Definition of in (or out of) fashion in US English:

in (or out of) fashion

phrase

  • Popular (or unpopular) and considered (or not considered) to be attractive at the time in question.

    • ‘Baroque art, which fell out of fashion in the mid-1700s, was a particularly popular target.’
    • ‘I tune in for the fashion firsts, the fashion faux pas, and to see what's in fashion.’
    • ‘The clothes in this store were exactly like her, bizarre and so out of fashion that they were cool.’
    • ‘More recently, though, stage directions have fallen out of fashion.’
    • ‘Politics, we keep being told, is out of fashion because nobody addresses the really tough questions that matter.’
    • ‘Purely by chance, she chose a colour that would never go out of fashion.’
    • ‘Cultural figures go out of fashion for all sorts of sometimes quite arbitrary reasons.’
    • ‘Sherlock Holmes is a permanent fixture in popular culture, and he is particularly in fashion at the moment.’
    • ‘They can be worn for weeks until they go out of fashion, after which they can be unceremoniously discarded.’
    • ‘In their place, remodelers often had to use whatever happened to be in fashion at the moment.’
    fashionable, in vogue, up to date, up to the minute, all the rage, bang up to date
    unfashionable, out of style, no longer fashionable, old-fashioned, out of date, outdated, dated, outmoded, behind the times, last year's, superseded
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