Definition of fashionable in English:



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

    ‘fashionable clothes’
    • ‘They want to be dressed in fashionable clothing, wear fancy shoes and drive cool cars.’
    • ‘But the boom that began in Ireland in the mid-1990s has made the dependency argument less fashionable.’
    • ‘Miri had a fashionable Chinese dress in pink with a black design on the back.’
    • ‘Remember when your mother said that being warm was more important than looking fashionable?’
    • ‘I don't see how pale skin can look fashionable if it makes you look sick.’
    • ‘She is fortunate in having the face and figure to look good in very fashionable clothes.’
    • ‘Although this look can be considered trendier, the style keeps returning and is considered highly fashionable.’
    • ‘Here, smart girls are able to draw conclusions about what are the most fashionable clothes this summer.’
    • ‘The styles are as fashionable as you will find elsewhere, and the prices very competitive.’
    • ‘She woke up in a room that made the 70s look fashionable.’
    • ‘I hate the idea - increasingly fashionable in academic circles - that rules confine language.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, it has long been fashionable to decry the actions of those who use their power.’
    • ‘Clowning became more fashionable in the mid seventeenth century when interest in spectacle superseded that for dialogue.’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 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.’
    • ‘During the eighteenth century fashionable accessories became an important complement to a lady's attire.’
    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.
      • ‘He is no longer, and can never be again, the fashionable person that he was in the '80s.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Fine kid leather gloves often appear among the accoutrements of fashionable ladies.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There's a terrible conformism, a desire above all to have the names of the fashionable directors on the tip of one's tongue.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I'm not the most fashionable person on the planet, but I'm not the least either.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He is as fashionable as any other young person in the city.’
      • ‘To prove the point, his photographs show us fashionable women not just in relaxed poses but actually smiling and laughing.’
      • ‘She was being escorted to one of the off-campus parties by her new fashionable boyfriend, Shawn.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I am accidentally fashionable - or rather I am accidentally a few years behind the curve, because it's mainstream now.’
      • ‘For most fashionable people however, Scotland means knitwear and in particular cashmere - expensive cashmere.’
      • ‘This promenade for fashionable men and women was now home to ragged wanderers.’