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    different types of clothes

    There are different nouns for different types of clothings. Could you please give me a summary and explanation of the different types of clothings. I have the following in question at the moment:

    sweater
    cardigan
    jumper
    tank top
    sweatshirt
    platform shoes
    blouse
    capris
    boot-cut jeans

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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    Re: different types of clothes

    Do you want British English or American English? There are many many differences in this semantic field. An Englishman in his vest and pants is wearing much less than an American.

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    Re: different types of clothes

    We don't normally pluralize clothing, since it already is a plural. What you can say is there are different types of clothes.

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    Re: different types of clothes

    Here is a page with sweaters: sweater - Google Image Search

    A cardigan is a type of sweater. Here are some: cardigan sweaters - Google Image Search

    I found some jumpers, but a good deal of them are not items of clothing. You might find it interesting anyhow. Go to: jumper - Google Image Search

    Have fun!

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    Re: different types of clothes

    Quote Originally Posted by ahyuk View Post
    There are different nouns for different types of clothings. Could you please give me a summary and explanation of the different types of clothings. I have the following in question at the moment:

    sweater
    cardigan
    jumper
    tank top
    sweatshirt
    platform shoes
    blouse
    capris
    boot-cut jeans

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

    Some possibilites:

    Knitwear
    Footwear
    Informal clothing
    Sports clothing

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    Re: different types of clothes

    In American English, a jumper is a type of sleeveless dress that is worn over a blouse or sweater.

    A tank top is a sleeveless shirt with a low-cut neck.

    A sweatshirt is a fleece-lined shirt. It can have long or short sleeves, be a pullover style or zip up the front. It can also have a hood (called a "hoody" in BrE).

    Platform shoes were all the rage in the 1970s, and came back into fashion in the late 1990s. (Can we blame the Spice Girls for that?)

    A blouse can describe almost any type of women's shirt.

    Capri pants end just below the kneee. They are a dubious fashion trend and are more appropriate for digging clams on the beach than for every day wear.

    Boot-cut jeans are loose through the leg and wider at the ankle, so that you can comfortably wear boots underneath them.

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    Re: different types of clothes

    Here are some tank tops: tank top - Google Image Search

    Some sweatshirts: sweatshirt - Google Image Search

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    Du côté de chez Knowles

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In American English, a jumper is a type of sleeveless dress that is worn over a blouse or sweater.
    A British jumper stops at the waist.

    A tank top is a sleeveless shirt with a low-cut neck.
    A British tank-top is not a shirt (it's an item of knitwear), but it is sleeveless.

    A sweatshirt is a fleece-lined shirt. It can have long or short sleeves, be a pullover style or zip up the front. It can also have a hood (called a "hoody" in BrE). Also, if he/she is an apathetic/possibly hostile adolescent, a 'hoody' can also be the wearer of a hoody.

    Platform shoes were all the rage in the 1970s, and came back into fashion in the late 1990s. (Can we blame the Spice Girls for that?) I don't know about the Spice Girls revival, but in the 60s they were also warn by some young men - 'the mods'.

    A blouse can describe almost any type of women's shirt. Same here.

    Capri pants end just below the kneee. They are a dubious fashion trend and are more appropriate for digging clams on the beach than for every day wear.
    Never heard of them. In the '80s, there was a craze for something called 'pedal pushers' (which sound similar). More recently, young men - and older men in the middle of the male menopause - have been wearing trousers like that (in the summer); they're called 'cut-offs'.


    Boot-cut jeans are loose through the leg and wider at the ankle, so that you can comfortably wear boots underneath them. Same here.
    Obviously, Ouisch's links are to US-style pictures. But for other links, check on the nationality of the website.

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    Re: different types of clothes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Capri pants end just below the kneee. They are a dubious fashion trend and are more appropriate for digging clams on the beach than for every day wear.
    Please note:
    Many of the most influential fashion icons, from Audrey Hepburn to Jackie Onassis, spent long periods on the island, turning heads and launching fashions, such as the recently undusted Capri pants and canvas and cord sandals.
    from www.travelplan.it/capr_guide_dolce_vita

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