Definition of dressy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdrɛsi

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 party
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    • 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
    smart, formal, elaborate, ornate; stylish, elegant, dashing, sophisticated, chic, fashionable, modish; French à la mode
    informal sharp, snappy, snazzy, natty, ritzy, classy, swish, trendy, with it
  • 1.1Requiring or given to wearing dressy clothes: the sweater can be worn under a blazer for more dressy events
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    • 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.

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