A woman’s dress with a seam at the waist, its bodice incorporating a collar and button fastening in the style of a shirt.
More example sentences
- Do not give us shirt or raglan sleeves, or ‘shirtwaister’ styles with blousy tops, or flared or pleated skirts in boring patterns.
- No, the way to wear this summer's flat shoes is with crisp A-line skirts, shirtwaister dresses and narrow trousers.
- She was later to be seen in his most celebrated creation, the ultra - suede shirtwaister, a huge hit in 1972.
Definition of shirtwaister in:
- The US English dictionary