Clothes Names with Definitions! If you’re new to the United States, or if English is not your first language, learning the different clothes names can be tricky. This blog post will teach you some of the most common clothes words in English, with definitions and examples. After reading this post, you’ll be able to go shopping for clothes like a pro!
Don’t know your blazer from your bomber jacket? Your T-shirt from your tank top? Don’t worry – we’re here to help! In this blog post, we will teach you some of the most common clothes words in English, with definitions and examples. Knowing these words will make it much easier for you to shop for clothes in English-speaking countries. So read on and learn everything you need to know about clothes vocabulary!
Clothes Names and their Definitions
It is a piece of clothing which has a collar and sleeves, and fastens at the front or on top with buttons, zippers, snaps, hooks or straps.
Example: I can’t zip up my jacket – Can you help me?
A blazer or sportcoat is like a jacket with buttons. It is usually worn for social occasions when you need to look smarter than a T-Shirt, but casual enough to not need a tie.
Example: I like to wear jeans and a blazer to work.
A T-shirt is an undergarment which is usually round-necked, short-sleeved and made of cotton.
Example: The T-shirt fits nicely over your body.
A turtleneck is a top with a close-fitting, round, and high collar that can roll down like a turtle’s neck. Many people wear it to keep warm in winter.
Example: The weather is very cold. I am going to wear a turtleneck and some thick socks.
A sweater is a knitted piece of clothing meant to be worn on the upper part of your body. It can be long or short-sleeved.
Example: It’s cold in the mornings. I need to put on a sweater before I leave the house.
A tank top is a thin T-shirt made of thin material, usually with narrow shoulder straps.
Example: It’s very hot today. I want to wear something cool – like a tank top!
A shirt is an upper-body garment that has buttons and often two or more pockets. A dress shirt is worn for formal occasions, whereas other types are worn depending on what you’re doing. For example, if you’re playing sports then it might be appropriate to wear a t-shirt or polo shirt.
Example: I like to wear polo shirts with jeans when I want to look smart without putting on a jacket.
Trousers are an item of clothing worn on the lower half of your body. There are many different types of trousers, which you can read about here . Some examples include jeans, shorts, cargo pants, chinos etc.
Example: His new trousers are very bright!
A pair of denim trousers that fit tightly around the thighs and hips then flare out at the lower legs, typically made of 100% cotton (although cotton is often mixed with other materials).
Example: I like to wear jeans and a t-shirt on my days off.
A piece of clothing that fits the waist and inner leg, covering both lower body parts, not just one or the other as in trousers. Pants may be a singular item of clothing or a collective term.
Example: Stop going around school with your pants undone!
A short garment worn by men, women and children. It is typically worn as an undergarment or as part of a swimsuit. There are many different types of shorts – for more information, have a look at this blog post .
Example: The weather is very hot today – I want to wear shorts!
A piece of clothing that covers the body from waist down but does not go past the knees. It can be worn by both men and women, but typically it is worn by women. There are many different types of skirt, which you can read about here .
Example: She has a new skirt. I like it very much!
A thin tube that covers the foot and goes up to the lower leg. It can be worn both as a standalone item, for example if you’re wearing short boots, or it can be worn inside shoes. The plural of sock is either “socks” or “sock”.
Example: Can you give me a hand? My socks are falling down.
A casual shoe that often comes with an extra pair of laces. You can read more about trainers here .
Example: I like to wear my trainers when I go running!
Lingerie, or undergarments, are clothes that people wear underneath their outer garments. They can be seen as “clothes to sleep in” and also include bras, panties etc.
Example: She has a lot of different types of lingerie in her drawer.
A swimsuit is a one-piece garment for swimming, diving or surfing that covers the wearer’s trunk and limbs. It can be made from a wide variety of materials, including cotton, nylon and Lycra.
Example: I need to go to the shop to buy a new swimsuit because mine has split!
A coat is a heavy garment worn to keep you warm. It can be long or short depending on who is wearing it, although most coats are long. A peacoat is a type of coat that falls just below the knees and has large pockets designed for keeping things in.
Example: It’s very cold today – I wish I had brought my coat.
A wrap is a large shawl-like garment that can be worn over the shoulders or wrapped around the waist and legs. They often have fringes or tassels on them.
Example: I like to wear wraps when we go out for dinner because they look very elegant.
Inner clothing worn to support your outer clothing. For more information, have a look at this blog post .
Example: I need to go shopping because all of my underwear is dirty.
A tracksuit is a suit made of the same material as sportswear, typically worn during exercise.
Example: We’re going to play football later; I need to find my tracksuit.
A T-shirt is designed for casual wear and has short sleeves and no collar. It can be worn by both men and women.
Example: They were selling a lot of different T-shirts at the market today.
A two-piece women’s garment consisting of a bra top and bikini bottom.
Example: I love my new pink bikini!
A belt worn around the waist, typically as a fastening to hold up trousers.
Example: I need a new belt – mine is too big!
A type of trouser that has become popular as casual wear. It’s typically made from denim, but other materials are also used. The plural of trouser is either “trousers” or “pants”.
Example: He recently bought a new pair of jeans. I don’t like them very much!
A garment with long sleeves and a round neck that can be worn over shirts, blouses or T-shirts. Sweaters are typically knitted, made of wool or cotton or a combination.
Example: I like to wear jumpers when it’s cold outside because they keep me nice and warm.