un·​wear·​able ˌən-ˈwer-ə-bəl How to pronounce unwearable (audio)
: unable or unsuitable to be worn : not wearable
… this one simple repair can restore an unwearable garment to all its former glory.Lindsley Cameron
… clothes that are conceptually brilliant—but, alas, completely unwearable.Vogue

Examples of unwearable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, another 1,000 pounds of unwearable items were donated to clothing recycling centers as part of their efforts to reduce textile waste. Rick Mauch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 May 2024 While her nails overall remained shiny, the gel began to chip the day after leaving our testing lab and became unwearable by day four, eventually lending itself to an easy removal process. Kate Watson, Peoplemag, 16 Mar. 2024 McFarland breathes new life into seemingly unwearable shoes from his shop in Lakeland, Fla. Making a very well loved pair of Birkenstocks like new again🙂 ... Sydney Page, Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2024 And then there was the Diesel micro-miniskirt that went viral last year, mostly for being completely unwearable. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 12 July 2023 Natural ingredients help to preserve the quality of your wardrobe while leaving a pleasant scent without being overpowering and making clothes unwearable. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2023 On Monday, Jones — founder of House of Bones — was slammed for botching Beador's look, Page Six Style reporting that the Orange County Housewife, 57, was forced to change her outfit at the season 16 reunion taping as a result of Jones' design allegedly being unwearable. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, 22 Mar. 2022 But once an item is damaged or unwearable, it is upcycled into new products. Kaitlin Marks, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2023 Glasses are forgotten or broken (or resented); contacts are uncomfortable and unwearable without cleaning solution; refractive surgery carries risks and the results are not always permanent. Sarah Anderson, Discover Magazine, 27 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unwearable was circa 1775

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“Unwearable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwearable. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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