sleep·​wear | \ˈslēp-ˌwer \

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Keep reading for some of best sleepwear Amazon shoppers wear for a night of sweet dreams. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "13 Best-Selling Pajama Sets on Amazon Right Now," 1 Nov. 2018 Sizes range from 32A to 40DDD in bras and XS to 3X in undies and sleepwear. Fox News, "Rihanna surprises fans with Gigi and Bella Hadid in her Savage X Fenty runway show," 13 Sep. 2018 With sizes spanning from 32A to 40DDD in bras and XS to 3X in undies and sleepwear, Savage X Fenty is one of the most inclusive lingerie brands on the market. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Rihanna's Savage X Fenty New York Fashion Week Show Celebrated Women," 13 Sep. 2018 And then there are the actual sleepwear labels, like the Sleeper, based in Ukraine, and London’s Three Graces, which tout the appeal of wearing their wares beyond the bedroom. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "The Case for Wearing Nightgowns All Day," 2 Aug. 2018 Look for something everyone needs or appreciates, like luxe cashmere sleepwear. Amy Preiser, ELLE Decor, "How To Shop Last-Minute (For Gifts That Look Anything But)," 17 Dec. 2013 Beiler says that her brand provides timeless basics such as sleepwear, swimwear and plain cotton pieces. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This Lake Country children's clothing store started then grew online. Now, it has a storefront in Delafield.," 12 July 2018 Intimissimi Select women’s intimates and sleepwear styles are 50 percent off until Wednesday, July 4. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "All the 4th of July Sales Worth Shopping This Year," 3 July 2018 Others include harmful items such as drugs and weapons, along with sleepwear such as air mattresses and luggage, as singers are prohibited from camping at the audition site overnight. Claire Wolters,, "'American Idol' auditions set for Sept. 6 in Philly," 7 June 2018

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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