|A typically déshabillé pin-up of Alberto Vargas|
Noun. Also des-, dés-, déshabillé. Late 17th-century.
[French déshabillé use as noun of past participle of déshabiller undress, from des- + habiller to dress.]
1 The state of being casually or only partially dressed. Chiefly in in dishabille, en déshabillé. L17
2 A garment or costume of a casual or informal style. L17
|Lt. Col. John Churchill (1906-1996) - also known as 'Mad Jack'|
For example, if you wish to fully equip your déshabillé with its French pronunciation and companion diacritics, this is probably more suited to the risqué states of undress found in the likes of an Alberto Vargas pin-up girl.
And finally, we land at the Homeresque brand of dishabille - sitting around in your Y-fronts - for which we would dispense with all French pronunciation, fancy diacritics, and notions of eroticism. D'oh!
Are there any other forms of partial undress to which we can apply dishabille?
Do any of the above forms particularly appeal to you?
Do please dress down your most bare-faced comments in the changing box below.