a man's shirt worn for formal or semiformal evening dress, usually having French cuffs and a stiff or pleated front to be fastened with studs.
a man's shirt, buttoning down the front and typically having long sleeves with barrel or French cuffs, and a soft or starched collar, worn with a necktie.
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How to use dress shirt in a sentence
While Rhone and Vuori boomed during the pandemic, thanks to people being cooped up at home, they’ve recently pivoted to making office-appropriate attire, like dress shirts and polos for men in stretchy materials.‘I’m embracing the discomfort’: Fashion brand execs share how their office style has transformed | jim cooper | October 22, 2021 | Digiday
He sat courtside, in a pink dress shirt and slacks, surrounded by friends.The Billionaire Playbook: How Sports Owners Use Their Teams to Avoid Millions in Taxes | by Robert Faturechi, Justin Elliott and Ellis Simani | July 8, 2021 | ProPublica
Madewell and Anthropologie are seeing a resurgence in dress sales, while Bonobos reports rising demand for suits, dress shirts and tuxedos.
The governor, sans tie, wore a dress shirt and casual jacket onto the stage.
Five minutes later, wearing a dress shirt and jeans, Davenport appears.
Bergdahl was dressed in a white dress shirt with a blue tie and sporting plain pocket khaki pants.
Instead he emerges dripping wet from a bathtub and delicately buttons a dress shirt over his ripped, exposed torso.
Sander perfected the white dress shirt, crafting it with a perfectly cut collar and a slim-fitting sleekness.
At present his raiment is a disgrace, and he wears a dress-shirt like a crumpled sheet of the Pioneer.Under the Deodars | Rudyard Kipling
I've got on your dress-shirt—— Made me look more like a ghost.Ann Arbor Tales | Karl Edwin Harriman
That is not a star on his chest, but a diamond pig, rampant on a field of dress-shirt.The Main Chance | Meredith Nicholson
It is imprudent to touch blacking in a dress-shirt, so Denry had to undo the past and begin again.The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns | Arnold Bennett
In a dress shirt of a color, as I recall, but it was not a sport shirt—and slacks.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for dress shirt
a man's shirt, usually white, worn as part of formal evening dress, usually having a stiffened or decorative front
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