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Attire, such as evening gowns and tuxedos, for wear on formal occasions.
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(ˈfɔr məlˌwɛər)

clothing designed for or customarily worn on formal occasions, as tuxedos and evening gowns.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.formalwear - attire to wear on formal occasions in the eveningformalwear - attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
balldress - a suit or dress for formal occasions
dinner dress, dinner gown, evening gown, formal - a gown for evening wear
black tie, dinner jacket, tux, tuxedo - semiformal evening dress for men
dress suit, full dress, tail coat, tailcoat, tails, white tie and tails, white tie - formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
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