garments, as raincoats or overcoats, worn over other clothing for warmth or protection outdoors; overclothes.
clothing, as dresses, sweaters, or suits, worn over undergarments.

1925–30; outer + wear

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Yet, this outerwear trend is proving to be hotter than expected for fall and winter.
These outerwear pieces were paired with flared pants, which we've been seeing quite a bit of this season.
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