from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The dress worn by a bride at her wedding.


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  • Tomorrow I travel to Pittsburgh with Bun and Ellis for a wedding-dress fitting.

    "That was cool back when it was first out."

  •      At first itwasall men, because they'd conceded the wedding-dress trade to the women's shop down the street, but when Carmen was in tenth grade her mother prodded her father into taking over the small store next to theirs.

    Carmen (+ a Jimmy Breslin "afterword")

  • He opened his bag as he spoke, and tumbled onto the floor a wedding-dress of watered silk, a pair of white satin shoes and a bride's wreath and veil, all discoloured and soaked in water.

    Sole Music

  • It is apparent that Virginia already commanded a circle of loving admirers: Bobby Throckmorton, teasing slender Virginia for worrying that she had looked overweight in her blue wedding-dress, sent a present of chocolates to his ‘Dear Fat Girl’ the following month, accompanied, he told her, by ‘love and passion’.

    Chaplin’s Girl

  • Emotionally, it can be hard to downsize a wedding-dress dream.

    Pre-Altared: More Used Wedding Gowns Go Back on Market

  • Gianpiero Lippolis and a model showing a Giovanna Sbiroli dress in Shanghai There, he visited wedding-dress retailers, checked out products and examined their quality.

    How Small Italian Firms

  • But over the past decade, the company -- one of around 40 small wedding-dress makers in and around this remote hill town -- watched its share of the Italian market drop by 20% as Chinese imports and goods made in other low-cost countries flooded in.

    How Small Italian Firms

  • Married Style to Globalism PUTIGNANO, Italy -- For more than half a century, wedding-dress maker Giovanna Sbiroli SRL built its brand and customer base by serving the Italian market.

    How Small Italian Firms

  • Back in the 1980s when I was in college studying journalism, economics and politics, I really admired the political writing of David Broder -- of course, I also thought Madonna looked drop-dead sexy in that wedding-dress get-up, so what the hell did I know?

    Bob Geiger: Democratic Caucus Puts Smackdown on David Broder

  • In a montage of wedding-dress fittings, she honors “new friends like Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera and Christian Lacroix, Lanvin and Dior,” and so on; what I object to is not the name-dropping—think of it as a chick response to “American Psycho”—but the montage itself, which is shot in lazy veils of schmaltz.

    Sexist Review of the Day


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