The little black dress is “like armor” in the sense that it bestows confidence on its wearer, Steele says.
Wintour is, simply, a great arbiter and wearer of style: She should make the list.
The Horcrux causes turmoil in its wearer, leading Ron to storm off when he believes Harry and Hermione are having an affair.
A "social design lab" has created a line of dresses that become see-through when the wearer gets “excited.”
It also sends an emergency text to the wearer's family with its GPS location.
Among all its bad influences, the black veil had the one desirable effect, of making its wearer a very efficient clergyman.
The upholsterer should so fill the pad that the wearer will have difficulty in balancing it.
But I doubt,” said the purser, “whether either they or their wearer be good enough to die.
This kept the wearer of the suit always in an upright, head-up position.
This range of color will, of course, be chosen from, in accordance with the age of the wearer.
Old English werian "to clothe, put on," from Proto-Germanic *wazjanan (cf. Old Norse verja, Old High German werian, Gothic gawasjan "to clothe"), from PIE *wes- "to clothe" (cf. Sanskrit vaste "he puts on," vasanam "garment;" Avestan vah-; Greek esthes "clothing," hennymi "to clothe," eima "garment;" Latin vestire "to clothe;" Welsh gwisgo, Breton gwiska; Old English wæstling "sheet, blanket;" Hittite washshush "garments," washanzi "they dress").
The Germanic forms "were homonyms of the vb. for 'prevent, ward off, protect' (Goth. warjan, O.E. werian, etc.), and this was prob. a factor in their early displacement in most of the Gmc. languages" [Buck]. Shifted from a weak verb (past tense and past participle wered) to a strong one (past tense wore, past participle worn) in 14c. on analogy of rhyming strong verbs such as bear and tear.
Secondary sense of "use up, gradually damage" (late 13c.) is from effect of continued use on clothes. To be the worse for wear is attested from 1782; noun phrase wear and tear is first recorded 1660s.
"action of wearing" (clothes), mid-15c., from wear (v.). Meaning "what one wears" is 1570s. To be the worse for wear is attested from 1782; noun phrase wear and tear is first recorded 1660s, implying the sense "process of being degraded by use."