Chic: fashionable and elegant

Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,

I've done a lot of research on the word "chic" (my definition: fashionable and elegant). But, I'm not sure if it's used in everyday conversation (in American English or British). My question: does "chic" sound natural/correct in the examples I made below?

a. Mary is so chic. I love the way she dresses, talks, and walks.
b. John you look so chic tonight. You are even more handsome than usual.
c. Her car is chic, her house is chic, her perfume is chic. I think I'm in love with this chic girl.

Thank you in advance!
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    It's fine in (a) and (b). It seems rather overused in (c), though. Also, cars aren't really the sort of thing that can normally be chic (except, I guess, for the Chic).
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