Definition of tent dress in English:

tent dress


  • A full, loose-fitting dress that is narrow at the shoulders and very wide at the hem, having no waistline or darts.

    • ‘The effect of my big red beehive wig, the make-up inspired by an old Vogue ad, a long cigarette and my tent dress / unitard combo prompts people to tell me I conjure memories of their ‘Aunt Marilyn.’’
    • ‘In my denim tent dress, faux fur and ankle socks.’
    • ‘While I'm reluctant to patronize the local Atkins store, I'm ecstatic that clothing manufacturers finally clued in that fat women weren't happy being resigned to tent dresses.’