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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.

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

Vêtements de femme – Women’s clothing

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

Vêtements d’homme – Men’s clothing

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

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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