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A dress that buttons up the front and is tailored somewhat like a coat.
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a tailored dress of medium or heavy fabric, styled like a coat.
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Noun1.coatdress - a dress that is tailored like a coat and buttons up the front
dress, frock - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
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The Duchess chose to match the monarch's pastel colours with a pink Alexander McQueen coatdress accompanied by pearl earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana.
There was a yellow-and-black floor-sweeping dress in lush satin duchesse; a green taffeta knee-length coatdress with a removable sash; a red-and-pink jacquard floor-length shirtdress; and another knee-length shirtdress, in baby-pink taffeta, with tonal belt.
Yours, "Red Flair," sophisticated A-line coatdress with a Jackie Kennedy pillbox hat, white gloves, handbag, and heels included.
Melania attended the Senate spouses luncheon at the National Gallery of Art sporting a navy coatdress paired with a brown belt.
Maryam emerges, dressed in a traditional full-length, deep-purple coatdress, her hair carefully covered by a matching floral scarf.
But of course, being Beckham's line, they were not exactly traditional; there was a long coatdress with a red belt, a white accent stripe at the bottom and an asymmetrical design that made for a clever, one-breasted panel.
Fleming spoke of Vera Wang, who designed her coatdress for the Super Bowl and whose New York Fashion Week show Fleming was due to attend after our interview.
The Duchess, who wore a tartan coatdress by Alexander McQueen and three-inch high calf length boots, returned on St Andrew's Day.
Carole's dress featured pleated sleeves and pockets with a blue wool crepe coatdress, which had braided trimming at the waist.
Over that she wore a sky blue wool crepe coatdress with matching satin piping and passementerie - braid trimming - at the waist and cuff, and a hat by Northumberland-born Jane Corbett.
Here, in this ad, we see a woman, meticulously clothed in a coatdress of Lorette ("55% Orlon, 45% wool"), black hat atop her head ("L'Aiglon" 1953, 34).