dressiness


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dress·y

 (drĕs′ē)
adj. dress·i·er, dress·i·est
1. Requiring or characterized by formal dress: a dressy occasion.
2. Formal or elegant in style: dressy shoes.
3. Given to wearing formal or expensive clothes: dressy professionals.

dress′i·ness n.
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theatricality, vanity, dressiness, and provocation" (75).
A longline sweater dress lets you dial the dressiness up or down according to your mood: wear it with tights and over-knee boots (the style of the season), over skinny jeans at the weekend or tuck it into a leather skirt for work.
Although she appears comfortable in her slouchy boots - a necessity when spending hours trawling the shops, especially during the Christmas period - she's stepped her outfit up a notch in terms of dressiness by adding clunky bangles and statement earrings.
Not sure what to expect, I wore a salwaar kameez (tunic and pants) and was still a little unprepared for the dressiness of the occasion.
The dressiness which kept him in a top hat in the Twenties made Austen `the last reminiscence of Victorian correctitude'.
Indeed, many dames these days change for every appearance, making the increasingly outrageous dressiness part of the fun.
Make the selection of color, pattern and level of dressiness when combining coats, shirts and ties.
She also passed on some helpful transatlantic fashion tips along with a few sly digs at the dressiness of her American sisters, who she tutted "seem to wear evening dress for breakfast".