lounge·​wear | \ ˈlau̇nj-ˌwer How to pronounce loungewear (audio) \

Definition of loungewear

: informal clothing usually designed to be worn at home

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The native Parisian spent nearly two decades in New York City, first attending design school at Parsons and later, launching two fashion companies: Thread Bridesmaid, a bridal collection, and later the loungewear and lingerie line, Dessous. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Lingerie Designer Found Creative Freedom in Nashville After Working in New York for 20 Years," 6 Feb. 2019 Dunne suggests using plenty of candles, especially tealights, for an ambient vibe, while also cozying up in your favorite loungewear. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "The 8 Best Lessons I Learned Living the Lagom Life," 31 Oct. 2018 Most mastectomy patients directed me to AnaOno, which is a line of lingerie and loungewear specifically designed for women like me. Suzanne Zuppello, SELF, "How I Found the Right Bras After Mastectomy and Reconstruction," 25 Oct. 2018 Broadly speaking, across time and generations, JAPs favor loungewear and matchy-matchy sets. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.," 5 Dec. 2018 The loungewear fits the deliciously excessive mood, as in a set of plush drawstring pants with slits up to the hips and a turtleneck-meets-tunic with an inverted cutout that dips to the breastbone. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "A Former Cardi B Video Vixen Has Created the Most Instagrammable Loungewear Brand of the Year," 26 Sep. 2018 Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land to debut her second season of Savage x Fenty lingerie and loungewear. Fox News, "Rihanna surprises fans with Gigi and Bella Hadid in her Savage X Fenty runway show," 13 Sep. 2018 As a writer who works from the comfort of her one-bedroom apartment—and often spends hours/days/weeks without really seeing other people—loungewear has become my new obsession. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "I Basically Live in Loungewear—Here Are 7 Pieces I’m Loving Right Now," 12 Sep. 2018 Her many, many character flaws aside, the lady had an eye for glamorous loungewear. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Unintentional Style Icon: Miss Agatha Hannigan," 19 Dec. 2014

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First Known Use of loungewear

circa 1957, in the meaning defined above

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