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formalwear

[fawr-muh l-wair] /ˈfɔr məlˌwɛər/
noun
1.
clothing designed for or customarily worn on formal occasions, as tuxedos and evening gowns.
Compare evening dress.
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  • They dress in vintage formalwear instead of storm trooper costumes.
  • In the spring, donate new or gently-used formalwear so teens in foster care can dress up for prom and graduation events.

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