activewear

noun
ac·​tive·​wear | \ˈak-tiv-ˌwer \

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Revenue from denim sales dipped in its latest quarter while sales of outdoor and activewear surged 25 percent. Marley Jay, The Seattle Times, "US stocks rise as technology and health care firms lead," 13 Aug. 2018 One release might be a range of activewear but the next could be all leather goods. Kathleen Knowles, Town & Country, "Kit Keenan Talks Fast Fashion, Being an Influencer, and the Best Advice Her Mom Ever Gave Her," 17 July 2018 This would be my alarm clock every morning around 7 for the next three and a half weeks, sometimes accompanied by the drifting strains of an international activewear brand’s transatlantic Skype team meetings. Ellen Freeman, Curbed, "I lived in a Tokyo coworking space," 28 Sep. 2018 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

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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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