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

Definition of swimwear

: clothing suitable for wear while swimming or bathing

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The black and white Instagram showcases the two friends wearing Inamorata, the swimwear line Ratajkowski founded. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski Claps Back at Instagram Trolls Who Body-Shamed Her Friend," 14 Mar. 2019 In addition to the clothing, accessories, and swimwear Vineyard Vines is typically known for, the collection will also feature items for pets, as well as home and outdoor goods, many of which have never been produced by the brand before. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Target Is Teaming Up with Vineyard Vines on a New Collaboration That's Perfect for Summer," 28 Feb. 2019 Like your wedding, your honeymoon is the time to invest—this time, in swimwear. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Ultimate Honeymoon Packing List," 25 Jan. 2019 Fae: Fae’s Instagram-friendly swimwear is up to 70 percent off from Monday, September 3, until Wednesday, September 5. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "80+ Labor Day Sales That Are Definitely Worth Shopping This Year," 28 Aug. 2018 Sports Illustrated model Mara Martin walked at the brand's swimwear show during Miami Swim Week this year while breastfeeding her five-month-old baby. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "This Model Just Wore a Breast Pump Down the Runway at London Fashion Week," 16 Sep. 2018 In the past, she's worn everything from corset dresses to actual bras as tops and thong swimwear. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Ariel Winter Wore a Head-to-Toe Lingerie Outfit to the Golden Globes Afterparty," 7 Jan. 2019 Instead of the typical après ski gear, Jenner decided to pull out the teeniest swimwear imaginable. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Proves It’s Never Too Cold for a Bikini," 30 Dec. 2018 One model even breastfed her daughter while walking a Sports Illustrated swimwear show over the summer. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cardi B Breastfeeds in Her Insanely Epic "Money" Music Video," 21 Dec. 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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