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I'm looking for a word that means "to show off clothes", something like "parade".

Working from home gives me the ability to show off my fancy pyjamas

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closed as general reference by Andrew Leach, J.R., tchrist, coleopterist, Hellion Jan 4 '13 at 15:58

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Thesaurus.com gives (among others) boast, brandish, demonstrate, display, disport, exhibit, expose, flaunt, make a spectacle of, parade, trot out, any of which might fit, depending on the context of your sentence. This is General Reference, I think. –  Andrew Leach Jan 4 '13 at 9:20
    
First word I thought of was flaunt; I agree with Andrew – a good thesaurus should to the trick from there. –  J.R. Jan 4 '13 at 9:59
    
Thanks, flaunt did the trick. Add it as an answer and I'll chose it –  nachocab Jan 4 '13 at 10:41
    
@nachocab: flaunting normally implies annoying others by your ostentatious display, whereas you can (in principle) sport something even if there isn't actually anyone else around to see it. Certainly sporting has no significant implication of being tiresome to others - in fact, it's usually said admiringly. I think a good paraphrasing of flaunt is to [rudely/irritatingly] wave [something] under other people's noses, so it's not really appropriate in your context. –  FumbleFingers Jan 4 '13 at 16:29
    
@FumbleFingers: Good point, but show off as a phrasal verb can have that same overtone (i.e., one of deliberate pretentiousness), although it needn't carry that connotation. With so little context here, it's hard to tell whether the O.P. would have preferred to include or avoid that implication. –  J.R. Jan 5 '13 at 2:09

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Working from home lets me swan about, sporting my fancy pyjamas.

swan [around/about] to travel, move or behave in a relaxed way for pleasure and without worrying that others may feel annoyed
sport: wear or display (a distinctive or noticeable item) - he was sporting a huge handlebar mustache.

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You have the ability to display your fancy pyjamas.

You need to be careful that some of the words suggested by a thesaurus may carry a negative connotation. In particular, if I say that you flaunt your possessions then I am suggesting that your display is rather vulgar and displeasing to me.

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right, I meant it as a tongue-in-cheek comment –  nachocab Jan 4 '13 at 12:13

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