Describing Clothes 1

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Words Related to Clothes and Fashion - Describing Clothes 1

Read this lesson to learn words for describing clothes in English, such as "comfortable", "casual" and "baggy".

Words Related to Clothes and Fashion
acrylicnoun

a textile fiber made by chemical processes that is used for clothes and dries quickly

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A-lineadjective

(of a skirt, dress, etc.) being narrow at top and slightly wider at the bottom

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backlessadjective

(of a woman's clothing) showing most of the back or shoulders

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baggy
baggyadjective

(of clothes) loose and not fitting the body tightly

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becomingadjective

(of clothes, etc.) suitable and appealing in a way that complements one's appearance

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brief
briefadjective

(of clothes) short and revealing

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cashmerenoun

fine, soft wool that is originally taken from the undercoat of the Kashmir goat

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casual
casualadjective

(of clothing) suitable for everyday use or informal events and occasions

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checknoun

a pattern of small squares, typically in two colors, used on fabric and resembling a checkerboard

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checkedadjective

having a pattern of small squares with usually two different colors

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chiffonnoun

a lightweight and transparent fabric made from silk or nylon

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clinging
clingingadjective

(of clothes) tight-fitting in a way that shows the shape of the body

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close-fitting
close-fittingadjective

(of clothes) fitting tightly in a way that is not annoying and shows the shape of the body

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cloth
clothnoun

material used for making clothes, which is made by knitting or weaving silk, cotton, etc.

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comfortable
comfortableadjective

(of clothes or furniture) making us feel physically relaxed

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corduroy
corduroynoun

a strong but soft cotton fabric patterned with raised straight lines

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cotton
cottonnoun

cloth made from the fibers of the cotton plant

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crepenoun

a light and soft fabric with wrinkles and folds in its surface that is made of synthetic or natural fibers

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cutoffnoun

(used in plural) a pair of pants that is made by cutting the legs of an old one and is usually left unhemmed

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denim
denimnoun

strong cotton cloth that is usually blue in color, particularly used in making jeans

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dressy
dressyadjective

(of clothes) chic and suitable for formal occasions

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elegant
elegantadjective

(of a person or their behavior) attractive, stylish, or beautiful

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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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fetchingadjective

attractive in a way that catches the eye

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figure-huggingadjective

(of a piece of clothing) close-fitting in a way that shows the outline of a woman's figure

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finerynoun

expensive or showy clothes and accessories, especially those worn on special occasions

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fitnoun

the way in which a piece of clothing fits the wearer

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fittedadjective

(of clothes) made in a way that closely covers the body

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flamboyantadjective

(of clothes) showy and noticeable because of being brightly colored or highly decorated

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flannelnoun

a soft cotton or woolen cloth with a loose texture that is used for making clothes or sheets

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flare
flarenoun

a shape that slightly widens toward the bottom

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flared
flaredadjective

(especially of clothes) having a shape that slightly widens toward the bottom

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flatteringadjective

complementing someone's appearance and making them look more attractive

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floweryadjective

depicting or decorated with a pattern of flowers

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formal
formaladjective

suitable for official or important occasions

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form-fittingadjective

(of clothing) fitting the body tightly in a way that the contours of the figure are clearly seen

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frumpyadjective

unfashionable and unattractive

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fur
furnoun

the thick and soft hair that covers the bodies of specific animals, such as rabbits and foxes

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garishadjective

too bright and colorful in way that is tasteless

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gaudyadjective

(used especially of clothes) showy in a way that is tasteless

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glamorous
glamorousadjective

attractive in a special way

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glamorouslyadverb

in a way that is strikingly attractive and full of glamor

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glamournoun

the exciting and attractive quality of a person, place, etc. that makes them desirable

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grungyadjective

shabby and dirty

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