Definition of fashionable in English:

fashionable

adjective

  • 1Characteristic of, influenced by, or representing a current popular style.

    ‘fashionable clothes’
    • ‘During the eighteenth century fashionable accessories became an important complement to a lady's attire.’
    • ‘But back home, it's fashionable to blame someone else and wallow in self pity and despair.’
    • ‘I have quite an eye for fashionable clothing and this garment caught my attention immediately.’
    • ‘That quick cut-away style is quite fashionable now isn't it?’
    • ‘The design was quite fashionable at the time and variations were common in Boston, Salem, and Portsmouth.’
    • ‘Here, smart girls are able to draw conclusions about what are the most fashionable clothes this summer.’
    • ‘Clowning became more fashionable in the mid seventeenth century when interest in spectacle superseded that for dialogue.’
    • ‘They want to be dressed in fashionable clothing, wear fancy shoes and drive cool cars.’
    • ‘Miri had a fashionable Chinese dress in pink with a black design on the back.’
    • ‘I hate the idea - increasingly fashionable in academic circles - that rules confine language.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, it has long been fashionable to decry the actions of those who use their power.’
    • ‘She is fortunate in having the face and figure to look good in very fashionable clothes.’
    • ‘But the boom that began in Ireland in the mid-1990s has made the dependency argument less fashionable.’
    • ‘I know it is fashionable to say that our predecessors never tried to settle anything.’
    • ‘She woke up in a room that made the 70s look fashionable.’
    • ‘I don't see how pale skin can look fashionable if it makes you look sick.’
    • ‘Although this look can be considered trendier, the style keeps returning and is considered highly fashionable.’
    • ‘They reached short of the last two shirt buttons then and were considered quite fashionable.’
    • ‘Remember when your mother said that being warm was more important than looking fashionable?’
    • ‘The styles are as fashionable as you will find elsewhere, and the prices very competitive.’
    in fashion, in vogue, voguish, popular, up to date, bang up to date, up to the minute, modern, all the rage, modish, trendsetting
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) dressing or behaving according to the current trend.
      ‘they risked being scoffed at by their more fashionable friends’
      • ‘At its peak, more than twenty thousand fashionable members of society made their way there each year.’
      • ‘To prove the point, his photographs show us fashionable women not just in relaxed poses but actually smiling and laughing.’
      • ‘Fine kid leather gloves often appear among the accoutrements of fashionable ladies.’
      • ‘And fashionable waitresses with nice curves treat you with refreshing drinks.’
      • ‘There's a terrible conformism, a desire above all to have the names of the fashionable directors on the tip of one's tongue.’
      • ‘Hopefully all the fashionable people from the Sheffield scene will be there and be dressed to kill.’
      • ‘She was being escorted to one of the off-campus parties by her new fashionable boyfriend, Shawn.’
      • ‘Some fashionable boys held a party last month at a local art studio.’
      • ‘I'm not the most fashionable person on the planet, but I'm not the least either.’
      • ‘Beginning in the 1890s fashionable ladies wore lorgnettes on elegant occasions.’
      • ‘The political banners on street walls were replaced by large pictures of beautiful and fashionable women.’
      • ‘Today, eyes will turn from the parade rings to fashionable ladies and their outfits.’
      • ‘I am accidentally fashionable - or rather I am accidentally a few years behind the curve, because it's mainstream now.’
      • ‘The next day, another fashionable colleague told me she'd been to the same boutique sale.’
      • ‘This promenade for fashionable men and women was now home to ragged wanderers.’
      • ‘He is as fashionable as any other young person in the city.’
      • ‘By the late 16th century, most fashionable patrons favoured fantastical Mannerist pieces for their displays.’
      • ‘They were popular for no other reason than that people believed they were fashionable.’
      • ‘He is no longer, and can never be again, the fashionable person that he was in the '80s.’
      • ‘For most fashionable people however, Scotland means knitwear and in particular cashmere - expensive cashmere.’
    2. 1.2 (of a place) frequented by fashionable people.
      ‘a fashionable Manhattan restaurant’
      • ‘Until the 90s, fashionable restaurants offered French cuisine, which meant rich sauces.’
      • ‘The real and full answer is that it is anything but a fashionable town and we have a list of disappointments to support that point of view.’
      • ‘By the 1890s, the island had become one of the most fashionable resorts on the East Coast.’
      • ‘I do not believe that the real life of this nation is to be found in the great luxury hotels or so-called fashionable suburbs.’
      • ‘While it looks quaintly ancient on the outside, the bedrooms would sit just as easily in any fashionable city boutique hotel.’
      • ‘As well as being an affluent and a very exciting place to be, Manchester has a great reputation as a fashionable city and that is something that appealed to us a lot.’
      • ‘But these days, there's a farmers' market at the end of every fashionable street.’
      • ‘Many of these are now in fashionable areas and, unlike those in areas suffering from social problems, are highly sought-after.’
      • ‘It is now a fashionable area for shopping and eating.’
      • ‘Competition for fashionable destinations can be stiff.’
      • ‘Some of them though still find work at big shops on the fashionable streets in the City, at the cost of their pride.’
      • ‘It became a fashionable place at which to be seen.’
      • ‘On the top floor, the famous Rainbow Room supper club had been returned to its former splendour and was a very fashionable place to dine.’
      • ‘It's long been a fashionable place to spend the summer and its charm lies in its unspoilt quality.’
      • ‘It became a fashionable area and many new houses were built.’
      • ‘The town was a fashionable health resort and this biscuit was introduced as a diet item.’
      • ‘As a supermodel, she visited the most fashionable cities in the world.’
      • ‘The largest rises were seen in traditionally less fashionable areas fuelled by first-time buyers.’
      • ‘The building's fashionable sushi restaurant is about to have an unexpected new neighbour.’
      • ‘It made the British Library look like the most chic and fashionable location on earth.’

Pronunciation

fashionable

/ˈfaʃ(ə)nəb(ə)l/