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  • n. Plural form of dress.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dress.

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Examples

  • _Another method to dye the mixed silk and wool and cotton dresses black, four dresses_.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887

  • Ms. Von Furstenberg, a powerful exponent of female empowerment, sent out under her name dresses that hung loose, rather than embraced the figure.

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  • Not all of us are leggy, small-waisted and “hippy” enough to fit well in dresses and pencil skirts, so hopefully fashionistas will live and let live, k? datingjesus

    You can have my power suit « Dating Jesus

  • I wore this combination to the combined 18th and 21st birtday celebrations this May just past; the older of the two plus another nephew complimented me on this combination; myself and their mother were the only ladies in dresses (my SIL dresses beautifully and doesn't give a hoot about what anyone else thinks).

    Fret Not

  • Regarding ladies in dresses in cool climates: as one commenter stated, the Bible land countries and the Arabic countries are hot but the women's traditional clothing was long, and covered.

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • I would say that wearing dresses is much easier because you don't have to plan an outfit.

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • Your tip about using quilters cotton for dresses is excellent.

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • People that are used to jeans will say they are uncomfortable in dresses because they feel bare.

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • I have been so motivated to make these beautiful dresses from the material that I have on hand, but I am already looking forward to the day when I can buy new fabric (that is more feminine!) so when my husband (forced) me to run an errand this morning, we were also able to run into Hobby Lobby (just to look ...).

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  • Cottons work best and women can still be pretty in dresses at home.

    The Art of Frederick Morgan: Examples of 19th Century Modest, Feminine Dress

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