Definition of fashion plate in English:

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fashion plate

noun

1A person who dresses very fashionably.
Example sentences
  • Until her death at age 74, ‘she continued to dress like a fashion plate and apply her dramatic Cleopatra makeup,’ he says.
  • You weren't exactly a fashion plate, but who cared?
  • It's not like I'm a fashion plate by any means, but they are.
2A picture, typically in a magazine, illustrating a new or current fashion in clothes.
Example sentences
  • At that time, the first fashion magazines, highlighting creations for royal courtiers, appeared and the fashion plate, or picture dedicated to showing the very latest mode, came into existence.
  • Then she turned her attention back to the colorful fashion plates in the magazine.
  • It was common for dresses to be made to the client's own patterns; they saw fashion dolls from Paris, and fashion plates in the ladies' magazines, which they copied.

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Syllabification: fash·ion plate

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