suit·​ing | \ ˈsü-tiŋ \

Definition of suiting

1 : fabric for suits
2 : a suit of clothes

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This idea trickled down into the collections of designers who took the traditional codes of menswear—crisp suiting and shirting—and strapped a harness on top. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Virgil Abloh, Michael Jackson, and the History of the Male Fashion Harness," 17 Jan. 2019 But these days the former missile technician, who makes modern suiting and futurist sportswear, looks ahead at the consequences that can come with those advancements. Wilbert L. Cooper, WSJ, "Why Men Are Looking to Space for Style Tips," 11 Sep. 2018 In keeping with general trends in men’s fashion, attendees who favor streetwear over dandified suiting have also developed a taste for the outlandish. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Inside the Bizarre Life of a Male Street-Style Star," 14 Jan. 2019 Wildfang: Show your wild feminist pride—and support the ones around you—with suiting, tees, and more from Wildfang. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "80+ Labor Day Sales That Are Definitely Worth Shopping This Year," 28 Aug. 2018 The Menswear Mid-show, a parade of male models in various styles of suiting came out. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "10 Key Things to Know From Riccardo Tisci’s 134-Look Burberry Debut," 17 Sep. 2018 Actress and director Tracee Ellis Ross, who has donned suits in just about every color of the rainbow, demonstrates that one needn’t commit to just one style of suiting. Hayley Phelan, WSJ, "The Rebellious New Power Suit for Women," 30 Aug. 2018 Or, perhaps women just want to put on a pretty dress and possibly frolic in an open field of lavender after so many seasons of masculine suiting and oversized sweatshirts. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hang Up Your Hoodies, The Fashion Fairy Nymph Is Here," 10 Aug. 2018 Thanks to the likes of Harry Styles and Cate Blanchett, playful suiting is having a moment. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Would You Wear a Shorts Suit?," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of suiting

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of suiting was in 1883

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English Language Learners Definition of suiting

: cloth that is used in making suits

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