Definition of sundress in US English:



  • A light, loose, sleeveless dress, typically having a wide neckline and thin shoulder straps.

    • ‘I've found that nice-looking, well-fitting sundresses can be hard to find, and frequently very expensive.’
    • ‘She worked the jaunty side of chic in snappy sweaters over those shorts and swimsuits, smart sundresses and camp shirts dolled up in silk and wrapped at the waist.’
    • ‘She was wearing a light, white sundress and a white sunhat with a wide brim, both complete with yellow ribbon that brought out the gold flecks in her eyes.’
    • ‘Settling on a floral sundress in tones of dusty pink, light brown and cream teamed with a pair of cowboy boots, she pulled her copper coloured hair back into a messy ponytail up high on her head and left her room.’
    • ‘The result was what looked like a short, sleeveless, ill-made sundress.’
    • ‘She was wearing a crisp green sundress, her makeup was tastefully applied and subtle, and her straight, dark brown hair brushed her shoulders as she walked.’
    • ‘Without hesitation, the savvy shopper races through the revolving door and picks up sundresses, swimsuits and sandals.’
    • ‘She turned the car around and went to the office in her flip-flops and sundress.’
    • ‘She always wears floral-printed sundresses, even if it is raining, and never wears shoes unless she has to.’
    • ‘I quickly changed into my favorite pastel yellow sundress adorned with purple flowers and pulled on my white sweater.’
    • ‘A beautiful woman wearing a red sundress and round sunglasses stepped into his office.’
    • ‘She'd also bought a number of sundresses and a couple pairs of flip-flops, both flat and platforms.’
    • ‘And as the winter months drag on, many of us are dying to trade in cashmere sweaters for terrycloth sundresses and bikinis.’
    • ‘Over an hour later we were all fully ready and dressed in fashionable sundresses or skirts.’
    • ‘Then she smoothed the front of her dark blue sundress again and sighed.’
    • ‘Leave the sundresses, sandals, and other casual attire at home.’
    • ‘The rest of us agreed to the proposed sunbathing and we all hurriedly dressed in our bikinis and sundresses, touched up our hair and makeup, and raced up to the pool and bar area on the top deck.’
    • ‘I'll probably just end up wearing one of my old sundresses or something.’
    • ‘She chose a sundress, light but pretty, even though she knew that no amount of clothes and jewelry would ever make her feel pretty again.’
    • ‘She had on a corn-blue sundress and somehow she looked like someone I knew.’