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Women's Fashion 1784-1970 - with pictures
"These images illustrate women's fashions for every year from 1784 to 1970.
Mefite Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane gives us a running commentary to go along with the pictures."

(neatorama.com)

 

 

8 World Famous Historical Hats
"Hats have been used throughout history to convey meaning—whether as a status symbol, a political statement, or simply for sartorial style. Such is the power of a good hat that certain styles have become intrinsically linked with just one famous individual, and inevitably become the first item you reach for when trying to portray that character at a costume party..."

(mentalfloss.com)

WINSTON CHURCHILL’S HOMBURG

 

GUY FAWKES’S SUGARLOAF

 

 

 

Underground fashion in Britain, 1960-1990 – in pictures
"From the fair isle jumpers of the 60s art-school boho, through to the bone necklaces and black string vests worn by early 80s goths,
changing youth fashions have come to reflect everything from class to political beliefs, as a new book illustrates..."

(theguardian.com)

 

 

Beyond the label: Photographer documents garment industry
in Bangladesh
- 16 PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)


"In most of these garment factories there are no labour inspectors
and the factories receive much less attention
from the international community.
Many factories are non-compliant
with regards to anti-child labour legislation."

 


"What is the informal garment sector?
'Informal factories' are companies not officially registered
in Bangladesh producing garments
for the local and sometimes the Indian market.
These factories also produce garments for well-known
and established international brands through subcontracts."



High Fashion Food
"Gretchen Röehrs, a fashion designer in San Frrancisco,
says that she “still plays with her food.”
She inks female bodies around fresh fruits, bread, and oyster shells.
The results are designs that look like they’re ready to parade
down the catwalk at a fashion show."

(neatorama.com)

 

 

The Shoes Appreciation Society
- a poster

Visualize shoes by their names.
(etsy.com)

 

 

Royal Ascot 2010 : HATS
(dailymail.co.uk)

 

 

Clothes + Games + Tests
(learnenglish.de)

 

 

Different styles of
Muslim headscarf

- in graphics + descriptions
(BBC)

 

Dress code
(theixans)
Clothes (dessins soignés)
- (speechteach.co.uk) :
Page 1- dress, shorts, jumper, jeans
Page 2 - vest, pants, cap, gloves
Page 3 - shirt, T-shirt, skirt, shoe
Page 4 - zip, hat, sock, scarf

Clothes - flashcards
Click on Flashcard Library.
- Coats, Hats, and Winter Clothes
- Describing Clothes
- Exercise Clothing
- Jewelry and Accessories
- Shoes and Footwear
- Sleepwear and Underwear
(aussi en ESPAGNOL)
(esl-library.com)

 

 

Describing Clothes
(aussi en ESPAGNOL)
flashcards
Click on Flashcard Library.
(esl-library.com)

 

 

 


 

 

Vocabulary :

  • Synonyms for “Clothes”
    "Words that refer collectively to one’s clothes have an origin in the sense of equipment or preparation; here are a dozen words available as alternatives to clothes."

    (dailywritingtips.com)

  • Morning suit v lounge suit : A quick history lesson / When to wear it / Modern weddings / In praise of
    (BBC)

    The morning suit

    The lounge suit

 

  • A guide to etiquette :
    "Royal weddings are full of protocol but what are guests expected to wear for Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day?
    The invitation states guest should wear "uniform, morning coat or lounge suit". But what does that mean?..."
    (BBC)

    Uniform

    Morning coat
    Lounge suit

 

  • The fanny pack (CanadaUS), 
    "belt pack
     (US), belly bag (US), Buffalo pouch (US), hip sack (US), hip pack (UK), or bum bag (UK, Oceania),moon bag (South Africa), the Joe bag, or man bag, is a small fabric pouch secured with a zipper and worn at the waist by a strap around the hips or waist...
    Today, fanny packs are often worn by hikers and bicycle riders. "

    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Describing clothing
    Adjectives (other than common descriptive words) : Aesthetic / Jaunty / Puffy / Diaphanous ...
    (writing.com)
  • Fabric and Cloth - Definitions
    "269 names of kinds of fabric and cloth.
    There is an enormous variety in fabrics, with many different national, historical and regional varieties.
    It is interesting to note, however, that almost all of the types of fabric listed below are variants or blends of just five basic fabric types (silk, cotton, linen, wool and worsted).
    Many of the terms are foreign in origin..."

