(Irregular plural: dresses).
1. A one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice; SYN. frock. Versatile one-piece garment for women, incorporating a bodice and skirt which may be combined in a wide variety of styles. A dress may have long or short sleeves or no sleeves at all; the length can vary from very long to very short; it can be made of any fabric; and designs can be adapted to suit all occasions and all seasons. “Dress” is also a general term for clothing, sometimes indicating formality.
2 Covering, adornment, or appearance appropriate or peculiar to a particular time.
3. A particular form of presentation; guise.