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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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 These were the sportswear brand’s heydays, and Laitinen remembers Finland’s famed ski jumpers in neon pink and yellow Terinit coveralls. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Rolf Ekroth, a Rising Finn, Scores Big With a Double Debut at Pitti Uomo," 10 Jan. 2019 And Fabletics, an active sportswear brand co-founded by celebrity Kate Hudson, aims to quadruple the number to 100. Anne D'innocenzio, The Seattle Times, "Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores," 12 Dec. 2018 As her career blossomed, Holmes ditched the sweetness but kept her love of all-American sportswear. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Katie Holmes Turns 40! A Look Back at her Evolution from Dawson’s Creek Ingenue to All-American Style Maven," 18 Dec. 2018

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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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