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Words Related to Clothes and Fashion - Components of Clothes

Read this lesson to learn the names for components of clothes, such as "buckle", "fly" and "cuff".

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Words Related to Clothes and Fashion
bow
[noun]
a knot tied with two loops and two loose ends, usually used for fastening shoelaces
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buckle
[noun]
a piece of metal or plastic with a hinged pin that is used for fastening a belt, bag, shoe, etc.
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button
[noun]
a small, round object, usually made of plastic or metal, sewn onto a piece of clothing and used for fastening two parts together
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collar
[noun]
the part around the neck of a piece of clothing that usually turns over
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zipper
[noun]
an object with two plastic toothed strips used for fastening the open edges of a piece of clothing, bag, etc.
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cuff
[noun]
the part of a sleeve at the wrist that can be turned back
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fastener
[noun]
any device that is used to close or secure something, such as a zipper or strap
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fly
[noun]
an opening in a piece of clothing that is hidden under a fold of cloth that covers the fastening
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hem
[noun]
the edge of a piece of cloth or clothing that has been doubled back and sewn in place
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hood
[noun]
a part of a sweatshirt or coat that covers the head but leaves the face open
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knee
[noun]
the part of any garment that covers the knee
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leg
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each part of an article of clothing that covers the leg
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lining
[noun]
a piece of fabric that is used to cover the inside surface of something, such as clothes
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neck
[noun]
the opening part of any garment that is near or around the neck
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pocket
[noun]
a type of small bag in or on clothing, used for carrying small things such as money, keys, etc.
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shoulder
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the part of clothing that covers the shoulders
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sleeve
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the part of an item of clothing that completely or partly covers one's arm
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shoulder pad
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a hard protective material worn under the jersey on the shoulder of players in sports such as ice hockey or football
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strap
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a narrow piece of cloth, leather, etc. used for fastening, carrying, or holding onto something
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toggle
[noun]
a small piece of wood or plastic that is used as a fastener by being pushed through a hole or loop on a piece of clothing
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shoelace
[noun]
a long and thin string or cord that is passed through the hooks on a shoe and pulled tightly to fasten it
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tongue
[noun]
the flap under the laces of a shoe or at the throat of the vamp of a boot
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heel
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the back of the sole of a shoe or boot
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clasp
[noun]
a metal device such as a hook that is used to fasten a belt, piece of jewelry, etc.
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sole
[noun]
the bottom part of the shoe that goes under the foot
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crown
[noun]
the top part of a hat that covers the crown of the head
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toe
[noun]
the part of the shoe that covers and protects the toes of the foot
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belt buckle
[noun]
a clasp or a fastener that holds the two ends of a belt together
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sequin
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a small, shiny, flat or round decorative object that is typically sewn onto garments or accessories to add sparkle and glamour
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buttonhole
[noun]
a slit or hole on a piece of clothing that a button is put through to be fastened
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armhole
[noun]
a cut or opening in a piece of clothing, such as a shirt or jacket, designed to accommodate the wearer's arm
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armlet
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a piece of jewelry worn around the upper arm, typically made of metal, wood, or cloth, and may be adorned with stones or other decorative elements
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bodice
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the upper part of a woman's dress covering the back and chest down to the waist
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dicky
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a detachable accessory worn around the neck and chest area of a shirt or blouse to create the illusion of a full shirt
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epaulette
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a type of ornamental shoulder piece or badge worn on military or police uniforms
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flounce
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a strip or piece of fabric that is gathered, pleated, or ruffled and attached to a garment, creating a flowing or decorative effect
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gusset
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a triangular or diamond-shaped piece of fabric that is inserted into a garment to add extra room or reinforcement
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hemline
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the bottom edge of a garment that has been folded and sewn to prevent fraying, adding structure and a finished look to the clothing item
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jabot
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a decorative clothing accessory, typically made of lace or ruffles, that is worn around the neck and chest of a shirt, blouse, or dress
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lapel
[noun]
a folded flap of fabric on the front of a jacket or coat that extends from the collar to the chest
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neckline
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the shape or style of the opening at the top of a garment that surrounds the neck, shoulders, and upper chest area
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patch pocket
[noun]
a type of pocket that is sewn onto the outside of a garment, usually a flat piece of fabric with an opening at the top
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shawl collar
[noun]
a folded-back collar on a garment, resembling a shawl
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train
[noun]
a long, flowing extension of fabric that trails behind a garment, typically a wedding or formal dress, and is attached to the back of the garment at the waist or hemline
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halter
[noun]
a woman's piece of clothing worn on top fastened by a strap behind the neck leaving the back, arms and midriff bare
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waistline
[noun]
the measurement around the middle part of someone's body
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yoke
[noun]
a part of a garment that is constructed from two or more layers of fabric, typically located at the shoulder or waist
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peplum
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a decorative frill or extension of fabric that is attached at the waist of a garment
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