Which one is more correct to say? “Sit” or “Sitting”?

  • The sit of her dress was perfect.
  • The sitting of her dress was perfect.

I didn’t know that “sit” could be a noun form of the verb “to sit”. I’ve been using “sitting” so far, but I came across “sit” as a noun form in this sentence. I don’t know which one is more suitable to use.


Sit is to the dress as lay is to the land. I believe I heard my grandmother (b. 1881, d. 1981) use this idiom to refer to the fit and arrangement of a dress on the wearer in a seated position.

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