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Clothing vocabulary that we should know for Monday. Feel free to add or edit especially since I always seem to miss something. ^^;;;

une étoffe

a fabric (f)

le tissu

the fabric (m)

les talons hauts (m)

the heels (tall)

les talons bas (m)

the heels (short)

la soie

the silk

la laine

the wool

le velours côtelé

the corduroy

le coton

the cotton

la peau de soie

the peau de soie

le tricot

the knit

le satin

the satin

le molleton

the fleece

le velours

the velvet

une jupe de velours

a velvet skirt

le nylon

the nylon

à carreaux


un tartan

a plaid (shorter word)

en écossais

plaid (longer word)

rayé (e,s)

striped (shorter word)

barré (e,s)

striped (longer word)

une raie

a stripe (shorter word)

une barre

a stripe (longer word)

noir (e,s) à raie rouge

black with a red stripe

à pois

polka dotted

une cravate bleue à pois blancs

a blue tie with white polka dots

plissé (e,s)


une jupe

a skirt

le cuir

the leather

le daim

the suede (for shoes)

le suède

the suede (for gloves)

la dentelle

the lace

un smoking

a tuxedo

une robe de soirée

a ballgown

une bande, une barette, une bretelle, une patte

four different ways of saying "a strap" (in alphabetical order)

une barette

a bra strap

sans bretelles

strapless (adj)

un bustier

a strapless (n)

une large ceinture

a cummerbund

un col

a collar

un pois

a dot

un capuchon

a hood

faire son noeud de cravate

to tie a tie

le noeud papillon

the bowtie

un gant

a glove

un soutien-gorge

a bra (longer word)

une doublure

a lining

la culotte

the knee breeches (women's and children's knickers)

le caleçon

the boxer shorts

le chausson

the bedroom slipper

le peignoir

the bathrobe (light)

la robe de chambre

the bathrobe (heavy)

la sortie de bain

the bathrobe (not heavy or light)

le linge

the linen

la suédine

the suede cloth



(un pull) à col en v

a v-neck (sweater)

un cardigan

a cardigan (one word)

le gilet de laine

the cardigan (three words)

une salopette

an overall

le corsage

the blouse (lady's); can also mean the bodice of a dress

un chemisier

a blouse (lady's)

le corsaire

the pedal pushers

le slip

the men's briefs

la boutonnière

the button hole

poser une fleur à la boutonnière

to put a flower in a boutonnière

une combinaison

a lady's slip (full length)

une combinaison

a one-piece flying suit

la fermeture éclair

the zipper

le prix

the price

un col roulé

a turtleneck


to knit

en dentelle

made of lace

les bretelles (f)

the suspenders

les vêtements en acrylique

the acrylic clothes

une ceinture

a belt

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