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- n. The characteristic of being dressy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being dressy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fondness for dress or fashionable dress; modishness; stylishness.
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Despite her efforts at "dressiness" she was in her best hour homely and nearly shapeless.
Graduation ceremonies are mostly outside and the ranges of "dressiness" vary.
You can then dial down the dressiness or style it up for summer.
But give the boring ones with just a simple leather band across the facing (called "penny loafers" because of a fad in the U.S. in the 50s, where hip young 'uns would insert a penny into a slit in the band) a miss and instead opt for slim ones with a leather or metal ornament that adds some character and dressiness.
These small details offer a dressiness that balances the casual look of jeans, Mr. Valvo says.
How To Look Good Naked was actually pretty good and uplifting in many ways, apart from the rampant commercialism and dressiness of the whole thing.
They disapproved of dressiness; but there were many who achieved a striking picturesqueness in their clothes ...
Pants or shorts (depending on climate and dressiness).
If you're confused about how to dress for an Event, a few guidelines: 1. Men and male-identified: nice pants of whatever level dressiness you like and a sports coat.
On the other hand, it was a familiar thing to Mrs. Vance, who not only knew of it as an entity, but had often been in it, going purposely to see and be seen, to create a stir with her beauty and dispel any tendency to fall short in dressiness by contrasting herself with the beauty and fashion of the town.