festive finery

Discussion in 'WR Thesaurus' started by janinthesun, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. janinthesun New Member

    SPAIN ENGLISH
    I am looking for a better phrase for Festive finery it is too describe the dresses worn for the Day of Andalucia
     
  2. -Luvs2danceSKC-

    -Luvs2danceSKC- Junior Member

    American English
    "Festive attire".
    "Festive Dress".
    You can also substitute the word "festive" with "celebratory".

    .... I hope this helps!
     
  3. janinthesun New Member

    SPAIN ENGLISH
    Thank you yes it does, festive attire sounds perfect.
     
  4. -Luvs2danceSKC-

    -Luvs2danceSKC- Junior Member

    American English
    You are very welcome! :]
     
  5. dreamlike

    dreamlike Senior Member

    Poland
    Polish
    Isn't "festive" dispensable here?

    To my mind, "festive" as if overlaps "finery" :) Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  6. -Luvs2danceSKC-

    -Luvs2danceSKC- Junior Member

    American English
    Festive has more of a spirited, joyous, or celebratory connotation, often
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    Whereas "finery", according to your quote from Cambridge dictionary, is beautiful attire which is described as suitable for a ​
    "special occasion". The idea of a "special occasion" is more limited to a formal situation, such as dinning at a restaurant or attending a wedding.
    Therefore, the two words do not exactly overlap or mean the same thing.

    So festive finery would more likely be referencing a beautiful festive outfit such as these:

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  7. -Luvs2danceSKC-

    -Luvs2danceSKC- Junior Member

    American English
    Finery alone refers more to much more elegant clothing:

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