ac·tive·wear | \ˈak-tiv-ˌwer \

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Beyond Yoga All activewear at Beyond Yoga is 30 percent off—even sale items! Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "All the 4th of July Sales Worth Shopping This Year," 3 July 2018 The brand will no doubt want to use Federer and his reputation as one of the world's most stylish men to sell much more than polos and shorts for customers to play tennis in—especially in the new world of style where activewear is everyday wear. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Roger Federer Officially Leaves Nike for Uniqlo," 2 July 2018 The first-ever release of the Yung-1, in a gray and white colorway, is exclusively dropping as part of a collection of activewear that costs $1,500. The collection comes from Wardrobe. Cam Wolf, GQ, "To Get These New Adidas Sneakers, You Just Need to Spend $1,500 on Other Clothes," 12 June 2018 The pop star styles her newest crop of activewear with actress Yara Shahidi, 16; 17-year-old model Selah Marley, daughter of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley; and model Sophie Koella, 18. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé, Yara Shahidi and Selah Marley Front the New Ivy Park Campaign," 1 Feb. 2017 Some people say that good activewear can convince them to work out more. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "You Need This: I Don't Really Exercise, But I Love Outdoor Voices' Exercise Dress," 27 June 2018 Not only is there a lack of representation of diverse body shapes and sizes within the fitness world, but most activewear apparel lines don’t include plus size clothing. Teen Vogue, "Plus Size Model Candice Huffine Thinks Fitness Is the Next Frontier for Inclusivity," 12 June 2018 Indeed, stores filled 38% of items ordered online, making more efficient use of inventory, and Kohl’s bet on activewear paid huge dividends with sales there rising 30%. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "How Kohl's Intends to Keep Its New Found Momentum," 11 Jan. 2018 The new direction points to an interesting conundrum for activewear brands in the age of athleisure. Nora Caplan-bricker, Outside Online, "Ty Haney Is the Queen of Athleisure," 5 June 2018

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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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