swim·wear | \ˈswim-ˌwer \

Definition of swimwear 

: clothing suitable for wear while swimming or bathing

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Réard’s innovation wasn’t the first to split women’s traditional swimwear in two. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "A scandalous, two-piece history of the bikini," 6 July 2018 Now, more than ever, the men's swimwear market is a labyrinth of colors, patterns, shapes, and, most confusingly, a variety of different lengths. Liza Corsillo, GQ, "These Are the Swim Trunks Women Want You to Wear," 2 July 2018 Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, a DJ and model, who is the daughter of Amanda de Cadenet and John Taylor, has teamed up with swimwear brand LPA to create a collection of swimsuits made for all body types. 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 Lopez paired her swimwear with her toned arms, and Rodriguez sported some sunscreen around his eye area. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "From Beyoncé to Gigi Hadid, these hot celeb summer vacations will make you jealous," 6 July 2018 Limited edition in-store exclusives, like a goop x Cynthia Rowley swimwear collection, will pop up within the pop-up. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "8 Pop-Ups to Seek Out in the Hamptons This Summer," 25 May 2018 The Resort-ready swimwear collection is full of the bright colors, fun prints and gorgeous patterns that the iconic brand is known and loved for – and with easy mix-and-match separates, the possibilities of cute swimsuit combos are endless. Kami Phillips, PEOPLE.com, "Get Excited! Lilly Pulitzer is Launching Swimsuits and They're Really Cute," 14 Feb. 2018 The latter is thanks to Tone It Up’s new fashion collaborations, released last month, of colorful workout clothes and swimwear, priced from $27-$176 and available at toneitup.com. Tara Paniogue, latimes.com, "Tone It Up brand offers '70s summer vibe and more with new activewear and swimwear collaborations," 11 July 2018 Picture the palette of the Mediterranean shore, which is precisely where some of swimwear’s most thoughtful designers found their cues. Christine Whitney, WSJ, "The Best Alternatives to the Boring Black Swimsuit," 11 July 2018

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of swimwear

: special clothing worn for swimming

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