She wore a little black cocktail dress.a silk/cotton/velvet etc dressEllie chose a green silk dress.a long dress (=that goes down to your ankles)Most of the women were wearing long dresses.a party dress (=for parties)I need a new party dress for Christmas.a summer dressa cool blue summer dressa strapless dress (=that does not have straps on your shoulders)She was wearing a strapless cream dress and matching shoes.a sleeveless dress (=without any sleeves)She was photographed wearing a figure-hugging sleeveless dress.dress + NOUNa dress shop (=selling women’s dresses and other clothes)It was an expensive dress shop.a dress designer (=someone whose job is designing women’s clothes)She’s a former royal dress designer.
Examples from the Corpus
dressβ€’ And for each of the 15 girls buying dresses, there is an escort in need of a tuxedo.β€’ Arrested for attending Quaker and Seeker meetings, he was excused by a judge who noted his fine dress.β€’ Her dress was sticking uncomfortably to her back and her palms were wet.β€’ Do you like my new dress?β€’ Minna, as if she were proving some point, wore an old dress and had not bothered-to comb her hair properly.β€’ Your spokesman will also need some advice on dress for television.β€’ Anita's dress, Β£180, Karen Boyd.β€’ The first time I meet her, I wear an unflattering dress.dress codeβ€’ Usually, there is something behind a dress code, some reasoning.β€’ I have discovered a dress code among Labour party members.β€’ Instead of simplifying life, relaxed business dress codes have become an expensive and troublesome burden.β€’ At the most obvious level there are different dress codes to denote masculine and feminine genders.β€’ It's a cool drinking venue, with a noir dress code observed by the arty crowd and staff.β€’ The elegance and grace of riding side-saddle is reiterated in the dress code.β€’ I knew the language, the dress codes, what the leisure weekend activites were.