Clothes Vocabulary

blouses, jumpers, pullovers, cardigans, sweaters, dresses.

Names of everyday clothes and outfits.

Clothes (pronounced kləʊðz) Noun
  1. Items worn to cover the body. “He stripped off his clothes”
  2. Bedclothes. “Covers put onto the bed”


anorak apron ball gown bathing suit bathrobe
belt bikini blazer bloomers blouse
boots bow-tie boxer shorts bra / brassiere breeches
briefs business suit caftan camisole cap
cape cardigan chemise cloak clothes
clothing coat cocktail dress collar corset
costume coveralls cravat culottes dinner jacket
drawers dress dungarees evening gown fatigues
frock fur coat gabardine garment girdle
gloves gown halter-top hat headscarf
hoodie housecoat jacket jeans jersey
jodhpurs jumper jump suit kilt kimono
knickers leggings leotard lingerie nightgown
nightshirt outfit overalls pyjamas panties
pants parka petticoat pinafore poncho
pullover raincoat sari sarong scarf
shawl shift shirt shoes shorts
skirt slacks slip slippers smock
socks stockings suit sundress sweater
sweatshirt swimsuit tank top tie tights
trousers trunks t-shirt tunic turtleneck
tuxedo twin-set underpants underskirt underwear
uniform vest waistcoat windbreaker wrap

Some quotes about clothes from Goodreads

Cassandra Clare,
“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Sophie Kinsella
“I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.”
― Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

P.G. Wodehouse
“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, ‘Do trousers matter?'”
“The mood will pass, sir.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters

Caitlin Moran
“When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.”
― Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman

Ambrose Bierce
“Sweater – A garment worn by a child when its mother is feeling chilly.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

Karl Lagerfeld
“Never use the word “cheap”. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans — it’s up to you.”
― Karl Lagerfeld

L.M. Montgomery
“It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Karl Lagerfeld
“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.”
― Karl Lagerfeld

Patricia Briggs
“No-pocket jeans are only slightly less irritating than thong underwear.”
― Patricia Briggs, River Marked

Karl Lagerfeld
“The woman is the most perfect doll that i have dressed with delight and admiration.”
― Karl Lagerfeld

Jarod Kintz
“I was going to change my clothes, but I changed my mind instead.”
― Jarod Kintz,

Related Content:


Wikipedia – Clothes and clothing
The Clean Clothes Campaign – Conditions in the factories where your clothes are made.

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