swim·​wear | \ ˈswim-ˌwer How to pronounce swimwear (audio) \

Definition of swimwear

: clothing suitable for wear while swimming or bathing

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BohoHunter’s Colombian swimwear at their Wynwood boutique is my all-time favorite. Shayne Benowitz, miamiherald, "Four local couples share their favorite summer activities, while making new memories with INDULGE," 4 June 2019 The Graham girls frolicked along the Punta Cana beaches to capture their sisterly bond all while clad in cute swimwear including mesh one-shoulder piece to die for. Teen Vogue, "Meet Ashley Graham’s Little Sister Abigail Who Stars In Her New Campaign For Swimsuits For All," 21 May 2019 Krahs shared some photos of Selena in the swimwear on their Instagram page. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Selena Gomez Drops a Sexy Swimwear Line That Helps Conceal Surgical Scars and Everything Is Under $50," 3 May 2019 In one of them, Selena talks about her experience designing the swimwear. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Selena Gomez Drops a Sexy Swimwear Line That Helps Conceal Surgical Scars and Everything Is Under $50," 3 May 2019 Though that pressure to look a certain, limited way may exist in society, swimwear brands like Swimsuits For All and Torrid are working toward changing that. Glamour, "Body Positive Pool Parties Like the One in Shrill Really Exist," 8 Apr. 2019 The photos featured different sultry angles of the model's orange swimwear. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Rapper Iggy Azalea poses nude to promote new music," 4 Aug. 2018 Online vaporwave brand Publicspace has just launched a collection of swimwear that mimics the look of the popular flavored sparkling water. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "LaCroix swimsuits are here to add a little fizz to your summer vacation," 16 May 2018 Currently, on Church’s website, fans can even buy pieces like T-shirts, spandex pants, and swimwear that feature his creations, most of which are made up of exaggerated, cartoonish faces. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Here’s How Patrick Church Turned a Simple Ballet Flat Into a Piece of Art," 17 Apr. 2019

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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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