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    describing a colorful dress

    Hello.

    I'm trying to describe a colorful traditional costume. Can I say "festival of colors"? Is it too much?

    The traditional garment of this region is very delicate and it is a festival of colors.

    Are there other ways that I can say a dress is colorful in a way that you enjoy it?

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    #2

    Re: describing a colorful dress

    I like the phrase festival of colors. It's original. And evocative.

    Why is the outfit delicate? The material?
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    Re: describing a colorful dress

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I like the phrase festival of colors. It's original. And evocative.

    Why is the outfit delicate? The material?
    I actually meant to use "intricate". So, is this completely okay?

    The traditional garment of this region is very intricate and it is a festival of colors.

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    #4

    Re: describing a colorful dress

    Yes, intricate is okay, or elaborate.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: describing a colorful dress

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Yes, intricate is okay, or elaborate.
    Yes. I was okay with intricate. I was trying to find an interesting way to suggest the dress is really colorful.

    festival of colors
    symphony of colors

    Something like that.

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    #6

    Re: describing a colorful dress

    Perhaps:

    The dress has an intricate design. It's a festival of colors--a delight to the eye.
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    #7

    Re: describing a colorful dress

    I'm neither a native speaker nor a teacher.

    Is this the word you are looking for?

    resplendent
    attractive and impressive through being richly colorful or sumptuous.
    The traditional festival clothing is very resplendent.

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    #8

    Re: describing a colorful dress

    I suppose that's okay. But I think "festival of color" is more, um, colorful.
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    Re: describing a colorful dress

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I suppose that's okay. But I think "festival of color" is more, um, colorful.

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