un·​der·​gar·​ment | \ ˌən-dər-ˌgär-mənt How to pronounce undergarment (audio) \

Definition of undergarment

: a garment to be worn under another

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Alas, the momentum kept building: Kirk Miller of Linder NYC used both the Spring 2018 and Spring 2019 runways to pair low-rise bottoms with visible bikini bottoms or undergarments. Anne T. Donahue, Glamour, "Low-Rise Jeans Are Coming Back—And That's OK," 18 Jan. 2019 The undergarment brings us together, lifting and tightening all of our loose bits. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Buying and Wearing a Corset in The Era of #MeToo," 25 July 2018 And when some fashion editors started suggesting low rise jeans were going to make a come back in 2019, people started to fear for the worst: the accompanying return of visible undergarments. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "The World's Most Comfortable Thongs, According to Glamour Editors," 4 Apr. 2019 To keep things modest on the red carpet, Stone wore nude undergarments (or perhaps a bodysuit?) under the sheer ensemble and finished the look with a pair of metallic strappy heels. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Emma Stone Looks Radiant in a Sheer Louis Vuitton Gown at the Venice Film Festival," 31 Aug. 2018 The pieces can be worn as undergarments or as actual clothing, so all the fabrications have dual purpose. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Will Include a Mary Katrantzou Capsule Collection," 4 Oct. 2018 Alana Clark, a 21-year-old senior at Virginia Tech, is one of more than 200 college students across the country using their Instagram accounts to promote Victoria’s Secret Pink sportswear and undergarments. Claire Ballentine, The Seattle Times, "The hot college gig: online brand promoter," 1 Sep. 2018 David Cross to perform at Utah college despite protests after 'deeply offensive' pic in Mormon undergarments. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump suggests he 'could run' Mueller probe; MTV's VMAs turn into Trump bash-fest," 21 Aug. 2018 Both looks were totally sheer and revealed the models' undergarments, though, at this point, the girls are professionals at baring it all. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner Wore Sheer Alberta Ferretti Outfits on the Spring '19 Runway," 19 Sep. 2018

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1530, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of undergarment

somewhat old-fashioned : a piece of underwear


un·​der·​gar·​ment | \ ˈən-dər-ˌgär-mənt How to pronounce undergarment (audio) \

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: a garment to be worn under another

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