while we are on the Topic of overworked words (yes- we are),
How overworked is that one?
what defines, who defines? is there really that much CHIC in the world?
here is my example of CHIC. anyone Not meeting the visual standards of this particular woman is not CHIC, likely many other lovely things
No, Not CHIC.
Amy Fine Collins painted by Ike Ude
C H I C -
1856, from Fr., originally "subtlety," perhaps related to Ger. schick "tact, skill," from M.L.G. schikken "arrange appropriately;" or from Fr. chicane, from chicanerie.
"elimination is the secret of chic." Harper's Bazaar
in other words less More.
photograph by Nick Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com
see more Collins Chic here