Every sane person to strive to be original. After all, it is the uniqueness distinguishes us from the faceless crowd and fills our life with bright colors. One of the most important ways of self-expression is the clothes. After all, as the saying goes: «Meet on clothes, and escorted to the mind.» Indeed, our first impression of a man consists precisely when looking at its appearance. We appreciate the style he prefers to directly present on its garments and their quality. Moreover, the choice of clothing is often a key point, for example, various activities. Therefore, every person who started learning English, is simply obliged to navigate the vocabulary related to clothing in English, namely, article of clothing, types of fabrics, accessories and any other words that accompany this subject. Clothing in English — it’s quite large Head in the course of the English language, but do not know it «strictly forbidden».
Garments in English
Labeling all kinds of garments in English does not make sense, since it is the subtleties that may be needed to man, studied directly this area. But on the basic things that we wear, talk. Imagine that we put dummy. First, we need underwear, called underwear. Clothing mannequin woman choose shorts (pants) and bra (bra). For male mannequin suit pants (underpants / boxer) and Mike (undershirt). Do not forget about socks (socks) and pantyhose (tights). The women wear blouses (blouses), skirts (skirts) and dresses (dresses / gowns). But men prefer shirts (shirts), pants (trousers) and sweaters (sweaters). Suits (suits) and jackets (undercoats), as well as jeans (jeans) fit all. From the top you can choose clothes coat (coat), jacket (jacket), coat (fur coat). In the summer we buy pants (shorts), shirts (T-shirts), swimwear (bikinis / swimming costumes), caps (caps) and hats (hats). House women dress gown (dressing-gown) and slippers (slippers). Shirts may be long and short sleeves (long — / short-sleeved), a cutout sweaters can be v-shaped (V-neck) or round (round-neck). Theme: «Clothes in the English language» means knowledge of accessories and shoes. The main shoes we wear are the shoes (shoes), shoes (trainers / sneakers), shoes (boots), boots (high shoes), sandals (sandals). By accessories we include the following items: a belt (belt), tie (tie), scarf (scarf) and others.
Each piece of our wardrobe (including shoes) is created from a fabric, such as silk (silk), cotton material (cotton), wool (wool), leather (leather), velvet (velvet), corduroy (corduroy), denim (denim) and suede (suede). Moreover, the fabric can be striped (striped), cell (checked), with floral patterns (flowery), spotted (polka-dotted). Fabric monotonous without any pattern designated as plain. Clothes in English can be described by words such as elegant (elegant), fashion (smart), worn and grubby (scruffy), fine (chic), image production (trendy). When we describe the person in the clothes in the English language, we evaluate it as good or tasteless dressed (well — / badly-dressed), follower of fashion (fashionalble) or not (old -fashioned). Trying on clothes in a store, we determine whether it is sitting loosely (loose) or a closely (tight), but maybe it fits snugly certain body parts (close-fitting). It is great if the garment that we have chosen suits us (to suit / fit / match).
How do we wear clothes in the English language?
First of all, we put on and take off her clothes, that is, dress (to dress / to get dressed) and undress (to undress / to get undressed). For shoes are completely different verbs, namely wear shoes — put on, take off your shoes — take off. In the shop we try (try on) a particular piece of clothing, then to put it on (to dress up) to any event. Sometimes we have to change (change clothes). When we ask that on someone wearing, or that the person prefers to wear clothes, we use the verb to wear — wear (of clothing).
In English, there are many idioms with words denoting parts or pieces of clothing. Bole detail you can see them in the appropriate section «phraseology» in our blog.