Describing Clothes 2

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Words Related to Clothes and Fashion - Describing Clothes 2

Read this lesson to learn words for describing clothes in English, such as "informal", "loose-fitting" and "low-cut".

Words Related to Clothes and Fashion
high-visibilityadjective

describing brightly colored clothing made of reflective material in a way that is easily seen

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hip
hipadjective

following the fashion of the day and aware of the latest trends

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informal
informaladjective

not formal; casual

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lace
lacenoun

a delicate cotton or silky cloth with a pattern of holes

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laddernoun

a long row of torn fabric in tights or stockings

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linen
linennoun

cloth that is made from the fibers of a plant called flax, used to make fine clothes, etc.

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loose
looseadjective

not tight; not fitting tightly or closely

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loose-fitting
loose-fittingadjective

(of clothing) large, comfortable, and not fitting the body closely

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leather
leathernoun

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

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loudadjective

too bright in a distasteful way

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low-cut
low-cutadjective

(of women's clothing) revealing the neck and the upper part of the chest

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material
materialnoun

cloth or fabric used to make different items of clothing

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mohairnoun

a soft yarn or fabric, made from the fine wool of the angora goat

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moleskinnoun

a soft thick fabric made of cotton with a velvety nap, which is very durable

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muslinnoun

a type of plain transparent fabric that is fine and lightweight, used for making garments, curtains or sheets

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natty
nattyadjective

neat, attractive and fashionable

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normcore
normcorenoun

a style of fashion marked by the deliberate choice of bland and casual clothes that do not draw attention

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nylonnoun

a tough synthetic fiber that is light and elastic, used in textile industry

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open-necked
open-neckedadjective

(of a shirt) worn without a tie and not fastened at the neck

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overdressedadjective

wearing clothes that are too formal or excessive for a particular occasion

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patent leathernoun

a smooth kind of leather with a high-gloss finish

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pattern
patternnoun

an arrangement of shapes, colors, etc. regularly found on a surface, done as a design

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patternedadjective

having a repeated design or decorative arrangement of colors

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petiteadjective

(of a woman) small in an attractive way

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pinstripenoun

a very thin light stripe printed on a dark fabric

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pinstripedadjective

(of fabric) having a pattern of light narrow lines on a dark background

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plain
plainadjective

simple in design, without a specific pattern

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pleatnoun

a kind of fold in a piece of cloth that is doubled over on itself and fixed in its place

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plungingadjective

(of a woman's clothing) having a deep V-shaped neckline that reveals a lot of the top and cleavage

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polyesternoun

a synthetic fiber that is quick to dry and is widely used in textile industry

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ragnoun

(usually plural) shabby and old clothes in poor condition

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raggedadjective

(of clothes) shabby, old and in poor condition

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revealing
revealingadjective

(of a piece of clothing) displaying more of the wearer's body than usual

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ribbedadjective

(of a fabric or piece of clothing) with a pattern of raised lines

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ruchedadjective

(of a fabric or piece of clothing) made with many small folds or pleats

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satinnoun

a type of very smooth fabric with a glossy surface

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scanty
scantyadjective

(of a piece of clothing) revealing and not covering much of the body

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scoopedadjective

(of a woman's clothing) having a rounded and low-cut neckline

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see-throughadjective

(particularly of clothes) so thin that light passes through and therefore one is able to see through it

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sharp
sharpadjective

(of a person's style or clothes) dressy and fashionable

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silk
silknoun

a type of smooth soft fabric made from the threads that silkworms produce

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silky
silkyadjective

having a fine and smooth surface that is shiny

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