adjective (dressier, dressiest)
- 1(Of clothes) suitable for a smart or formal occasion: wear something dressy, Kate, we’ve got to go to a drinks partyMore example sentences
- She had changed out of her dressy gown into a more suitable one with slightly less lace.
- The uniform was a white shirt and a grey plaid vest, with a grey above-the-knee plaid skirt, white knee socks and dressy shoes.
- She usually wears black or brown, and she likes a dressy suit - one that will take her straight to a function after work as well
- 1.1Requiring or given to wearing dressy clothes: the sweater can be worn under a blazer for more dressy eventsMore example sentences
- Many shoes can pass for both dressy and less formal occasions, and can go with everything from chinos and jeans to a suit.
- Except for a few dressy occasions, my neckties are now consigned to the closet until that dreaded day in the fall when I have to tighten the noose once again.
- For dressy occasions - dinners, theatre, casual celebrations - when you want to make an effort, but don't want to feel gussied-up, East is a trove of solutions.