ac·​tive·​wear | \ ˈak-tiv-ˌwer How to pronounce activewear (audio) \

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On top of that, the coating on dryer sheets can make towels less absorbent and wear away the wicking abilities on socks and activewear, CNET reports. Megan Schaltegger, House Beautiful, "Here’s Why You Need to Stop Using Dryer Sheets ASAP," 30 Apr. 2019 Candice Huffine is a runner with her own line of size-inclusive activewear. Hilary George-parkin, Glamour, "What's Holding Victoria's Secret Back From Body Diversity on the Runway?," 9 Nov. 2018 The 9-piece activewear line is inspired by strength, wellness, and mindful living, and features leggings, bralettes, and more. Teen Vogue, "Aerie Released Its Activewear Collection Designed by Aly Raisman," 4 Apr. 2019 Jordyn has her own clothing line, SECNDNTURE, an activewear brand, as well as a collab with false eyelashes brand Eylure. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Jordyn Woods' Net Worth is Still Insane Even Without Kylie Jenner's Support," 3 Apr. 2019 Finally, there’s nothing like a sleek new look to revive your fitness drive, and Aeance’s high-performance activewear is a killer upgrade from the plain white tee. Monica Kim, Vogue, "5 Inspiring Ways to Keep Your Workout Game Strong This Month," 12 Jan. 2018 Prepare to never wear anything but activewear and sneakers again, because Beyoncé is joining forces with Adidas. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé and Adidas Announce New Partnership and the Relaunch of Ivy Park," 4 Apr. 2019 Rihanna has seen success with her ongoing Fenty x Puma line, her creeper sneakers most notably selling out on the regular; Puma also recently partnered with Selena Gomez on activewear. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Beyhive, Rejoice! Adidas and Beyoncé Are Teaming Up on a Cool New Label," 4 Apr. 2019 French buyout firm Eurazeo is injecting $25 million in Bandier Corp. to fuel the activewear retailer’s growth. Jaweon Kang, WSJ, "Activewear Retailer Bandier Collects $34.4 Million from Eurazeo, C Ventures," 28 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of activewear

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for activewear

active entry 1 + -wear (as in sportswear, underwear)

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