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A Selection of Phrases and Vocabulary in English for Clothing and Accessories

With the arrival of winter, the days are becoming colder and shorter. In some areas of Europe and the United States, the amount of rain has increased and we can witness suggestive snowfalls. However, thanks to climate change, the weather has become increasingly unpredictable and so it is not unusual to find ourselves in the middle of a violent storm that has caught us by surprise after a nice sunny morning. There are also some countries where unpredictable weather is common every month of the year. What would happen if you travelled to Ireland or the UK and found yourself with sun, rain, snow, and wind all on the same day? Would you be prepared to face every change of weather without catching a cold?

When travelling to places where the weather is capricious, it is always a good habit to bring an umbrella, a windbreaker, and a raincoat. Likewise, it is never a bad idea to take a look at the weather forecast as it can be very accurate! In the following, we will offer you the vocabulary and a selection of phrases to keep in mind for your autumn purchases or during sudden and unforeseen changes in the weather.

Vocabulary

Here is a list of clothing-related words for your winter purchases.

Clothing, Footwear, and Accessories

Anorak / windbreaker
Belt
Blazer
Blouse
Boots
Button
Cap
Cardigan
Coat
Dressing gown
Gloves
Hat
Hoody / sweatshirt
Jacket
Jumper
Leggings
Overcoat
Pocket
Pullover
Raincoat
Scarf
Size
Socks
Sweater
Sunglasses
Tracksuit
Tights
Trousers
Waistcoat
Umbrella
Zip

Fabrics

Cotton
Leather
Wool
Canvas
Denim
Linen
Silk
Suede
Synthetic fibre
Velvet

Verbs

To get dressed
To get undressed
To get dressed up
To get changed
To match
To put on
To take off
To try on
To wear
To suit
To tie
To undo
To untie

Adjectives

Baggy
Big
Casual
Cheap
Elegant
Expensive
Fashionable
Formal
Loose / sloppy
Ordinary
Unfashionable
Oversize
Shabby
Tight

Designs

Checked
Solid
Spotted
Striped
Tartan
Floral

Phrases

This dress is too big. Can I try a smaller size?

I need a warm coat.

This skirt looks a bit sloppy on the side.

Do you also do tailoring?

Could you take measurements for the hem?

Do you have this shirt in another design?

I would like to try these shoes in size 5.

Emergency Phrases

This cotton shirt is too light for today’s weather. I feel very cold!

Do you know where I can buy an umbrella?

I forgot my raincoat.

Can I have some rain boots?

Ready for Your New Winter Wardrobe?

Now you know the full vocabulary and phrases for your fall purchases. If you are thinking about traveling to an English-speaking country, you will have to communicate in different situations. Have you ever thought about taking an online English course? ABA English helps you learn English with a natural and intuitive method that will prepare you for daily communication. In addition to 144 grammar and short film video classes, you will have your own private teacher ready to clear up your doubts.

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