Definition of fashionable in English:



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

    ‘fashionable clothes’
    • ‘Miri had a fashionable Chinese dress in pink with a black design on the back.’
    • ‘Here, smart girls are able to draw conclusions about what are the most fashionable clothes this summer.’
    • ‘I have quite an eye for fashionable clothing and this garment caught my attention immediately.’
    • ‘She is fortunate in having the face and figure to look good in very fashionable clothes.’
    • ‘She woke up in a room that made the 70s look fashionable.’
    • ‘During the eighteenth century fashionable accessories became an important complement to a lady's attire.’
    • ‘I hate the idea - increasingly fashionable in academic circles - that rules confine language.’
    • ‘Clowning became more fashionable in the mid seventeenth century when interest in spectacle superseded that for dialogue.’
    • ‘But back home, it's fashionable to blame someone else and wallow in self pity and despair.’
    • ‘I don't see how pale skin can look fashionable if it makes you look sick.’
    • ‘The design was quite fashionable at the time and variations were common in Boston, Salem, and Portsmouth.’
    • ‘That quick cut-away style is quite fashionable now isn't it?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They reached short of the last two shirt buttons then and were considered quite fashionable.’
    • ‘I know it is fashionable to say that our predecessors never tried to settle anything.’
    • ‘But the boom that began in Ireland in the mid-1990s has made the dependency argument less fashionable.’
    • ‘Although this look can be considered trendier, the style keeps returning and is considered highly fashionable.’
    • ‘They want to be dressed in fashionable clothing, wear fancy shoes and drive cool cars.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, it has long been fashionable to decry the actions of those who use their power.’
    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’
      • ‘For most fashionable people however, Scotland means knitwear and in particular cashmere - expensive cashmere.’
      • ‘I am accidentally fashionable - or rather I am accidentally a few years behind the curve, because it's mainstream now.’
      • ‘Fine kid leather gloves often appear among the accoutrements of fashionable ladies.’
      • ‘The political banners on street walls were replaced by large pictures of beautiful and fashionable women.’
      • ‘The next day, another fashionable colleague told me she'd been to the same boutique sale.’
      • ‘I'm not the most fashionable person on the planet, but I'm not the least either.’
      • ‘By the late 16th century, most fashionable patrons favoured fantastical Mannerist pieces for their displays.’
      • ‘He is as fashionable as any other young person in the city.’
      • ‘She was being escorted to one of the off-campus parties by her new fashionable boyfriend, Shawn.’
      • ‘There's a terrible conformism, a desire above all to have the names of the fashionable directors on the tip of one's tongue.’
      • ‘Today, eyes will turn from the parade rings to fashionable ladies and their outfits.’
      • ‘And fashionable waitresses with nice curves treat you with refreshing drinks.’
      • ‘This promenade for fashionable men and women was now home to ragged wanderers.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘To prove the point, his photographs show us fashionable women not just in relaxed poses but actually smiling and laughing.’
      • ‘Beginning in the 1890s fashionable ladies wore lorgnettes on elegant occasions.’
      • ‘Hopefully all the fashionable people from the Sheffield scene will be there and be dressed to kill.’
      • ‘At its peak, more than twenty thousand fashionable members of society made their way there each year.’
      • ‘Some fashionable boys held a party last month at a local art studio.’
    2. 1.2 (of a place) frequented by fashionable people.
      ‘a fashionable Manhattan restaurant’
      • ‘But these days, there's a farmers' market at the end of every fashionable street.’
      • ‘It's long been a fashionable place to spend the summer and its charm lies in its unspoilt quality.’
      • ‘As a supermodel, she visited the most fashionable cities in the world.’
      • ‘It became a fashionable place at which to be seen.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The largest rises were seen in traditionally less fashionable areas fuelled by first-time buyers.’
      • ‘It is now a fashionable area for shopping and eating.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 made the British Library look like the most chic and fashionable location on earth.’
      • ‘Competition for fashionable destinations can be stiff.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘By the 1890s, the island had become one of the most fashionable resorts on the East Coast.’
      • ‘Until the 90s, fashionable restaurants offered French cuisine, which meant rich sauces.’
      • ‘The town was a fashionable health resort and this biscuit was introduced as a diet item.’
      • ‘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 area and many new houses were built.’
      • ‘Many of these are now in fashionable areas and, unlike those in areas suffering from social problems, are highly sought-after.’
      • ‘The building's fashionable sushi restaurant is about to have an unexpected new neighbour.’
      • ‘While it looks quaintly ancient on the outside, the bedrooms would sit just as easily in any fashionable city boutique hotel.’