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  • n. Clothing designed to be worn in a business environment.


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business +‎ -wear


  • My gut reaction is that you look very Jewish, not like a Middle Eastern studies professor, but perhaps more like a businesswear buyer for Saks in Manhattan.

    Leila for Vice President

  • My only hypothesis for this is that the really high-performance clothes are expensive--not more expensive than formal businesswear is, but I think most people have the expectation that casual clothing will be cheap.

    Wear what when?

  • My mother wants me to go to a personal shopper at Rich's and get businesswear, so I don't think she'll be too delighted about my vacation plans.

    anne-jumps Diary Entry

  • I have less of a problem requiring business-casual wear (and businesswear in some situations) in an office environment where clients are around, where the interactions are fairly formal and where the employees are well-compensated enough to afford a set of work clothes.

    feminist blogs

  • And that's just for businesswear, which these days is primarily worn for interviewing, client meetings, and court.

    feminist blogs

  • (Side note: most actual, non-harassment-like compliments I have received have occurred when I was wearing goody-two-shoes vintage-style dresses, or else super-sharp businesswear).


  • Microsoft's latest Xbox Live avatar clothing update adds a fine selection of businesswear to at long last bring the workplace into your home.

    *Shacknews* Games

  • You guys, Lt. LaGuerta busts out the most insane collection of day-glo pastel businesswear you've ever seen in your life.

    Television Without Pity

  • Designs featured at the show ran the gamut from frilly lingerie to streetwear and businesswear.


  • According to the CEO of AWI, the success of the business suits has inspired development in ladieswear and corporate businesswear, since time-pressed professionals are attracted to the convenience of garments that don't have to be dry-cleaned.

    NY Daily News


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