Words Related to Clothes and Fashion

Words Related to Clothes and Fashion - Upper Body Garments

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Read this lesson to learn the names of Upper Body Garments in English, such as "trench coat", "jacket" and "blouse".
blazer
blazernoun

a type of light jacket often worn as a uniform by the members of a union, school, club, etc.

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cape
capenoun

a loose garment without sleeves that is fastened at the neck and hangs from the shoulders, shorter than a cloak

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cardigan
cardigannoun

a woolen jacket with buttons or a zipper at the front

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cloak
cloaknoun

a loose overgarment without sleeves fastened at the neck

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coat
coatnoun

a piece of clothing with long sleeves, worn outdoors and over other clothes to keep warm or dry

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dinner jacket
dinner jacketnoun

a black or white jacket for men worn with a bowtie as formal evening wear

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duffle coat
duffle coatnoun

a heavy woolen coat with a hood and toggle fasteners

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fleece
fleecenoun

a pullover, jacket, etc. that is made from fleece material

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hoodie
hoodienoun

a piece of clothing such as a sweatshirt or jacket that has a cover for the head

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jacket
jacketnoun

a short light coat; a piece of clothing worn on the upper body, typically has sleeves and fastens down the front

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jersey
jerseynoun

a woolen or cotton piece of clothing with long sleeves and no buttons, which covers the upper body

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mackintosh
mackintoshnoun

a long coat made of rubberized cotton that is water-resistant and keeps one dry under the rain

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overcoat
overcoatnoun

a long coat worn in cold weather to keep the body warm

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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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tailcoat
tailcoatnoun

a very formal coat for men that is short at the front with two long pointed parts at the back

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sweatshirt
sweatshirtnoun

a long-sleeved and warm item of clothing worn for relaxation or exercising, usually made of cotton

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pullover
pullovernoun

a warm knitted piece of clothing made of wool with long sleeves and no buttons

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sweater
sweaternoun

a piece of clothing worn on the upper body, made of wool or cotton, with long sleeves

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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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windbreaker
windbreakernoun

a type of jacket that fits tight around cuffs, neck, and waistband protecting one from the wind

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jumper
jumpernoun

a woven wool garment, covering the torso, with no zipper or buttons

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sports jacket
sports jacketnoun

lightweight single-breasted jacket; often striped in the colors of a club or school

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parka
parkanoun

a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)

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down vest
down vestnoun

***a short, warm jacket without sleeves that is filled with the soft feathers of a duck or goose

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down jacket
down jacketnoun

***a warm jacket filled with the soft feathers of a duck or a goose

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single-breasted jacket
single-breasted jacketnoun

a jacket having fronts that overlap only enough for a single row of buttons

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double-breasted jacket
double-breasted jacketnoun

a jacket having fronts that overlap enough for two separate rows of buttons

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morning coat
morning coatnoun

a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back

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poncho
ponchonoun

a blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center for the head

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cover-up
cover-upnoun

***a loose outer garment

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fur coat
fur coatnoun

a coat made of fur

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waterproof
waterproofnoun

a water-resistant coat

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trench coat
trench coatnoun

a military style raincoat; belted with deep pockets

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turtleneck
turtlenecknoun

a sweater with a lifted collar that covers the neck

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robe
robenoun

a loose cloak worn on official occasions or special ceremonies, such as the one worn by a lawyer at court

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tunic
tunicnoun

a hip-length loose-fitting blouse that women wear with pants or a skirt

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sports shirt
sports shirtnoun

***a man’s shirt for informal occasions

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t-shirt
t-shirtnoun

a casual shirt with short sleeves and no collar or buttons or just a few buttons at the top

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top
topnoun

an item of clothing that is worn to cover the upper part of the body

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tank top
tank topnoun

a close-fitting top with no sleeves or collar that is held up by shoulder straps

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blouse
blousenoun

a shirt for women, typically with a collar, buttons and sleeves

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tube top
tube topnoun

a close-fitting top made of a stretchy fabric, with no straps, worn by women

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shirt
shirtnoun

(usually for men) a piece of clothing worn on the upper half of the body, typically with a collar and sleeves, and with buttons down the front

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knitted top
knitted topnoun

*** lightweight yet warm top made from wool or a similar thread

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polo shirt
polo shirtnoun

a shirt with short sleeves designed for comfort and casual wear

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lace blouse
lace blousenoun

***a very delicate blouse which is made with a lot of holes in it.

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lightweight jacket
lightweight jacketnoun

*** a jacket for all year round

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