Describing Clothes 3

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Words Related to Clothes and Fashion - Describing Clothes 3

Read this lesson to learn words for describing clothes in English, such as "sporty", "sloppy" and "skinny".

Words Related to Clothes and Fashion
skimpy
skimpyadjective

(of clothing) close-fitting and revealing the body

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skinny
skinnyadjective

close-fitting and very tight

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skintight
skintightadjective

(of clothes) very tight

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sleeveless
sleevelessadjective

(of clothes) without any sleeves

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slinky
slinkyadjective

‌(of a woman’s clothing) tight fitting in a way that makes the figure appear attractive

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sloppy
sloppyadjective

(of a piece of clothing) casual and loose, without much shape

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smart
smartadjective

describing people or clothes that are clean, neat and attractive

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smart casual
smart casualadjective

(of clothes) neat, conventional and rather informal

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smartly
smartlyadverb

in a neat and stylish way

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snappy
snappyadjective

neat and stylish

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soberadjective

plain and not brightly colored

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sporty
sportyadjective

(of clothes) stylish, attractive, and suitable for sports

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spottedadjective

patterned with small colored dots

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strapless
straplessadjective

(especially of a dress or bra) having no shoulder straps

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streetwear
streetwearnoun

informal clothing that the urban youth of a particular subculture typically wear

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stripe
stripenoun

a long and narrow line that differs in color from the one next to it

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striped
stripedadjective

having a pattern of lines or stripes

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stripy
stripyadjective

patterned with colored bands or lines

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stylish
stylishadjective

(of a person) attractive and with a good taste in fashion

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stylishly
stylishlyadverb

in a fashionable way that shows style

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stylishness
stylishnessnoun

the quality of being fashionable and having style

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suede
suedenoun

soft leather with a velvety surface, used for making shoes, jackets, etc.

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tailoredadjective

(of clothes) well-cut and fitted

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tailor-madeadjective

(of clothing) made with care and style by a tailor for a particular customer

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tartan
tartannoun

a woolen fabric patterned with lines and squares, originally from Scotland

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thermaladjective

(of clothes) designed with special material that keeps the wearer warm

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tight
tightadjective

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

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trouser
trousernoun

(plural) a piece of clothing that covers the body from the waist to the ankles, with a separate part for each leg

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tweednoun

a rough woolen fabric woven by different colored threads, originally made in Scotland, especially used for coats and suits

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uncomfortable
uncomfortableadjective

(of clothes, furniture, etc.) unpleasant to use or wear; making someone physically uneasy

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underdressedadjective

wearing clothes that are too casual or inadequate for a particular occasion

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unflatteringadjective

making less attractive or favorable

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unhipadjective

not following the fashion of the day and unaware of the latest trends

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velcronoun

(trademark) a material with two different surfaces one of which sticks to the other by some small hooks, when pressed, used as a fastener

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velvetnoun

a very smooth fabric marked by a soft, dense warp pile made from silk, rayon, or wool

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V-necked
V-neckedadjective

(of a piece of clothing) having a neckline in the shape of the letter V

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waterproof
waterproofadjective

not damaged by the water or not letting water through

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well-cutadjective

‌(of clothes) made with care and style and therefore highly priced

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wool
woolnoun

thick thread made from wool, which people use for knitting

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woolen
woolenadjective

made of or related to wool

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woolyadjective

covered with wool

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