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Learn how to talk about I vestiti, clothes, in Italian.

Italian clothes list (suit, jacket, shorts, dress)

Let's see the most important capi di abbigliamento, garments.

ItalianEnglish
La maglietta   T-shirt       
Il vestito Dress
Lo smokingSuit
La canottieraTank top
La camiciaShirt/Blouse
La felpaHoodie
Il maglione       Sweater        
La giaccaJacket             
Il cappottoCoat
I pantaloniTrousers/Pants
I pantalonciniShorts
La gonnaSkirt
I jeans / Un paio di jeansJeans/A pair of jeans
I leggins Leggins
La tutaTracksuit
Il costume (da bagno)Bathing suit
Il costumeCostume
Il bikiniBikini
La divisaUniform

 

Here are some examples.

ItalianEnglish
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.

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Accessories in Italian (cap, jewelry, bag, handbag)

Here are some accessori (accessories) you can use with your outfit.

ItalianEnglish
Il cappelloHat/cap
La sciarpaScarf
I guantiGloves
Gli occhiali
Un paio di occhiali
Glasses
A pair of glasses
Gli occhiali da sole
Un paio di occhiali da sole
Sunglasses
A pair of sunglasses
L'orologioWatch
La cravattaTie
I gioielliJewelry
Il bracciale
Il braccialetto
Bracelet
La collanaNecklace
L'anelloRing
Gli orecchiniEarrings
La sciarpaScarf
La cinturaBelt
La borsa
La borsetta
Bag/Purse/Handbag
Il papillonBow tie

 

Let's see some examples.

ItalianEnglish
Non dimenticare i guanti!Don't forget the gloves!
Come sono belli i tuoi orecchini!Your earrings are so pretty!

Underwear in Italian (socks, bra)

Check out la biancheria intima, l'intimo (underwear).

ItalianEnglish
Le calzeSocks
Le mutandeUnderpants/Slip
Il reggisenoBra
I collantTights socks
Il pigiamaPyjamas

 

Here are some examples.

ItalianEnglish
Voglio delle calze nere.I want a pair of black socks.
Ho dimenticato il pigiama.I forgot my pyjama.

Shoes in Italian (boots, slippers)

To make your outfit complete, don't forget to wear le scarpe (shoes).

ItalianEnglish
Le ciabatteSlippers
Gli infraditoFlip flops
Gli stivaliBoots
I tacchiHigh heels
Le sneakersSneakers
Le scarpe da ginnasticaTraining shoes
I sandaliSandals

 

Check out the following examples.

ItalianEnglish
Queste ciabatte sono molto comode.These slippers are very confortable.
In estate metto solo sandali.In the Summer I wear sandals only.

Materials in Italian (leather, silk)

To describe your outfit further, you can use these materiali (materiali).

ItalianEnglish
Il cotone  Cotton
La stoffaCloth
La lanaWool
Il cuoio
La pelle
Leather     
La setaSilk
La gommaRubber
Il pizzoLace

To specify a material, use The prepositions Di (Of) followed by the material.

ItalianEnglish
Un maglione di lanaA wool sweater
Stivali di cuoioLeather boots
Giacca di pelleLeather jacket

Useful verbs (to wear, to put on)

The following verbs could be useful when it comes to talk about clothes and dressing.

ItalianEnglish
IndossareTo wear
MettersiTo put on
TogliersiTo take off
AbbinareTo match
Stare bene (addosso)To suit/To fit
VestirsiTo get dressed
SvestirsiTo undress
AllacciareTo tie
AbbottonareTo button up
SbottonareTo undo
Provare
Provarsi
To try on

 

Let's see some examples.

ItalianEnglish
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.

Italian words and expressions about fashion (size, trendy)

The following words could be useful when talking about fashion.

ItalianEnglish
Il negozio di abbigliamentoClothes shop
Il camerinoFitting room
La tagliaThe 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 lungheLong sleeves
Maniche corteShort sleeves
Alla modaTrendy
Fuori modaOut of fashion

 

Check out the following examples.

ItalianEnglish
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.

Fashion in Italy (fashion show, model)

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:

ItalianEnglish
Lo/La stilistaStylist
Il modello (M)
La modella (F)
Model (M/F)
La sfilata di modaFashion show
La passerellaRunaway

 

Daily dialogue

Check out the following dialogue and short story about fashion and clothes.

At a clothes shop

 ItalianEnglish
SaraOggi 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.
ChiaraIniziamo! Ti piace questo maglione rosso?Let's start! Do you like this red sweater?
SaraSì, molto! Vado nel camerino a provarlo.Yes, a lot! I'll go in the fitting room to try it on.
ChiaraVa 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?
SaraE' un po' largo...mi serve una S.It's a bit baggy...I need an S.
ChiaraVado a prenderla. Vuoi provare questi jeans?I'll go and take it. Do you want to try these jeans on?
SaraMi 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!
ChiaraLascia 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!

 At home

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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