    (phrontistery.info)
  • Fits produced for jeans (Wikipedia)
    Ankle jeans - Baggy jeans - Bell bottom/Flares - Bootcut - Boy cut or Boyfriend (for women) - Carpenter jeans - Classic - Hip-huggers -
    Loose jeans - Low-rise jeans - "Mom" jeans - Original jeans - Overall - Phat pants - Relaxed Fit - Saggy - Skinny jeans - Slinkies - Straight jeans -
    Wide leg - Jorts (Jean shorts)
  • La Redoute - Catalogue - en anglais (laredoute.co.uk)

  • Academic dress (Wikipedia)
    1 British academic dress : 1.1 The gown / 1.2 The cap / 1.3 The hood / 1.4 Dress and Undress
    2 United States : 2.1 Opposition to academic attire / 2.2 Inter-Collegiate colors
    3 See also
    4 External links

 

 

  • Fashion and clothing - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • Textiles - liste et liens (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)
  • Clothes - sans exercice - mots écrits et prononcés -
    Men's Clothes / Women's Clothes / Uni-Sex / Baby Clothes / Holiday/Leisure Clothes / Underwear / Shoes / Accessories /
    Jewellery / Parts of Clothes

    (learnenglish.de)


  • Clothes (with SOUND) - en rapport avec la météo (kizclub.com)



  • Interactive picture dictionary - In my pocket (parapal-online.co.uk)
    "Move your mouse around the screen to learn new vocabulary. Click on "test" when you are ready to check your knowledge."


 

 

Facts :

  • Met Gala 2017 - 3 May 2017
    "New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors for the Met Gala this week.
    It is a yearly event to raise money for the museum's Costume Institute.
    The Met Gala is the most important event of the year for the fashion industry."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • 14 Articles of Clothing Named After Places - with photos
    "Tuxedos are named after Tuxedo Park in New York, where fancy men began wearing fancy jackets to an elite country club circa 1886..."

    (mentalfloss.com)

  • EU Court: Headscarf Ban in Workplace Legal in Some Cases - Text + Audio - 14 March 2017
    "The EU’s top court has ruled that employers can ban some religious symbols, such as headscarves, in the workplace.
    But the European Court of Justice said such a ban must be part of a company’s overall policy for all employees to “dress neutrally”."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • A New Invention: Shoes that Grow with a Child - Text + Audio - 7 November 2016
    "About 300 million children around the world go barefoot. Those children risk picking up diseases and parasites from the soil. One man wants to change that."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Female tourists should not wear skirts in India, says tourism minister - 29 August 2016
    "India’s tourism minister has said foreign women should not wear skirts or walk alone at night in the country’s small towns and cities “for their own safety”."

    (theguardian.com)

  • French Burkini Bans Revive Debate On Muslim Clothing - Text + Audio + Photos - 26 August 2016
    "France’s top administrative court has ruled that French towns cannot ban burkinis — a kind of swimwear Muslim some women wear.
    More than 30 towns had banned the burkinis. Leaders said they violate public safety after recent terrorist attacks."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • France Corsica brawl: Mayor bans burkinis amid tensions - 15 August 2016
    "A village mayor in Corsica has banned full-body swimsuits known as "burkinis" after a beach brawl between families of North African descent and local youths."

    (BBC)


    Corsican town becomes third in France to ban the burkini after riots - 15 August 2016
    (telegraph.co.uk)

  • 6 Dated Fashions That Are Still in Style - 18 February 2016
    (neatorama.com)

  • Dirty Laundry 2: Hung Out to Dry - Unravelling the toxic trail from pipes to products
    "Research commissioned by Greenpeace International has revealed that clothing and certain fabric-based shoes sold internationally by major clothing brands are manufactured using nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). NPEs
    -- which are used as surfactants in textile production -- subsequently break down to form toxic nonylphenol (NP).
    Nonylphenol is a persistent chemical with hormone-disrupting properties that builds up in the food chain, and is hazardous even at very low levels."

    (greenpeace.org)

  • National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day - December 18th
    + What is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day?
    "National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is a day of light hearted fun and a day to be yourself and not that buttoned up corporate version of yourself you have grown to despise. Most importantly, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is a day to make the holidays fun... the way they were intended to be! So this National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, leave the school uniform at home, keep the preppy office blouse in your closet, and whatever you do, don't even think about taking your suit to work."

