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fancy dress

noun as in finery

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The “small party,” as I’ve been calling it, will bring together 12 New York City–based friends for an outdoor ceremony and dinner party where I wear a fancy dress.

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It was illegal to hold political protests in Poland in 1989, so 10,000 disaffected students got together in fancy dress.

He was at the infamous fancy dress party where Harry appeared dressed as a Nazi - Pelly was dressed up as the Queen.

The 1960 pink canvas shown here, called “Concetto spaziale, Attese,” seems too fancy-dress for its slashing to be taken seriously.

La Childebert was always "up to" something, but a certain fancy-dress conversazione completely convulsed the neighbourhood.

Crowds of masqueraders filled the pavements, the restaurants, and the theatres, where fancy-dress balls were held.

On the day of Mid-Lent—or rather, at eight on the morning after—Dinah came home from the ball in her fancy dress to go to bed.

Satin stripes are frequent in madras, shirtings, and fancy dress goods in connection with plain and figured weaves.

I cant think why it is, but I go through life feeling as if I were perpetually wearin fancy-dress.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fancy dress, such as: apparel, regalia, caparison, decoration, formals, and frippery.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.