sports·​wear | \ ˈspȯrts-ˌwer How to pronounce sportswear (audio) \

Definition of sportswear

: clothing suitable for recreation broadly : clothing designed for casual or informal wear

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After working in the music industry for 25 years, Ivery was recently named the Creative Director of STLA, a luxury sportswear brand by Sergio Tecchini. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Ellen Pompeo’s Husband Chris Ivery Doesn't Watch 'Grey's Anatomy' and We Totally Get It," 1 Mar. 2019 On paper, the loud shell suits popularized by eighties sportswear, with their colorful nylon and baggy fit, definitely fit that bill. Ana Colon, Glamour, "Eighties-Style Shell Suits Are Here to Replace Your Track Pant Obsession," 17 July 2018 Science Daily - Ralph Lauren is finally giving ladies the Polo treatment—the brand will launch a version of the famous men's sportswear line this fall. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Will Virtual Models Take a Turn Down the Runway?," 7 Aug. 2014 The sportswear company didn’t respond on its Twitter account on June 9 or June 10. Khadeeja Safdar, WSJ, "Meet Under Armour CEO’s Unusual Adviser: An MSNBC Anchor," 21 Feb. 2019 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 But Versace’s edginess also sits at the opposite end of the fashion spectrum from the Michael Kors aesthetic of classic American sportswear. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, "Michael Kors Woos Versace in Push for Foothold in High Fashion," 24 Sep. 2018 That was also why Berluti for me was so interesting right now ,to accept as a challenge because there is such a tendency towards the street and the sportswear at the moment. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "The Challenge of Freedom: Kris Van Assche on Rebooting Berluti," 17 Jan. 2019 The value of the global market for sportswear should grow roughly 18% by 2022, Euromonitor data shows. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Adidas Has Taken Its Eye Off the Ball at Home," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of sportswear

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sportswear was in 1903

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English Language Learners Definition of sportswear

: clothes that people wear for playing sports
chiefly US : comfortable clothes that people wear for informal activities

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