Definition of skater dress in US English:

skater dress


  • A short dress with a fitted waist and a skirt that flares into an A-line shape.

    ‘Lizzie looked stylish in a cream skater dress’
    • ‘She was wearing a leather skater dress and cream fur overcoat.’
    • ‘She donned a strapless coral skater dress with edgy neon heels.’
    • ‘We've managed to find some very cute long-sleeved red skater dresses that won't require you getting a payday loan at the end of the month!’
    • ‘She looked back to her best in a flirty black skater dress with a cut-out in the back.’
    • ‘Clad in a floral skater dress with a coordinating peekaboo underskirt, she posed affectionately at the premiere with her co-star.’
    • ‘The actress poses in a blue and gold skater dress with Peter Pan collar.’
    • ‘A skater dress is always a versatile buy.’
    • ‘I cinched a leopard skater dress with a studded belt, then finished with rain-ready combat boots.’
    • ‘The skater dresses could be worn to work.’
    • ‘Like many other vintage clothes, skater dresses also came to limelight with eminent celebrities.’


1990s: from the resemblance to a characteristic style of dress worn by female figure skaters.