Parts of Clothing

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Words Related to Clothes and Fashion - Parts of Clothing

Read this lesson to learn words about parts of clothing in English, such as "pocket", "fastener" and "button".

Words Related to Clothes and Fashion
bodice
bodicenoun

the upper part of a woman's dress covering the back and chest down to the waist

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bow
bownoun

a piece of decorative cloth tied in a bowknot

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buckle
bucklenoun

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
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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buttonhole
buttonholenoun

a slit or hole on a piece of clothing that a button is put through to be fastened

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collar
collarnoun

the part around the neck of a piece of clothing that usually turns over

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crew neck
crew necknoun

a plain round neckline on a sweater or shirt that has no collar

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cuff
cuffnoun

the part of a sleeve at the wrist that can be turned back

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fastener
fastenernoun

any device that is used to close or secure something, such as a zipper or strap

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fly
flynoun

an opening in a piece of clothing that is hidden under a fold of cloth that covers the fastening

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garter
garternoun

an elastic band worn around the sock or stocking to keep them from falling

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halter
halternoun

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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hem
hemnoun

the edge of a piece of cloth or clothing that has been doubled back and sewn in place

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hood
hoodnoun

a part of a sweatshirt or coat that covers the head but leaves the face open

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knee
kneenoun

the part of any garment that covers the knee

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leg
legnoun

each part of an article of clothing that covers the leg

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lining
liningnoun

a piece of fabric that is used to cover the inside surface of something, such as clothes

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neck
necknoun

the opening part of any garment that is near or around the neck

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pocket
pocketnoun

a type of small bag in or on clothing (pants, coats, et.), used for carrying small things such as money, keys, etc.

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polo-neck collar
polo-neck collarnoun

a lifted collar that fits around the neck

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sash
sashnoun

a long narrow piece of cloth worn around the waist that holds up a skirt or a pair of pants

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shoulder
shouldernoun

the part of clothing that covers the shoulders

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shoulder pad
shoulder padnoun

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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sleeve
sleevenoun

the part of an item of clothing that completely or partly covers one’s arm

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strap
strapnoun

a narrow piece of cloth, leather, etc. used for fastening, carrying, or holding onto something

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suspender
suspendernoun

(used plural) a long narrow band of cloth that is passed over the shoulders used to keep the pants from falling

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toggle
togglenoun

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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v neck
v necknoun

an opening for the neck on any garment with the neckline shaped like the letter V

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waistband
waistbandnoun

a band of cloth that forms the waist at the top of a skirt, a pair of pants or any other garment

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zipper
zippernoun

an object with two plastic toothed strips used for fastening the open edges of a piece of clothing, bag, etc.

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