dressy

[dres-ee]
adjective, dressier, dressiest.
1.
appropriate to somewhat formal occasions: an outfit that's a little too dressy for office wear.
2.
showy in dress; stylish: a rather dressy reception.

Origin:
1760–70; dress + -y1

dressily, adverb
dressiness, noun
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dressy (ˈdrɛsɪ)
 
adj , dressier, dressiest
1.  (of clothes) elegant
2.  (of persons) dressing stylishly
3.  over-elegant
 
'dressily
 
adv
 
'dressiness
 
n

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Example sentences
Think casual but elegant in the daytime, a bit more dressy for dinner.
Pack a dressy coat and tights or other warm undergarments in case the weather
  turns cold on formal night.
Pack one or two formal outfits and a dressy casual outfit for your time on the
  ship.
Indians, ever a dressy lot, are buying more clothes as they get richer.
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