As nouns the difference between underwear and outerwear
is that underwear
is clothes worn next to the skin, underneath outer clothing while outerwear
is clothing (such as a dress) worn over one's underwear.
Clothes worn next to the skin, underneath outer clothing.
* 2006 , Toni L. Meilleur, Tournament of Fire
Underpants (boxers, briefs, panties, etc) and bras.
- “A thong,” she answered him breathlessly. Now completely turned on by the fact that his man was sniffing her underwear and grinning like a tiger that took down its prey. That is if tigers could smile and still look sexy.
* See also
clothing (such as a dress) worn over one's underwear
clothing (such as a rain jacket) worn over one's clothes, to protect them (e.g. against rain) when outside