There are two kinds of t-shirt
, which are casual, short sleeved tops. A round neck t shirt
has a round neck hole (not really so confusing, this English) and a Polo shirt
is slightly more formal, with a collar. A shirt
is a long-sleeved garment (although, confusingly, there are short sleeved types), often made of cotton, with buttons up the front. A blouse
is a shirt usually worn by women, with a more fitted styles and a smaller collar.
is the woollen or cotton extra layer that is worn over the shirt, handy for British winters… and Springs, Autumns and, sadly, often summer. It is also known as a jersey
A jumper with buttons which opens up fully is known as a cardigan
, or cardy
for short. A sleeveless jumper is called a tank top
Less formal tops include sweat shirts
, a cotton casual pullover, often with a picture or logo on it. A hoodie
is like a sweat shirt, but includes a hood. Outer garments for outdoor wear are called coats
. But there are many varieties of these: bomber jackets
(short coats), golf coats, rain coats, overcoats
(heavy, warm and formal coats), Mackintoshes
-carried in case of wet weather — are other common types of coat.
is a short, fairly smart indoor coat, often worn with a suit or for work or business. It contains a handy amount of pockets
Jewellery wise, a bracelet
is worn on the wrist. More casual, and often supporting a good cause, is a wristband.
is a wide bracelet, often of ethnic styling. Cufflinks
are like removable buttons sometimes worn with formal shirts. Bottom Half Trousers
are worn to cover the entire bottom half of the body. They might be called jeans
(usually made from denim), chinos
(smart casual cotton trousers), drain pipes
(tight fitting trousers with narrow legs sometimes known as skinny jeans
are trousers which end at the knee or higher. On the beach, swimming shorts
are usually worn by men, and bathing costumes
(all in ones) or bikinis
(two piece) are worn more usually by women.
The terms skirts
can cause confusion. A skirt starts at the waist, while a dress is full length.
(all in one) or stockings
(separate for each leg) can be worn under skirts and dresses. Footwear
There are many styles of shoe; crocks, sandals, lace ups, trainers, boots, slippers
. Under these people often wear socks
— very short socks often worn with trainers and shorts are called trainer socks
, slightly bigger are ankle socks
. In the old days, shorts were worn mostly by men and boys, along with knee length socks. These are called long socks
Again, there are lots of names for basically the same thing. Pants
is a general term for underwear in Britain (the word means trousers in the US, which can lead to some embarrassing moments.). A bra
(short for brassiere
, but that word is rarely used today) is a chest supporter for women. Source: https://englishlive.ef.com/blog/english-in-the-real-world/talk-about-fashion-in-english/ by Alan Peters.