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Can 'tailored' and "fitted" describe the same dress? Or is there a difference in meaning?
Can I describe a casual, summer dress which I can buy in a clothes shop using "tailored"?
No, a fitted dress implies (where I live) that it fits close to the body. A breezy summer dress, even it had been hemmed for length and the sleeves shortened, would never be called "fitted."
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
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So I can call a cheap dress bought in the second-hand shop "fitted dress" when it fits the body.
Fitted dress doesn't mean that it is smart, expensive one, does it?
But what about 'tailored'?
Longman Exams Dictionary says:
"a piece of clothing that is tailored is made to fit very well"
Is there any connection between "tailored" and the price of clothes?
Last edited by angelene001; 06-Nov-2012 at 09:55.
It would seem so.is there any connection between "tailored" and the price of clothes?
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What is more natural to say in such a situation:
You are a regular person, you go to a regular clothes shop and you see a casual dress which fits close to the body.
What do you say?
"I saw a tailored dress"
"I saw a fitted dress"
Last edited by angelene001; 06-Nov-2012 at 09:54.
Angelene001, please go back into posts 4 and 6 and edit your writing so that you follow the correct rules of written English:
- Start every sentence with a capital letter.
- Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
- Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.