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

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Alala The high-end activewear brand is offering up to 50 percent off select red, white, and blue styles. Elaheh Nozari, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best 4th of July Sales to Shop This Weekend," 3 July 2019 Police are asking for the public's help locating a man accused of stealing pants and cash from an activewear store in Uptown on Friday. Maria Elena Vizcaino, Dallas News, "Dallas police looking for Uptown robbery suspect," 30 June 2019 The decision to show different body shapes and sizes on the store floor is a monumental one, considering the lack of plus-size activewear available on the market. Gianluca Russo, Glamour, "Plus-Size Mannequins Are More Than Just a Viral Moment—They’re the Future," 27 June 2019 The beloved activewear brand's first-ever skincare and beauty line just launched today. Lisa Desantis,, "We Tried Lululemon's Brand New Skincare and Beauty Line—Here's What We Thought," 18 June 2019 Ty Haney, 30, is the founder of Outdoor Voices, the colorful, often colorblocked activewear line worn by celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone and Kristen Stewart. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, "Why Outdoor Voices Founder Ty Haney Dresses Like a Grandma at the Airport," 24 May 2019 Instagram One year after debuting Good Mama denim, Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede have launched Maternity Performance, a new extension of their activewear line that focuses on mothers-to-be and new moms. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "Why Khloé Kardashian Designed Maternity Activewear for Women to Wear During and After Pregnancy," 17 May 2019 Cult-favorite activewear brand Outdoor Voices teamed up with Hoka One One to design their version of the ultimate running shoe, too. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "The Most Stylish Workout Shoes for Sneakerheads and Gym Fanatics," 12 Jan. 2019 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

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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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15 Jul 2019

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The first known use of activewear was in 1924

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