Each expression in this post has been shown with meaning followed by an example with a relevant picture. This blog post on “Clothes And Fashion Vocabulary” aims to help ESL learners and teachers in order to help improve their English.

very fashionable
01. to be on trend

Meaning: to be very fashionable

Example: I never thought it’s important to look like I’m on trend.

casual clothes
02. casual clothes

Meaning: not formal

Example: My sister bought some casual clothes for the weekends.

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03. classic style

Meaning: a simple traditional style that is always fashionable

Example: Old clothes in classic style appeal to me because they never go out of fashion.

esigner label meaning in English
04. designer label

Meaning: a well-known company that makes (often expensive) clothing

Example: She’ll only wear clothes with a designer label.

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05. dressed to kill

Meaning: wearing clothes that attract admirers

Example:  Khushboo is always dressed to kill in parties.

06. to dress for the occasion

Meaning: to wear clothes suitable for a particular event 

Example: If I’m going out to a party, I’m going to dress for the occasion.

07. fashionable

Meaning: in fashion

Example: She seems envious of her sister’s new fashionable dress.

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08. fashion house

Meaning: a company that sells (usually expensive) new styles in clothes

Example: My father wants me to open a fashion house this year.

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09. fashion icon

Meaning: a person who is famous for their sense of fashion

Example: I don’t think youths in my colony would call me a fashion icon.

10. fashion show

Meaning: an event where modals show off the latest in fashion designs

Example: Yesterday she did a fashion show for Zara here in New Delhi.

to get dressed up
11. to get dressed up

Meaning: to put on nice clothes,often to go out somewhere special

Example: Getting dressed up for special occasions doesn’t appeal to me a t all.

to go out of fashon menaing in English
12. to go out of fashion

Meaning: to not be in fashion any more

Example: My mother and sisters always wear clothes in classic style that never go out of fashion.

13. hand-me-downs

Meaning: clothes that are passed down from older brothers or sisters to their younger siblings

Example: My younger brothers never hated having to wear my hand-me-downs.

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14. to have an eye for (fashion)

Meaning: to be a good judge of

Example: He always has an eye for what suits me the most.

15. to have a sense of style

Meaning: the ability to wear clothes that look stylish

Example: This young boy has a sense of style that is very much his own.

the height of fashion
16. the height of fashion

Meaning: very fashionable

Example: I bought this jacket when it was in the height of fashion.

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17. to keep up with the latest fashions

Meaning: to wear the latest fashions

Example: Neha and Anjali don’t seem too concerned about keeping up with the latest fashion.

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18. too look good in

Meaning: to wear something that suits you

ExampleYou both look good in Shirvani.

mix and match clothes
19. to mix and match

Meaning: to wear different styles or items of clothing that aren’t part of a set outfit

Example: She knows well how to mix and match different items of clothing that go well together.

must-have meaning in English
20. must-have

Meaning: something that is highly fashionable and therefore in demand

Example: My siblings are keen on wearing must-have clothes.

ready made clothes
21. off the peg

Meaning: clothing that is ready made

Example: She has got many attractive clothes, and most of them are off the peg.

22. old fashioned

Meaning: not in fashion any more

Example: No one has ever seen her wearing old fashioned clothes

23. on the catwalk

Meaning: the stage that modals walk along to show off the latest fashions

ExampleThe clothes that models use on the catwalk don’t always reflect what normal people wear.

Clothes and fashion vocabulary
24. a slave to fashion

Meaning: someone who always feel the need to wear the latest fashions

Example:Since you are often tight on a budget, you don’t need to be a slave to fashion.

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25. smart clothes

Meaning: the kind of clothes worn for a formal event

Example: He tends to wear smart clothes at his workplace.

suit someone clothes
26. to suit someone

Meaning: to look good on someone

Meaning: Formal attire suits you the most.

pride in appearance
27. to take pride in one's appearance

Meaning: to pay attention to how someone looks

Example: Ryan and Harris are always well-dressed and take a lot of pride in their appearance.

timeless fashion
28. timeless

Meaning: something that doesn’t go out of fashion

Example: They often wear clothes that are timeless.

vintage clothes
29. vintage clothes

Meaning: clothes from an earlier period

Example: We’ve got some really nice shops in Sharjah that sell vintage clothes at affordable price.

well dressed person
30. well-dressed

Meaning: to be dressed attractively

ExampleEveryone in my family likes to be well-dressed.


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