well-dressed

[ wel-drest ]
/ ˈwɛlˈdrɛst /

adjective

attired in clothing that is of good quality, is properly fitted, and is appropriate and becoming.

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decorum

Origin of well-dressed

First recorded in 1570–80
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British Dictionary definitions for well-dressed

well-dressed

adjective (well dressed when postpositive)

neatly, expensively, or fashionably attired
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