Clothes and Accessories

Note: Words and phrases on one and the same line are NOT synonyms.


women's clothes, men's clothes, children's clothes, baby clothes, sports clothes;

women's clothing, ladies' clothing, men's clothing, children's clothing, sports clothing;

winter clothes, winter clothing, summer clothes, casual clothes, formal clothes;

expensive clothes, cheap clothes, nice clothes, shabby clothes;

designer clothes, tailor-made clothes, handmade clothes, ready-made clothes;

work clothes, working clothes, uniform, protective clothing;

footwear, headgear, underwear, sportswear, swimwear, sleepwear;

clothes, clothing, garments, wear, dress, outfit, attire, apparel;

fashion, style, vogue, haute couture;

Outer garments

winter coat, warm coat, fur coat, sheepskin coat, storm coat, parka, snowsuit;

coat, topcoat, overcoat, trench coat;

raincoat, waterproof coat, slicker;

leather jacket, bomber jacket, car coat;

windbreaker, windcheater, sports jacket;

Women's clothes

casual dress, formal dress; summer dress, woolen dress;

cocktail dress, low-cut dress, evening dress, evening gown;

business suit, pants suit (also, pant suit); uniform;

button-through dress, pinafore dress, house dress;

maternity wear, maternity dress;

sweater, jersey, cardigan, jacket, vest;

blouse, shirt, tunic, T-shirt, tank top, halter top;

skirt, miniskirt, long skirt, pleated skirt, black skirt, culotte;

pants, slacks, trousers, jeans, denims, shorts;

swimsuit, swimming suit, bathing suit, bikini;

jumpsuit, warm-up suit, training suit;

Men's clothes

business suit, three-piece suit; tuxedo, tail coat, tails; black tie, white tie;

trousers, slacks, jeans, denims, shorts;

jacket, blazer, vest;

sweater, turtleneck sweater, pullover, jumper, sweatshirt;

shirt, polo shirt, T-shirt, tank top;

warm-up suit, training suit, trunks;

bathing trunks, swimming trunks, swim trunks, swim briefs;

uniform, work clothes, overalls;

Underwear, hosiery, sleepwear, robes

underwear, lingerie; panties, bra, slip, half slip;

briefs, underpants, T-shirt, undershirt;

pantyhose, tights, leggings, stockings;

socks, slouch socks, knee-high socks;

pajamas (BrE: pyjamas), nightgown, sleepshirt;

housecoat, robe, bathrobe, terry-cloth robe;

Parts of clothes and their types

collar, turtleneck collar, shawl collar, stand-up collar;

V-neck, crew neck, collarless;

sleeve, long sleeve, short sleeve, sleeveless;

with long sleeves, with short sleeves;

long-sleeved blouse, short-sleeved dress;

padded shoulders, cuffs;

pocket, front pocket, back pocket, side pocket;

patch pocket, slash pocket, inside pocket;

Fabric and material

fabric, cloth, material, textile;

cotton, linen, silk, wool, mohair;

velvet, corduroy, denim, suede, leather;

synthetics, nylon, polyester, Lycra, spandex;

artificial fur, natural fur, mink, fox, sable, chinchilla, beaver, rabbit, astrakhan, sheepskin;

knitted garments, knitwear, knitted cap (socks, sweater, etc.);

embroidery, embroidered dress (blouse, shirt, etc.)

Patterns and colors

floral pattern, floral print, flower pattern, flower print;

paisley print, animal print, bright print, all-over print;

print skirt, print shirt, printed top, printed sleeves;

striped, checked, checkered, plaid, polka dot, paisley;

bright colors (BrE: colours), colorful, pastel colors, soft colors;

light-blue, dark-green, bright-red, black-and-white;

black, blue, brown, gray (BrE: grey), green, navy;

orange, pink, purple, red, violet, white, yellow;


bag, handbag, purse, clutch, briefcase, attache case;

wallet, pocketbook, billfold, purse, coin purse;

make-up kit, cosmetic case, shaving kit, travel kit;

travel bag, duffel bag, sports bag, backpack, rucksack, tote bag;

hand luggage, hand baggage, cabin bag, carry-on bag, flight bag;

suitcase, garment bag, Pullman bag, trunk;

belt, suspenders, straps, umbrella;

button, zipper, buckle, clasp, Velcro;

hat, fur hat, beret, cap, baseball cap, hood, headband, helmet;

scarf, kerchief, silk scarf, woolen scarf, knitted scarf, muffler, shawl;

gloves, mittens, earmuffs;

handkerchief, sunglasses, glasses, contact lenses;

necktie, tie, silk tie, bow tie;


winter boots, ladies' boots, hiking boots, rubber boots;

walking shoes, Oxfords, loafers, moccasins;

pumps, evening shoes, patent leather shoes, suede shoes;

high-heel shoes, low-heel shoes, flat-heel shoes;

sandals, open-toe shoes, slippers, mules, rubber thongs;

tennis shoes, running shoes, sneakers, training shoes, trainers, athletic shoes;

sole, insole, lining, cushioning, heel, tongue, buckle, shoe laces;


gold ring, diamond ring, engagement ring, wedding ring;

necklace, bracelet, brooch, earrings;

chain, pendant, charms;

cuff links, tie tack, tie pin;

watch, wristwatch;

jewelry (BrE also: jewellery);

precious stone, semiprecious stone, jewel, gem, gemstone;

diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, alexandrite, opal, topaz, pearl;

Articles of clothing

a piece of clothing, an article of clothing, an item of clothing;

several articles / items / pieces of clothing;

a set of clothes; a change of clothes;

a pair of trousers, a pair of jeans, a pair of pants, a pair of shorts;

a pair of gloves, a pair of mittens, a pair of socks;

a pair of shoes, a pair of boots, a pair of slippers;


to wear, to put on, to take off;

to dress, to undress; to be dressed in a new suit;

to button, to unbutton; to zip, to unzip;

to tie, to untie; to lace, to unlace;

to buckle, to unbuckle.

Examples in sentences

He put on a warm sweater

He put on a white T-shirt and a pair of jeans.

He put on his shoes, his coat and his hat. He put on his gloves.

He took out a fresh change of clothes and put them on.

He buttoned up his shirt. He buckled his belt.

He laced up his boots. He tied the laces of his running shoes.

He unbuttoned his coat. He unzipped his jacket.

He took off his hat. He took off his shoes and put on his slippers.

He is wearing a gray suit

Maria is wearing a red dress and a black suede jacket today.

Natasha is wearing a dark gray suit and a white blouse today.

Anna is wearing a black skirt, a light-blue blouse, and high-heeled black shoes. There is a colorful scarf around her neck.

Ella is wearing a skirt and a sweater. Tanya is dressed in a pants suit.

Tom is wearing a dark-gray business suit, a white shirt and a gray silk tie.

Anton prefers casual clothes. He usually wears blue jeans and a sweater to class.

What are you wearing today?

What do you usually wear to work?

(Phrases for situations in a department store are listed in Shopping in the section Phrases.)

(Фразы для ситуаций в универмаге даны в материале Shopping в разделе Phrases.)