- The "sack" dress shape was created by Balenciaga in 1959 based on Norman Norell's chemise.
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sack dress — sack′ dress n. clo a loose, unbelted dress that hangs straight from the shoulder to the hemline • Etymology: 1955–60 … From formal English to slang
sack dress — a loose, unbelted dress that hangs straight from the shoulder to the hemline. [1955 60] * * * sack dress, a loose fitting dress with straight lines. * * * n. a woman s short, loose, unwaisted dress, originally fashionable in the 1950s … Useful english dictionary
sack dress — a loose, unbelted dress that hangs straight from the shoulder to the hemline. [1955 60] * * * … Universalium
sack — I [[t]sæk[/t]] n. 1) a large bag of strong, coarsely woven material, as for grain, potatoes, or coal 2) the amount a sack holds 3) a bag: a sack of candy[/ex] 4) sts Slang. dismissal, as from a job: to get the sack[/ex] 5) sts Slang. bed 6) clo… … From formal English to slang
sack — sack1 noun 1》 a large bag made of a material such as hessian or thick paper, used for storing and carrying goods. ↘(also sack dress) a woman s short, loose dress without a waistline, popular especially in the 1950s. 2》 (the sack) informal… … English new terms dictionary
Dress code — redirects here. For the 2000 film released on video as The Dress Code, see Bruno (2000 film). Male Western dress code … Wikipedia
Dress shoe — Dress shoes on a woman (left) and a man. A dress shoe (U.S. English) is a shoe to be worn at smart casual or more formal events. A dress shoe is typically contrasted to an athletic shoe. Dress shoes are worn by many as their standard daily shoes … Wikipedia
Dress pants — (also known as suit pants) are a style of pants intended as formal or semi formal wear. They are often made of either wool or polyester (although many other synthetic and natural textiles are used) and may be designed to be worn with a… … Wikipedia
dress — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. clothe, attire, array; scold, reprove, berate, whip; adorn, garnish, decorate; align, equalize; prepare, bandage. See clothing, disapprobation, ornament, remedy. n. clothing, costume, vesture, garb,… … English dictionary for students
Sack-back gown — The sack back gown or robe à la française was a women s fashion of the 18th century. At the beginning of the century, the sack back gown was a very informal style of dress. By the 1770s it was second only to court dress in its formality. This… … Wikipedia