un·​wear·​able | \ ˌən-ˈwer-ə-bəl How to pronounce unwearable (audio) \

Definition of unwearable

: 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 The right pair of warm winter tights can make an outfit go from unwearable to seasonally appropriate in seconds, but finding a pair that’ll block the chill while also looking stylish isn’t easy. Lauren Caruso, CNN Underscored, "Winter tights that are equal parts stylish and cozy," 4 Nov. 2020 At present, superfluous, unwearable clothes have no purpose in a closet. Rachel Besser, Vogue, "Feels Like A Steal: An Affordable Designer Dress That Can Be Worn Multiple Ways," 22 Oct. 2020 Some items being touted online promise high filtration scores, but the material would be unwearable. New York Times, "What’s the Best Material for a Mask?," 5 Apr. 2020 Almost always, that merchandise is corny and unwearable. Yang-yi Goh, GQ, "The Best Part of the World Cup Might Be the Menswear," 15 June 2018 Its mixture of materials (suede, carbon fiber, neoprene) feels super futuristic, but not in an unwearable way. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Alexander Wang and Adidas Are Back from the Future," 14 May 2018 Ninety-nine percent of fashion week trends fall into camp unwearable, but the look at Tibi was different. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Call Me Crazy, But I Can't Stop Wearing Brown Blush," 23 Apr. 2018 Highly unwearable and entirely unaffordable, but a BFD. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "The Best and Craziest Pre-Game Fits of the 2017-18 NBA Season (So Far)," 17 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unwearable

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Unwearable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwearable. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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