Definition of tent dress in English:

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tent dress


A full, loose-fitting dress that is narrow at the shoulders and very wide at the hem, having no waistline or darts.
Example sentences
  • The effect of my big red beehive wig, the make-up inspired by an old Vogue ad, a long cigarette and my tent dress / unitard combo prompts people to tell me I conjure memories of their ‘Aunt Marilyn.’
  • In my denim tent dress, faux fur and ankle socks.
  • While I'm reluctant to patronize the local Atkins store, I'm ecstatic that clothing manufacturers finally clued in that fat women weren't happy being resigned to tent dresses.

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Syllabification: tent dress

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