apparel

Apparel is just another word for what you wear. Hopefully the apparel you wear to work — suits and heels — is very different from the apparel you wear on the weekends — pajama pants and bunny slippers.

The noun apparel got its start from the Latin apparare, meaning to “prepare, make ready,” or ad-particulare, meaning “to put things together.” In the mid 13th century it evolved into a verb meaning “to equip.” It wasn’t until the next century that people began to use apparel as both a verb meaning “to attire” and as a noun meaning garments or clothing. Said 17th century British writer Thomas Fuller, “…Apparel shapes: but it's money that finishes the man.”

Definitions of apparel
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n clothing in general

“she was refined in her choice of apparel
Synonyms:
clothes, dress, wearing apparel
Types:
workwear
heavy-duty clothes for manual or physical work
blue jean, denim, jean
(usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
work-shirt
heavy-duty shirts worn for manual or physical work
Type of:
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable
a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

v provide with clothes or put clothes on

Synonyms:
clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog
dress, get dressed
put on clothes
Antonyms:
discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress
get undressed
disinvest, divest, strip, undress
remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
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Types:
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prim, prim out, prim up
dress primly
cover, wrap up
clothe, as if for protection from the elements
jacket
put a jacket on
frock
put a frock on
shirt
put a shirt on
habit
put a habit on
vesture
provide or cover with a cloak
overclothe, overdress
dress too warmly
underdress
dress without sufficient warmth
corset
dress with a corset
shoe
furnish with shoes
coat
cover or provide with a coat
costume, dress up
dress in a costume
robe, vest
clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
gown
dress in a gown
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

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