dressy


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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.

dressy

(ˈdrɛsɪ)
adj, dressier or dressiest
1. (Clothing & Fashion) (of clothes) elegant
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (of persons) dressing stylishly
3. over-elegant
ˈdressily adv
ˈdressiness n

dress•y

(ˈdrɛs i)

adj. dress•i•er, dress•i•est.
1. appropriate to more formal or festive occasions: This blouse is too dressy for the office.
2. fancy or stylish.
[1760–70]
dress′i•ly, adv.
dress′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dressy - in fancy clothing
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"

dressy

adjective elegant, formal, smart, elaborate, stylish, classy (slang), ornate, swish (informal, chiefly Brit.), ritzy (slang) I go to work in quite dressy clothes

dressy

adjective
Requiring elegant clothes and fine manners:
Translations

dressy

[ˈdresɪ] ADJ (dressier (compar) (dressiest (superl))) [person] → de mucho vestir; [clothing] → elegante

dressy

[ˈdrɛsi] adj (= smart) [clothes] → (qui fait) habillé(e)
to be dressy [garment] → être chic

dressy

adj (+er) (inf) clotheselegant; personelegant angezogen; eventvornehm; do you think I look/a long skirt would be too dressy?meinst du, dass ich zu fein angezogen bin/ein langer Rock übertrieben wäre?

dressy

[ˈdrɛsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → elegante
References in classic literature ?
They are as dressy and as tasteful and as graceful as they could possibly be without being angels.
A very good man, and very much the gentleman I am sure: but I should think, Miss Elliot," (looking with serious reflection), "I should think he must be rather a dressy man for his time of life.
Elisha Wright said she understood that Redmond girls, especially those who belonged to Kingsport, were 'dreadful dressy and stuck-up,' and she guessed I wouldn't feel much at home among them; and I saw myself, a snubbed, dowdy, humiliated country girl, shuffling through Redmond's classic halls in coppertoned boots.
I don't suppose you really need it; you've plenty of pretty waists; but I thought maybe you'd like something real dressy to wear if you were asked out anywhere of an evening in town, to a party or anything like that.
I dare say I'm wrong -- but I don't like a dressy woman in her station of life.
She hated asking Philip for money, but would he send some by return, as she had had to buy herself a new hat, she couldn't go about with her lady-friend always in the same hat, and her lady-friend was so dressy.
The good lady owned that she did "love a dressy cap," and on this occasion her head gear was magnificent; for the towering structure of lace was adorned with buff ribbons to such an extent that it looked as if a flock of yellow butterflies had settled on her dear old head.
I don't care about owning it," Waterloo Sedley would say to his friends, "I am a dressy man"; and though rather uneasy if the ladies looked at him at the Government House balls, and though he blushed and turned away alarmed under their glances, it was chiefly from a dread lest they should make love to him that he avoided them, being averse to marriage altogether.
There are four objections to this: First, why should a gentleman so dressy as our friend Glass leave his hat behind him, if he left of his own free will?
THE SWIMWEAR: M&S Collection green swim shorts PS10, Marks and Spencer THE LIGHTWEIGHT SHIRT: Hammond & Co pattern shirt PS40, Debenhams THE CHINOS: Drawcord grey chinos PS22, Next THE HOLIDAY BLAZER: Light blue slub blazer PS75, Burton THE DRESSY SHORTS: Pink tailored shorts PS20, Burton THE SUMMER KNIT: Linea grey knit polo PS35, House of Fraser THE SHADES: Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, were PS170, now PS136, Littlewoods.
This will turn a weekend casual look into a dressy casual look.
From full ballgowns to dressy jumpsuits, a host of new season styles were on view.