Clothing in French (shoes, clothes...)
In this chapter the words for clothing items, accessories and different types of shoes in French are discussed. These words can be used for when you go shopping or when you want to describe a person, by saying what this person is wearing.
Most common clothes vocabulary in French
In this table you will find the translations of clothing items from English to French.
|the jumper||le pullover|
|the coat||le manteau|
|the skirt||la jupe|
|the dress||la robe|
|socks||les chausettes (feminine)|
|the blouse/shirt||la chemise|
|the suit||le costume|
|the scarf||l'écharpe (feminine)|
|gloves||les gants (masculine)|
|swimming trunks||le slip de bain|
|the bathing suit||le maillot de bain|
|the bikini||le bikini|
Take a look at the French colours chapter to be able to describe the colour of a clothing item.
- Il porte un pantalon vert. (He is wearing green trousers.)
- Son pullover est jaune. (His jumper is yellow.)
Accessories in French
|the belt||la ceinture|
|the tie||la cravate|
|the bow tie||le noeud papillon|
|the hat||le chapeau|
|the cap||la casquette|
|the glasses||les lunettes|
|the ring||la bague|
|earrings||les boucles d'oreilles (feminine)|
|the watch||la montre|
Shoes in French
In this table you will find the translations of different types of shoes from English to French.
|slippers||les chaussons/ la pantoufle|
|high heels||les talons hauts|
Example dialogue in a clothing store
Marc: Bonjour, je voudrais acheter un costume pour le mariage de ma fille. (Hello, I would like to buy a suit for my daughter's weeding)
Employé: Nous avons une large gamme de costumes de couleurs différentes. Lequel vous ferez plaisir ? (We have a large range of suits in different colors. What would you like ?)
Marc: Je voudrais un costume blanc accompagné d'un noeud papillon et des chaussures italiennes. (I would like a white suit with a bow-tie and italian shoes)
Employé: Vous avez le choix entre ces deux costumes, très bon choix pour un mariage. (You can choose between these two suits, very good choice for a wedding)
Marc: D'accord, je vais prendre celui-là avec une cravate blanche et un noeud papillon noir. (Fine, I will take this one with a white tie and a black bow-tie)
Employé: D'accord monsieur, tenez et bonne journée. (Ok sir, here and have a good day)
Hopefully, these translations of clothing items and shoes will be useful for you, now it is time to make some exercises to train your vocabulary!
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