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.
Formality is dressiness
; or, to say better, conformity to established modes of propriety, especially those concerning occasions held important and dignified.
Here he is on loyal, imitative Austen Chamberlain, far nicer but with none of his father's diabolical fascination and will-power: `Like Joseph, he wore an eyeglass and an orchid and that is the beginning and the end of the likeness.' 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.
was "in" again and all my pals were going for it big time.
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".