Definition of in (or out of) fashion in English:

in (or out of) fashion

phrase

  • Popular (or unpopular) and considered (or not considered) to be smart at the time in question.

    ‘the Sixties look is back in fashion’
    ‘extreme designs go out of fashion as quickly as they come in’
    • ‘Sherlock Holmes is a permanent fixture in popular culture, and he is particularly in fashion at the moment.’
    • ‘Politics, we keep being told, is out of fashion because nobody addresses the really tough questions that matter.’
    • ‘In their place, remodelers often had to use whatever happened to be in fashion at the moment.’
    • ‘They can be worn for weeks until they go out of fashion, after which they can be unceremoniously discarded.’
    • ‘Purely by chance, she chose a colour that would never go out of fashion.’
    • ‘I tune in for the fashion firsts, the fashion faux pas, and to see what's in fashion.’
    • ‘Baroque art, which fell out of fashion in the mid-1700s, was a particularly popular target.’
    • ‘Cultural figures go out of fashion for all sorts of sometimes quite arbitrary reasons.’
    • ‘The clothes in this store were exactly like her, bizarre and so out of fashion that they were cool.’
    • ‘More recently, though, stage directions have fallen out of fashion.’
    fashionable, in vogue, up to date, up to the minute, all the rage, bang up to date
    unfashionable, out of style, no longer fashionable, old-fashioned, out of date, outdated, dated, outmoded, behind the times, last year's, superseded
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