Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll get band 9 vocabulary about clothes to use on your next IELTS Exam.

A subscriber to this channel requested specific vocabulary for attire recently.

That word, attire, I’ve taught before, as a better synonym for clothes.

Other ‘clothing’ resources from IELTS Energy:

1. Episode 575, sample Part 3 answers about clothes

2. Blog post about 8+ vocabulary for hats



Why do you need to be able to talk about clothes?

It could come up anywhere on your Speaking Exam.

Part 1 questions could include those about your personal style and preferences.

Part 2 might ask you to describe your favorite piece of clothing (stay tuned for sample answer in the next video!).

Part 3 could include questions about fashion, trends, style and/or uniforms.


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Band 9 IELTS Vocabulary about Clothes

Wardrobe– the clothes you have in your closet; the clothes you usually wear

My wardrobe consists mostly of shorts and t-shirts.

Business casualsemi-formal clothes, usually for work

Distressed jeans– jeans that are made to look old, often with holes in them

Relaxed-fitcomfortable, not ‘skinny’ jeans

A forgiving cut– clothes that aren’t too tight and don’t show your worst features, but highlight your best features

Fitted– clothes that closely fit your body

Cardigan– a button-up sweater

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