Definition of stonewashed in US English:


(also stonewash)


  • (of a garment or fabric, especially denim) washed with abrasives to produce a worn or faded appearance.

    ‘stonewashed jeans’
    • ‘For the evening out, Gabrielle had chosen to wear a white turtleneck sweater and faded blue stonewashed jeans with black boots.’
    • ‘If jeans are stonewashed or have gone through some chemical dye process, they'll pretty much stay true to size throughout washings.’
    • ‘This was the first time it became clear to me that rock could be something other than stonewashed jeans and fake twangy guitar.’
    • ‘He was wearing a dark blue sweatshirt, dark stonewash jeans and white and blue-coloured trainers.’
    • ‘She shivers as she pulls on her stonewashed jeans and her suede boots that zip up the side.’
    • ‘He was also wearing a pair of stonewashed blue jeans and a pair of mostly black cowboy boots.’
    • ‘He is small with dark balding hair and hazel eyes and was last seen wearing a dark sweater and stonewashed jeans.’
    • ‘He wore a dark jacket, stonewashed jeans, white trainers, a dark-coloured hooded top and white polo neck top.’
    • ‘Don't get me wrong; just because your jeans feature a stonewash finish or subtle lines on the front pockets, doesn't mean you can't wear them every day.’
    • ‘My partner has warned me that she has seen the return of drop-waisted, bubble and frill skirts, bandanas, stirrup bubblegum jeans, and stonewashed denim.’
    • ‘She wore pink stonewashed jeans and a tight black hard rock T-shirt with a wide rip on the back and a large red kiss mark printed on the front.’
    • ‘I walked downstairs in my stonewashed ripped jeans, combat boots and black tank top to find Robbie.’
    • ‘My hands were shaking slightly with nervousness and cursing them for their weakness, I stuffed them into the front pockets of my stonewashed jeans.’
    • ‘If there was just one member of your crowd in stonewashed jeans, a naff T-shirt and a boring haircut, then you had a stark choice: ditch your friend on the spot, or forget about clubbing for the night.’
    • ‘Alex was also unexpected; his coffee-flaxen hair spiked up like a crown, wearing a neat collared shirt and stonewashed jeans.’
    • ‘He wore a green waist-length jacket and stonewashed jeans.’
    • ‘Pastels, stonewashed designer jeans, neon, flashy cars, big hair - the 80's had it all.’
    • ‘Wearing a stonewashed denim jacket and sporting a wispy tuft of thinning black hair, he looks like a shady character who just stepped out of a movie.’
    • ‘This shirt is made of 7.25 ounce 100% cotton, stonewashed denim.’
    • ‘Dave was a twenty-something, lanky-haired, shapeless youth sporting glaring red acne occasionally glimpsed through his stonewashed, open-necked denim shirt.’
    faded, blanched, bleached, lightened, decolorized
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