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Les vêtements

Learn the French words for clothing so that you can dress yourself in French. Click any underlined word or phrase to hear it pronounced.

un anorak ski jacket
un blouson jacket
un gilet  (learn more) cardigan
un imperméable raincoat
un jean jeans
un maillot (de bain) bathing suit
un manteau coat
un pantalon pants
un pull sweater
un pyjama pajamas
un short shorts
un tee-shirt T-shirt
des bottes (f) boots
des chaussettes (f) socks
des chaussures (f) shoes
des chaussures à hauts talons (f)    high-heeled shoes
des sandales (f) sandals
des tennis (m) sneakers

Vêtements de femme – Women’s clothing

un bikini bikini
une chemise de nuit nightgown
un chemisier blouse
une jupe skirt
une minijupe miniskirt
une robe dress
un tailleur suit
des bas (m) stockings
un collant pantyhose / tights
une combinaison slip
un jupon half slip
un slip panties
un soutien-gorge bra

Vêtements d’homme – Men’s clothing

une ceinture cummerbund
une chemise shirt
un costume suit
une cravate tie
un gilet suit vest, waistcoast
un nœud papillon bow tie
un smoking tuxedo
un veston de sport      sport jacket
un boxer-short boxer shorts
un caleçon underwear
un maillot de corps undershirt

French verbs related to clothing

(click for conjugations)

aller à   to fit, be the right size for (clothes, shoes)
chausser   to put shoes on (someone else)
to fit, be the right size (shoes)
se déshabiller   to get undressed
essayer   to try on
faire la lessive   to do the laundry
s’habiller   to get dressed
plier   to fold
porter   to wear
repasser   to iron
se rhabiller   to get dressed again

French idioms

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Test yourself on demonstrative adjectives with this fill-in-the-blank exercise: Dans un magasin de vêtements

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