Babydoll-dress meaning

bābē-dŏl
A usually sleeveless or short-sleeved dress having a waistline that is just below the bust and a loose, gathered skirt that ends above the knee.
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Origin of babydoll-dress

  • After the film Baby Doll (1956), in which American actress Carroll Baker wore a loose, short-sleeved dress with a high hemline

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition