One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Wearing smart or fashionable clothes.
smart, fashionable, stylish, well turned out, besuited, fashionably dressed, chic, modish, elegant, neat, spruce, trim, dapper, debonairView synonyms
- ‘He was described as being well-dressed at the time of the shooting.’
- ‘Going by the weather, though, there'll be a lot of well-dressed people soaked to the skin out there today.’
- ‘Late one afternoon, a well-dressed middle-aged lady came up to the counter.’
- ‘They all looked like fairly well-dressed, well brought-up polite people.’
- ‘The little black dress is considered a style staple of every well-dressed woman.’
- ‘Three hundred well-dressed listeners had already filled the seats in the main hall of the Camino Real hotel.’
- ‘An elderly, well-dressed lady spoke in sharp tones to the pair, both of whom looked towards me and became silent.’
- ‘The bar, situated under the eponymous dome, tends to attract an older, well-dressed crowd who want to sit and chat rather than fight the music.’
- ‘The strict but fair door policy has continued to attract a well-dressed and stylish crowd.’
- ‘She often chose conversation-pieces involving, as this work does, two well-dressed young women and a pet dog.’
- ‘If she was a dental hygienist, she would probably be a well-dressed dental hygienist.’
- ‘Colleagues described him as a shy, well-dressed man who usually only broke his silence to deliver religious lectures.’
- ‘Knowing how well-dressed she usually was, I imagine she would have added a few sequins, a corsage or a rope of pearls.’
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