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(of a garment) fitting tightly and showing the contours of the body.
tight, figure-hugging, skintight, slinky, close, sheathView synonyms
- ‘They were all wearing balaclavas, dark close-fitting clothes and short bomber-style jackets.’
- ‘Tom was struck by the boy, with his close-fitting purple shirt, tucked in at the waist, tight black jeans and black trainers.’
- ‘Martina looks down at the close-fitting white satin gown, which shows off the tan skin of her bare arms and chest, and emphasizes the curves of her bosom and hips.’
- ‘These vary from region to region, but men often wear black, close-fitting trousers with a white shirt and sometimes a bright-colored sash or vest.’
- ‘It is a close-fitting red felt hat with a flattened top and a tassel worn to the side.’
- ‘Never ride in cold weather with tight boots or shoes, nor close-fitting gloves.’
- ‘I had changed into a long-sleeved sweater and comfy, close-fitting jeans.’
- ‘From head to toe the rally driver oozes confidence, from her close-fitting orange-and-white driving suit to the tip of her black hair peeping out from under her headscarf.’
- ‘A close-fitting garment, tightened by laces and reinforced with stays to shape the body from the hips to the breasts.’
- ‘Just be sure to top with a close-fitting tank to keep the look streamlined.’
- ‘He was clothed in a robe with wide sleeves and a close-fitting neckline.’
- ‘A swift pat secured the portfolio under my close-fitting jacket.’
- ‘It was close-fitting across the bust with a deep square neckline, elbow length sleeves and a full skirt requiring the use of a crinoline.’
- ‘He wore a close-fitting black coat that ended at the middle of his thighs, and his legs were covered in a dark material.’
- ‘She wore a light-colored, close-fitting dress with a lace bib-collar, a strand of pearls and a solemn expression.’
- ‘Wear protective clothing such as close-fitting clothes, gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirts and slip-resistant shoes.’
- ‘Her mother had conjured up a new outfit for her, an incredible pair of close-fitting jeans, a sweet pink tank top, and a white zip-up sweater.’
- ‘I wore my usual black pants with a close-fitting white tank top.’
- ‘The groom wore a close-fitting blue or red vest and a plumed hat.’
- ‘The first face he saw was that of a man in a close-fitting business-type suit.’
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