    (nationaluglychristmassweaterday.org)

     

 

  • The dress code
    "A day out at Ascot Racecourse is very special and dressing for the occasion is an important part of the raceday experience."

    (ascot.co.uk)

  • Wildwood, New Jersey, set to ban low-slung trousers
    "A beach town in the US state of New Jersey is passing a ban on the wearing of low-slung trousers, jeans or shorts on its boardwalk.
    The sight of exposed skin or underwear has attracted complaints from tourists...
    He (Wildwood Mayor Ernest Troiano.) is introducing a dress code prohibiting trousers that hang more than 3in (7.6cm) below the hips."

    Related story : US town set to ban saggy trousers + LINKS
    (BBC)

 

 

 

  • Saggy trousers banned on Texas buses
    "Saggy trousers may be fashionable among urban youth but they won't be allowed on some buses in the state of Texas...
    "Pull 'em up or find another ride," reads signs on city buses in Ft. Worth."
    "The saggy trousers look has been around for more than a decade, tracing its roots to prison attire because inmates are not issued belts.
    It spread to the rap and hip-hop music community, and from there became a popular symbol of freedom and cultural awareness for many young people."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • "Modern music and fashion have aways had a close relationship. 
    ‘Ensemble: The Style of Music’  is a series of 20 posters featuring the classic outfits of some well-known musicians, from the over-the-top flamboyance of Elvis to the grunge look of Kurt Cobain."
    (Neatorama)
    LINK

 

 

Listening :

  • Shopping for clothes
    "Listen to the conversation between a customer and a shop assistant and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills."

    (learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org)
  • Belt up, young man - ACCES PAR MOT DE PASSE
    "Florida wants to ban sagging and Obama hates it too, but can anything stop blokes wearing their jeans below their pants we ask.
    Plus, some habitual 'saggers' tell us why they wear their trousers slow-slung."
    Meet the 'saggers' (The Guardian)
    AUDIO & TRANSCRIPT (NPR) In Dallas, a Hip-Hop Plea: Pull Your Pants Up (2007)
    LISTEN TO  rapper Dewayne Brown, - Dooney Da' Priest: "Pull Your Pants Up"

    (sabironlangues.typepad.fr)


 

  • What to wear?
    "One of the biggest shocks when you arrive in a new country can be the clothes people are wearing.
    With this in mind, let's take a look at teenage fashion in the UK for girls."

    Text + Vocabulary explained + Audio
    (BBC)

 

  • Clothes - sans exercice - mots écrits et prononcés
    Men's Clothes / Women's Clothes / Uni-Sex / Baby Clothes / Holiday/Leisure Clothes / Underwear / Shoes / Accessories /
    Jewellery / Parts of Clothes
    (learnenglish.de)
  • Everyday English in Conversation - Listening
    Eating / Emotions / Fashion / Friendship / Health / Housing / Life / Memory / Money /
    Romance / Shopping / Time / Traveling / Vacation / Weather / Work
    (Focus English)
  • Clothes - interactive
    Listen to the words and write them.
    Cliquer sur : Menu - Sujet divers - les vêtements.
    (soundguideweb.com)
  • Fashion and clothing - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • Shopping - Welcome to London (BBC)
    Listen 1: Buying a pair of shoes
    Listen 2: Buying some jeans
    Read 1: Where to shop in London
    Read 2: Oxford Street crime
    Speak 1: Using the schwa sound when asking for things
  • Miss Spider's Week - a story read to you - (arnes.si)
    - révision des jours et des vêtements

 

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

 

  • Clothes - interactive activity
    "Please put the words into the right box."
    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

  • Clothes - interactive
    Listen to the words and write them.
    Cliquer sur : Menu - Sujet divers - les vêtements.
    (soundguideweb.com)

  • Clothes (telus.net)

  • Clothes - Matching exercise (web2.uvcs.uvic.ca)
  • Clothes - What's this ? (Il faut écrire la réponse) - (web2.uvcs.uvic.ca)



  • Clothes - Matching exercise (annie.gwynn)


  • Clothes - a quiz (a4esl.org)
    - ex : "We wear them to keep our hands warm." ...
  • Dress for the weather - (bry-backmanor.org)
    "Cut out the people and place each one in the correct setting."
  • Interactive picture dictionary - In my pocket ((parapal-online.co.uk))
    "Move your mouse around the screen to learn new vocabulary.
    Click on "test"
    when you are ready to check your knowledge."