swim·​wear | \ ˈswim-ˌwer \

Definition of swimwear 

: clothing suitable for wear while swimming or bathing

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There’s a Pure Altitude Spa on-premises, along with a chic boutique that sells caftans, swimwear, and jewelry. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "St. Barth’s Is Back—Here’s Where to Go," 30 Nov. 2018 One side of the Malibu pop-up features Rowley’s wetsuits and swimwear, and the other side has a mix of casual, colorful staples such as T-shirts, skinny pants, trapeze dresses and silk tops. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "Cynthia Rowley brings swimwear, 'casual, cool' fashion offerings to spring/summer outpost in Malibu," 21 June 2018 Each featured his signature swimwear and summer sweaters, alongside a selection of candles, art books, and artisanal goods. Tomas Maier canvas beach tote ($480), tomasmaier.com. Sarah Bray, Town & Country, "The New NYC Store That's THE Chicest," 24 Sep. 2014 Yamamay unveiled their Sculpt swimwear collection for summer 2018 on Instagram in April, which featured Upton sporting jaw-dropping bikinis and one-pieces. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Kate Upton, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star and expecting mother, models racy lingerie," 2 Aug. 2018 On top of a headshot, be sure to get pictures of yourself from your chest up and a full body shot of yourself in swimwear or athletic gear (like a sports bra and shorts). Danielle Fox, Seventeen, "Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Model?," 17 July 2018 The capsule collection, which will become available in retail locations in 24 countries and online tomorrow, features nearly 60 pieces of apparel, swimwear, jewelry, and other accessories. Ava Feuer, Marie Claire, "Going Bananas for Prints and Pups," 6 June 2012 The Sports Illustrated swimsuit rookie, who first appeared in the magazine’s 2017 issue, has been open about her battle with depression, commitment to self-love, and new inclusive swimwear line. Kelly Bales, Allure, "Why Model Hunter McGrady Prays for the Haters," 26 July 2018 Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, there’s new swimwear line to put on your radar. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor's New Vintage-Inspired Swimwear Collection Is the One You've Been Waiting For," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of swimwear

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swimwear was in 1935

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English Language Learners Definition of swimwear

: special clothing worn for swimming

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