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n.b. a dress is one type of outfit worn by a woman or a girl; dress (no article) is a style of clothing (e.g. formal dress)
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did not fit into their surroundings/did not look the part
Explanation: But, what you really need to know is the meaning of the negative phrase "wouldn't have looked out of place" .
This means that they would have looked the part in the Court of Louis XIV, i.e, their clothing was suggestive of that era
Carol Gullidge United Kingdom Local time: 18:18 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 56
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