Learn how to talk about I vestiti, clothes, in Italian.
Let's see the most important capi di abbigliamento, garments.
|La canottiera||Tank top|
|I jeans / Un paio di jeans||Jeans/A pair of jeans|
|Il costume (da bagno)||Bathing suit|
Here are some examples.
|Ad Halloween i bambini indossano un costume.||At Halloween the children wear a costume.|
|Giorgio ha comprato un maglione rosso.||Giorgio bought a red sweater.|
Here are some accessori (accessories) you can use with your outfit.
Un paio di occhiali
A pair of glasses
Gli occhiali da sole
Un paio di occhiali da sole
A pair of sunglasses
|Il papillon||Bow tie|
Let's see some examples.
|Non dimenticare i guanti!||Don't forget the gloves!|
|Come sono belli i tuoi orecchini!||Your earrings are so pretty!|
Check out la biancheria intima, l'intimo (underwear).
|I collant||Tights socks|
Here are some examples.
|Voglio delle calze nere.||I want a pair of black socks.|
|Ho dimenticato il pigiama.||I forgot my pyjama.|
To make your outfit complete, don't forget to wear le scarpe (shoes).
|Gli infradito||Flip flops|
|I tacchi||High heels|
|Le scarpe da ginnastica||Training shoes|
Check out the following examples.
|Queste ciabatte sono molto comode.||These slippers are very confortable.|
|In estate metto solo sandali.||In the Summer I wear sandals only.|
To describe your outfit further, you can use these materiali (materiali).
|Un maglione di lana||A wool sweater|
|Stivali di cuoio||Leather boots|
|Giacca di pelle||Leather jacket|
The following verbs could be useful when it comes to talk about clothes and dressing.
|Mettersi||To put on|
|Togliersi||To take off|
|Stare bene (addosso)||To suit/To fit|
|Vestirsi||To get dressed|
|Abbottonare||To button up|
|To try on|
Let's see some examples.
|Con cosa posso abbinare questa camicia?||What could I match this blouse with?|
|Vado a vestirmi e sono pronto.||I'll go get dressed and I'll be ready to go.|
The following words could be useful when talking about fashion.
|Il negozio di abbigliamento||Clothes shop|
|Il camerino||Fitting room|
|La taglia||The size|
|Avete una M?||Is there an M available?|
|Questo pantalone è stretto.||These trousers are tight.|
|Questo vestito è largo.||This dress is loose.|
|La gonna è corta.||The skirt is short.|
|La giacca è lunga.||The jacket is long.|
|Maniche lunghe||Long sleeves|
|Maniche corte||Short sleeves|
|Fuori moda||Out of fashion|
Check out the following examples.
|Vado nel camerino a provare questa gonna.||I'll go in the fitting room to try this skirt on.|
|Mi piace questa camicia a maniche lunghe.||I like this shirt with long sleeves.|
Italy is an important country for fashion (moda) and clothes (vestiti).
Some Italian fashion houses and stylists are the most appreciated and influential in the world, constantly setting excellence standards for the fashion industry.
Some useful words regarding the fashion industry:
Il modello (M)
La modella (F)
|La sfilata di moda||Fashion show|
Check out the following dialogue and short story about fashion and clothes.
|Sara||Oggi voglio fare shopping. Devo comprare un maglione e un paio di jeans per l'inverno.||Today I want to go shopping. I have to buy a sweater and a pair of jeans for the winter.|
|Chiara||Iniziamo! Ti piace questo maglione rosso?||Let's start! Do you like this red sweater?|
|Sara||Sì, molto! Vado nel camerino a provarlo.||Yes, a lot! I'll go in the fitting room to try it on.|
|Chiara||Va bene! Intanto io cerco un bel paio di jeans. Come ti sta il maglione?||Ok! In the meantime, I'll look for a pair of jeans.
How does the sweater fit you?
|Sara||E' un po' largo...mi serve una S.||It's a bit baggy...I need an S.|
|Chiara||Vado a prenderla. Vuoi provare questi jeans?||I'll go and take it. Do you want to try these jeans on?|
|Sara||Mi sembrano stretti! Non riesco ad abbottonarli.E sono anche fuori moda!||They look tight! I can't close them. And they are also out of fashion!|
|Chiara||Lascia perdere i jeans e il maglione! Ho appena visto un vestito rosso bellissimo! E anche una borsetta che si abbina perfettamente. Devi comprarli assolutamente!||Let go of those jeans and sweater!
I've just seen a beautiful red dress! And also a purse that matches perfectly. You absolutely have to get them both!
Maria farà presto una breve vacanza al mare. Ora sta preparando la valigia.
(Maria will soon go on a short vacation at the sea. Now she's preparing her luggage.)
Per andare in spiaggia, porta con sè delle infradito nere e due costumi: un bikini blu e un costume intero rosso.
(To go the beach, she's taking with her flip flops and two bathing suits: a blue bikini and a red swimming suit.)
Per il caldo sole estivo, mette in valigia anche un cappello e degli occhiali da sole.
(For the hot summer sun, she's also paking a hat and a pair of sunglasses.)
Per esplorare la città, porta alcune canottiere colorate e dei pantaloncini abbinati.
(To explore the city, she brings some colorful tank tops and some matching shorts.)
Quando uscirà la sera indosserà delle magliette carine, dei jeans e delle sneakers bianche.
(When she will go out in the evening, she will wear some cute shirts, jeans and white sneakers.)
Per le serate in discoteca, indosserà un vestito e dei sandali, oppure dei tacchi.
(To go to the disco, she will wear a dress and sandals, or high heels.)
Infine, mette in valigia alcuni reggiseni, mutande, borsette e orecchini.
(Finally, she packs some bras, underpants, handbags and earrings.)
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