shear·​ling | \ ˈshir-liŋ How to pronounce shearling (audio) \

Definition of shearling

: skin from a recently sheared sheep or lamb that has been tanned and dressed with the wool left on

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Baldwin, on the other hand, went with baggy vinyl pants, Adidas sneakers, and a part-shearling-part-bomber jacket. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Show PDA in London Following Wedding Rumors," 17 Sep. 2018 From the Wassily chairs to the shearling sofa, the walnut accent wall and the resurfaced fireplace, Nicholas's selection of furnishings and decor were evocative of the inspiration home, yet completely his own. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Meet Nicholas Obeid, The Winner of Bravo's Best Room Wins Season Finale," 4 July 2019 Try a cozy shearling piece in a bright hue or a wool fleece in cream for windier days. Vogue, "10 Ways to Wear a Vest Without Going Full Midtown Uniform," 12 Apr. 2019 Will Vevers merge them with his signature prairie dresses and Western shearlings? Emily Farra, Vogue, "Meet the Chinese Artists Who Collaborated With Coach 1941 for Its Pre-Fall Show in Shanghai," 7 Dec. 2018 The album cover shows a bucking bronco, while promotional photography depicts Bruce wearing a shearling over a denim jacket or a flannel workcoat over a jean jacket. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Even Bruce Springsteen Has Joined The Yeehaw Agenda," 26 Apr. 2019 The eclectic effect also extended to the styling of the clothes, which included preppy tartans, marigold sweaters, sweet floral georgette dresses, and some terrific leathers and shearlings in distressed textures or juicy colors. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "Jacobs Fights the Bulls, Kors Goes for Showbiz," 15 Feb. 2018 Meanwhile, Tinie Tempah played things ever-so-slightly more low-key at London Fashion week earlier this month, wearing his pink shearling Burberry coat with a tan sweater and dark sweats from the luxury brand. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Russell Westbrook and Tinie Tempah Go Big Pink," 26 Feb. 2018 To achieve this, mix animal accents such as snakeskin finishes and leopard prints with plush fabrics like velvet and shearling. Divya Bala, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Nail Statement Style This Winter," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of shearling

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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