Clothing (also called clothes) is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on physical, social and geographic considerations. Some clothing types can be gender specific.


1 blouse 9 sweater 15 uniform 23 tunic
2 skirt 10 jacket 16 T-shirt 24 leggings
3 shirt 11 sport coat/sport jacket/ 17 shorts 25 overalls
4 pants/slacks jacket 18 maternity dress 26 turtleneck
5 sport shirt 12 suit 19 jumpsuit 27 tuxedo
6 jeans 13 three-piece suit 20 vest 28 bow tie
7 knit shirt/jersey 14 tie/necktie 21 jumper 29 (evening) gown
8 dress 22 blazer

Physically, clothing serves many purposes: it can serve as protection from the elements, and can enhance safety during hazardous activities such as hiking and cooking. It protects the wearer from rough surfaces, rash-causing plants, insect bites, splinters, thorns and prickles by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment. Clothes can insulate against cold or hot conditions. Further, they can provide a hygienic barrier, keeping infectious and toxic materials away from the body. Clothing also provides protection from harmful UV radiation.

A. I think I’ll wear my new blouse today.
B. Good idea!

A. I really like your…
B. Thank you.
A. Where did you get it /them?
B. At…

A. Oh, no! I just ripped my …!
B. What a shame!