tailored or fitted dress?

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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"?
 

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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"?


'tailored' implies it's been designed for the wearers particular needs, as does 'fitted'.
 

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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."
 

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Thank you :)

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?
 
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Longman Exams Dictionary says: "a piece of clothing that is tailored is made to fit very well"
That is the way I understood the word until I read the first post. A google search of advertisements since then suggests that many companies selling 'tailored dresses' use the word to suggest that the garment has been made by professional tailors. The implication is that they have not been mass-produced by machines.
is there any connection between "tailored" and the price of clothes?
It would seem so.
 

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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"
or
"I saw a fitted dress"
 
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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.
 
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