One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A woman's tailored dress, typically fastening down the front and resembling a coat.
- ‘The body-hugging coats and coat dresses harked back to the good old days.’
- ‘The Princess Royal, wearing a dark purple coat dress, was accompanied by the Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed.’
- ‘There's Mariana on the deck of the yacht in the Chanel coat dress.’
- ‘If you have a little more money to splash and really want to impress the other guests, invest in a Balenciaga herringbone coat dress.’
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