Here are interesting words and collocations to use in your answers for IELTS topics about Style and Clothes.


Style and Clothes vocab — List of words and collocations

antique (adj)
baggy (adj)
bells and whistles (n)
brand loyalty (n)
distressed jeans (n)
dress down (v)
formal attire (n)
has set a new trend
jet black (adj)
old-school (adv)
outfit (n)
outfit (n)
pricey (adj)
relaxed-fit (adj)
smart-casual (adj)
strong colours (n)
super extravagant
trendy (adj)
wardrobe (n)

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Style and Clothes vocab — Explanations & Examples

antique (adj) — old (about things), smth belonging to the past, traditional
Some people prefer antique furniture rather then modern one.

baggy (adj) — loose (free-size sweater, t-shirt, etc.)
They love wearing ripped jeans with baggy t-shirt.

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bells and whistles (n) — attractive additional features
Manufacturers still build luxury cars with all the bells and whistles.

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brand loyalty (n) — emotionally-charged decision of a consumer for purchasing a particular brand again and again
All companies with their promotions try to encourage brand loyalty.

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distressed jeans (n) — ripped jeans
This is very trendy these days to wear distressed jeans.

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dress down (v) — wear less formal clothes
In my office many staff dress down on Fridays.

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formal attire (n) — formal clothes
People usually wear formal attire at wedding ceremonies.

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has set a new trend — started new fashion
The film has set a new trend for the leather jeans and trench coat.

jet black (adj) — intensely black (usually about hair, eyes, etc)
Suddenly, we saw that girl with jet black hair.

old-school (adv) — something that is old-fashioned or traditional (but not very old)
I also like to listen some old-school rock.

outfit (n) — set of clothes worn together
She was into hard rock and wore her black leather outfit.

outfit (n) — a set of clothes worn together
Usually they have special outfit to wear for the interview.

pricey (adj) — expensive (informal)
I prefer no-label versions over the pricey branded products.

Idioms and collocations
relaxed-fit (adj) — not skinny, not tight-fitted
I prefer relaxed-fit jeans.

smart-casual (adj) — informal, but clean and stylish
I have no special dress code for my position, and I prefer smart-casual style.

strong colours (n) — opposite of pastel colours
She loves clothes with strong colours.

Idioms and collocations
super extravagant — spending too much money, or exceeding the limits of reason or necessity
I won't buy something super extravagant, but a small cottage house near the sea I'd include in my purchases list.

trendy (adj) — fashionable
I guess almost all teenagers enjoy wearing trendy clothes.

wardrobe (n) — what you wear usually; the set of clothes in your closet
My wardrobe consists mostly of smart-casual clothes.


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