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fashion plate

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noun
  1. a person who consistently wears the latest style in dress.
  2. an illustration showing the prevailing or new fashion in clothes.
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Origin of fashion plate

First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for fashion plate

Historical Examples

  • She looked like a fashion-plate in a tailored gown and handsome hat.

    Hester's Counterpart

    Jean K. Baird

  • As usual, he was dressed with the precision of a fashion-plate.

    The Angel of Terror

    Edgar Wallace

  • Herewith is a photographic reproduction of this fashion-plate.

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • However, I value it less as a work of art than as a fashion-plate.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Clothes like a fashion-plate—got any fashion-plates in Chaudiere?


British Dictionary definitions for fashion plate

fashion plate

noun
  1. an illustration of the latest fashion in dress
  2. a fashionably dressed person
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