Definition of fashionably late in US English:

fashionably late

phrase

  • Deliberately arriving after an event has started, especially in order to prove one's social status.

    ‘I arrived at the party fashionably late’
    • ‘I've always wanted to know exactly how late fashionably late is.’
    • ‘Anne was sure her father would turn up at some point: he believed in being fashionably late, not unfashionably Not Present.’
    • ‘Anyone planning to be fashionably late for the show will miss a crucial part of the plot.’
    • ‘My getting in the way marred her almost perfectly executed fashionably late entrance.’
    • ‘I was only about half an hour late, which I guess still counts as being fashionably late.’