formalwear

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formal +‎ wear

Noun[edit]

formalwear ‎(uncountable)

  1. Clothing suited to formal occasions
    • 2007 April 10, Claudia La Rocco, “Austerity Meets Agitation While the Night City Glitters”, in New York Times[1]:
      With their hair half up, and dressed demurely in black formalwear, they seemed like lost girls and conveyed little beyond a vague sense of urgency and dread; sure technicians all, they are not yet artists able to make their lashing limbs and inscrutable gestures mean something.

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