athwear noun clothing designed for sport and exercise
Going down: referring to your ‘gym gear’ It’s ‘athwear’ now, and old T-shirts are most definitely not OK.
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 29 November 2014]
Shifts in lifestyle are also as important as catwalk trends, and the rise in status of workout clothing is reflected both in a new range of high-tech sports bras, and in “athwear” detailing in fashion ranges: a silky vest has mesh segments and white piping, while silky tracksuit bottoms are styled with high heels.
[http://www.fashionandstyle.org/ 19 November 2014]
lumbersexual noun a man who affects a hearty, outdoorsy style of dress
Boys, chuck out the moisturiser! It’s out with the ‘metrosexual’ and in with our latest crush the ‘lumbersexual’ (wood chopping skills not essential).
[www.dailymail.co.uk 14 November 2014]
waist training noun the deliberate narrowing of one’s waist, achieved by wearing a tight corset
Last week, Kim Kardashian Instagrammed yet another picture of herself in a corset with the caption: ‘Really obsessed with weight training.’
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 24.11.14]
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