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Suits

body stocking

noun

a piece of tight clothing worn especially by dancers that covers your body from your neck to your feet

business suit

noun

a formal suit that someone wears for work

catsuit

noun

a piece of women’s clothing with long sleeves and legs that fits tightly over the body

jumpsuit

noun

a tight piece of clothing that covers the body and legs, and sometimes the arms

lounge suit

noun

an ordinary man’s suit consisting of jacket and trousers

morning dress

noun

a man’s formal suit worn on formal occasions

morning suit

noun

a man’s formal suit worn on formal occasions

onesie

noun

a one-piece item of clothing made of soft material and covering the whole body. It is usually worn for sleeping or relaxing, especially by young people.

pantsuit

noun

a trouser suit

safari suit

noun

an informal suit made of light-coloured cloth, worn in hot weather

suit

noun

a set of clothes made from the same cloth, usually a jacket with trousers or a skirt

three-piece suit

noun

a set of clothes that consists of a jacket, trousers, and waistcoat made from the same cloth

trouser suit

noun

a pair of trousers with a jacket of the same material and style, worn by women

tux

noun

a tuxedo

tuxedo

noun

a dinner suit

tweeds

noun

a suit made from tweed

zoot suit

noun

a suit worn in the 1940s that consisted of a long jacket with big shoulders and trousers that were loose at the top and narrow at the bottom

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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