pant·​suit | \ ˈpant-ˌsüt How to pronounce pantsuit (audio) \

Definition of pantsuit

: a woman's ensemble consisting usually of a long jacket and pants of the same material

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pantsuited \ ˈpant-​ˌsü-​təd How to pronounce pantsuited (audio) \ adjective

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At Chanel, for example, a pantsuit with a Sherlock Holmes–like cape top was given a twist via its fuchsia hue, while Tom Ford’s soft pink column dress was toughened up with chains. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Fall’s 50 Shades . . . of Pink," 27 Mar. 2019 Also on offer will be the Ballancer Pro, an inflating compression full-body pantsuit (practically made for Instagram), which is said to encourage lymphatic drainage, increase circulation, and reduce swelling. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "London’s Favorite Celebrity Facialist Opens a New Skin-Care Studio in Tribeca," 24 Aug. 2018 In honor of the premiere of Serena Williams‘ new HBO docuseries, Being Serena, supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid stepped out on the red carpet in N.Y.C. sporting matching pantsuits. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Gigi and Bella Hadid Sport Coordinating Pantsuits with 'S' Brooches at Being Serena Premiere," 26 Apr. 2018 Up-to-There Minis There’s much to be said about the casual, cool ease of a caftan or a pantsuit, but the idea of wearing a genuinely hot miniskirt—and not with sneakers!—suddenly feels fresh. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The Biggest Street-Style Trends of Fall 2019," 13 Mar. 2019 Dern, on the other hand, wore a bright red pantsuit over a simple white t-shirt. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern Went Christmas Shopping Together in Coordinating Outfits in LA," 23 Dec. 2018 The Voice coach appeared in a black pantsuit with a large train, and people had a lot of thoughts about both her outfit and her song. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'The Voice' Star Jennifer Hudson Is Getting Intense Reactions to Her Oscars Performance," 25 Feb. 2019 Or a pantsuit, but that can come off as too Hillary Clinton? Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Stop Telling Women What to Wear to Work," 5 Dec. 2018 Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, has been routinely criticized for wearing pantsuits. Anna North, Vox, "America’s sexist obsession with what women politicians wear, explained," 3 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of pantsuit

1964, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pantsuit

US : a woman's suit consisting of a jacket and pants that are made of the same material

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