Examples from the Web for decorative
Decorative yes, but a daily handbag that will sweep through the closets of women worldwide?Handbags: The More You Pay, The Smaller They Shrink|Elizabeth Landers|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Decorative value is largely incidental to artistic merit as defined by critics.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Having been taught Modernism, a school of thought that scoffs at the decorative, materials became his primary means of expression.
Undergarments did enjoy a brief moment of exposure in the 18th century, with the ruling class indulging in decorative corsets.
What such tours show most surreally is that both mother and baby share a silent, symbolic, decorative role.
A jelly with a flower in the top, or of two colors, will make a decorative piece for the table.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
Not a bit of worldly conceit, not a decorative adjunct of any kind, adorns the composition, but it is a perfect achievement.Franz Hals|Edgcumbe Staley
The constant use of the column for decorative purposes is a marked characteristic.Architecture|Thomas Roger Smith
The ceiling, decorated with scenes from Old Testament history, is painted with all the masters force and decorative science.Venice and its Story|Thomas Okey
The Jacobean period was a decorative one, but not one of the highest level of the art of bookbinding.English Heraldic Book-stamps|Cyril Davenport
British Dictionary definitions for decorative
Word Origin and History for decorative
early 15c., from Middle French decoratif, from decorat-, past participle stem of Latin decorare (see decorate).