Definition of beachwear in English:



  • [mass noun] Clothing suitable for wearing on the beach, though not necessarily for swimming in.

    ‘there's no water in sight, although beachwear is the fashion of the day’
    • ‘Summer's finally here and that means that not only is it time to go shopping for beachwear and party clothes, but it's also the perfect time to accessorize!’
    • ‘Her gain in confidence has influenced her to be a bit more daring in her holiday beachwear and so she has included a selection of three bikinis in her suitcase.’
    • ‘The museum and galleries service is still looking for holiday items from the 1970s to the present day, including beachwear, buckets and spades, for the exhibition.’
    • ‘She dressed in her most fashionable beachwear and waited for Matt's Corvette to pull up into her driveway.’
    • ‘You're looking at beachwear, I'm looking at some shirts and we're not even remotely thinking about jeans.’
    • ‘Over the years, I've had to accept our continental cousins' lack of decorum when it comes to beachwear, but time was when the inhibited British could be relied on to know what is decent.’
    • ‘Once he had chosen suitable beachwear for himself, they were ready to go.’
    • ‘Sand castle competitions and beachwear don't often make an appearance in town centres, but they were all the rage over the bank holiday weekend.’
    • ‘Trousers reached a wider audience first as beachwear, then for leisure pursuits and also in the form of pyjamas.’
    • ‘Liz also admitted her career as a film producer was on hold at the launch last month of her first fashion range - a collection of beachwear..’
    • ‘Fashion took a dive into the deep blue on September 24, drawing inspiration from sea-faring myth and hyper-trendy beachwear for summer collections that revealed as much as they covered.’
    • ‘An additional incentive for fans with families will be a Beach Party promotion with a $500 prize to be won by a racegoer dressed in suitable beachwear.’
    • ‘In lieu of a gown and tux, however, you may opt to dress in casual, colorful beachwear or semi-formal evening wear.’
    • ‘Despite the fact that it was the middle of winter, most of the people on the island still wore traditional beachwear.’
    • ‘The men's furnishings line, with its signature Lilly print ties, pocket squares and beachwear (an example being swim trunks in the classic Lilly print), also caught the eyes of many of the attendees.’
    • ‘Her beachwear designs are equally as daring and fun.’
    • ‘Obviously, with all the floral designs, poster-like or stylized flowers and blossom prints are as indispensable as ever in beachwear.’
    • ‘Huang uses playful shades to brighten up his traditional Taiwanese floral patterns, which is fitting for a line of beachwear.’
    • ‘Although there's more to thong sandals than the popular beachwear look, that doesn't mean you should desert their casual nature completely.’
    • ‘Women should avoid wearing scanty beachwear in rural areas away from hotels and campsites to avoid offending locals.’