out·​er·​wear | \ ˈau̇-tər-ˌwer \

Definition of outerwear

1 : clothing for outdoor wear
2 : outer clothing as opposed to underwear

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From 11/24 to 11/25: 40% off everything, 50% off all outerwear, sweaters, and jeans. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "These Are the Most Amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2018," 26 Nov. 2018 The ensemble, which included outerwear from Sentaler and a frock by Aritzia, was also reminiscent of a color palette frequented by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Sports Ripped Jeans and Heels for a Casual-Chic Outing in Notting Hill," 19 Jan. 2019 The look follows in the footsteps of Balenciaga, Maison Margiela, Sacai, and more designers who walked totally oversized and layered outerwear down the runway for fall. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Wore a Red Puffer Jacket From Artizia," 18 Oct. 2018 The items, which previously would have been unsellable, range from technical Summit Series outerwear to lifestyle apparel. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "The North Face Joins the Used Gear Movement," 8 June 2018 Abercrombie: There is 50% off entire site plus an additional 15% off their best selling outerwear. Glamour, "All The Cyber Monday Fashion Deals You Need to Know," 25 Nov. 2018 Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein, the eponymous brand found initial success in its high-end outerwear and stylish sportswear. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "The Calvin Klein brand hired big-name fashion designer Raf Simons to build relevancy. Now he’s out.," 27 Dec. 2018 For their latest outing together though, Priyanka and Diana chose complementary outerwear pieces that are fit for winter. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Takes Twinning to the Next Level With Her Adorable Puppy," 16 Dec. 2018 Like items would be displayed in a boutique, Lisa likes to keep everything organized by category and color—casual items together, formal pieces together, outerwear together, and so on. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Chic Closet Is Filled With Hidden Storage Tricks," 29 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of outerwear

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of outerwear

: clothes (such as sweaters, coats, or jackets) that you wear over other clothing especially for warmth when you are outside

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