Definition of sack dress in English:

sack dress


  • A woman's short, loose, unwaisted dress, originally fashionable in the 1950s.

    ‘Next seasons's big thing, the sack dress, was also seen in the show.’
    • ‘Bodies were being reconfigured dramatically, particularly female ones - the corset and chignon were abandoned for the unconstructed sack dress and bobbed hair of the femme nouvelle.’
    • ‘The collection ended on a high note with a sequence of little black sack dresses with gilded metallic trim.’
    • ‘Sack dresses, shift dresses and shirt dresses are hitting the fashion scene in a big way.’
    • ‘Fans of the sack dress - and there are a surprising number - cite its elegant origins at Balenciaga in the 1950s.’


sack dress

/ˈsak ˌdres/ /ˈsæk ˌdrɛs/