Definition of formfitting in English:



  • (of clothing) fitting the body snugly, so that its shape is clearly visible: said of clothing.

    ‘she wore a formfitting dress’
    • ‘Her fall/winter collection features strong lines with a feminine twist: dramatic capes, dresses with surprising details, and formfitting suits in rich wines and inky blacks.’
    • ‘This is a formfitting Victorian era gown, inspired by the character ‘Satine’ in Moulin Rouge, the movie.’
    • ‘Look for formfitting shirts in order to avoid excess fabric when tucking them in and opt for point collars instead of spreads.’
    • ‘The helmet that Winston Cup drivers wear consists of an outer shell, a special foam layer in the crown of the helmet and a formfitting inner liner.’
    • ‘All three were wearing long black robes, but the women's robes were formfitting.’
    • ‘I grabbed tan cargo pants, a dark green formfitting t-shirt, then an olive-green button down that was rather wrinkled from being on the floor.’
    • ‘And the formfitting dress she wore only served to emphasize it even more.’
    • ‘Lightweight, stretchy, and formfitting, they make perfect classroom practice gear.’
    • ‘After the interval the soloist had changed from her strapless, formfitting glittering blue to a classical, double-tiered dress in subdued pastels.’
    • ‘Dressed stylishly in a tight beige turtleneck and a long formfitting black skirt, she looked casual yet elegant.’
    • ‘I propped myself up on my elbows as she turned around and walked towards the entrance and I noticed that she was now wearing a pair of loose fatigues, and a formfitting gray tank top.’
    • ‘Clothing is inappropriate when it is sleeveless, strapless, backless, or revealing; has slits above the knee; or is formfitting.’
    • ‘I pulled out my formal wardrobe that I almost never wore, and after two hours of agonizing decided on formfitting gray khaki pants, and a deep blue-green turtleneck sweater which turned my eyes that color to match.’
    • ‘Those P.E. shorts from high school are too small now, and they are formfitting in the worst possible way.’
    • ‘She was wearing a strapless rose-colored gown that was formfitting at the top and had a flowing chiffon skirt.’
    • ‘Working out of her Salt Lake City home, Chambers made formfitting shorts, synthetic mats, wooden blocks, and other equipment for enlightenment seekers.’
    • ‘She was wearing black stretchy formfitting pants with a lime green tube top.’
    • ‘For more than 30 years, this quaint little Victorian-themed resort at the southern tip of New Jersey said no to ‘skintight, formfitting or bikini type’ bathing attire on males over the age of 12.’
    • ‘Delicately frayed shirts, skirts and dresses are formfitting and highlight the womanly curves we've been blessed with.’