Clothes and Fashion

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Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic) - Lesson 5

Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic)
belt
beltnoun

a band of leather, cloth, etc. that we usually wear around our waist to hold the clothes in place or for decoration

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button
buttonnoun

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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clothing
clothingnoun

the clothes that we wear; clothes collectively

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designer
designernoun

a person who designs clothes as a job

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to fit
to fitverb

to be of the right size or shape for someone

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handbag
handbagnoun

a purse; a small bag in which a woman carries her money and other personal things

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purse
pursenoun

a small bag in which a woman carries her personal items

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jewelry
jewelrynoun

objects such as necklaces, bracelets or rings, typically made from precious metals (gold, silver, etc.) that we wear as decoration

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uniform
uniformnoun

the special set of clothes that all members of an organization or a group wear at work, or children wear at a particular school

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trainer
trainernoun

someone who teaches people or animals to perform better at a particular job or skill

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baggy
baggyadjective

(of clothes) loose and not fitting the body tightly

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chain
chainnoun

a decorative chain (a series of connected metal rings) worn around the neck as jewelry

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costumenoun

the popular fashion including hairstyle, clothes, etc. particular to a country or class

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leather
leathernoun

strong material made from animal skin and used for making clothes, bags, shoes, etc.

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material
materialnoun

cloth or fabric used to make different items of clothing

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raincoat
raincoatnoun

a long, light coat, typically with a belt, made of water-resistant fabric that keeps us dry in the rain

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trendy
trendyadjective

influenced by the latest styles; most fashionable

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to unfastenverb

to undo or untie; to make something become loose or open

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bathrobe
bathrobenoun

a piece of clothing that is made of toweling, worn after or before taking a shower

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cardigan
cardigannoun

a woolen jacket with buttons or a zipper at the front

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collectionnoun

a series of new clothes designed by a fashion house for sale

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fabric
fabricnoun

cloth that is made by weaving cotton yarn, silk, etc., which is used in making clothes

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lace
lacenoun

a delicate cotton or silky cloth with a pattern of holes

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tight
tightadjective

(of clothes or shoes) fitting closely or firmly, especially in an uncomfortable way

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loose
looseadjective

not tight; not fitting tightly or closely

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outfitnoun

a set of clothes that one wears together, especially for an event or occasion

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stylish
stylishadjective

attractive in a way that is fashionable and elegant

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striped
stripedadjective

having a pattern of lines or stripes

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vest
vestnoun

a sleeveless piece of clothing that is worn under a jacket and over a shirt

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wardrobe
wardrobenoun

all of the clothes that someone owns

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