French Clothing

 

 

The French have always been regarded as sophisticated and classic, when it comes to fashion and style, in general. Even though the French clothing industry has certainly decayed in the past three decades, compared to what it once was, mainly due to the apparition of new competitors offering products of similar quality at much lower prices, French fashion continues to be one of the most influential forms of art nowadays, with Paris being considered one of the world’s fashion capitals (along with New York, London and Milan). Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and Louis Vuitton can be mentioned among the many talented contemporary designers that have helped France maintain this status.

This refined and somewhat conservative attitude is likely to be a derivation of the royalty and nobility who were in charge of the country in years prior
Characterized for being elegant but simple at the same time, with a minimalist tendency also appreciated in other European cultures, French style features the use of tailored, fitted and/or designed clothing and high quality accessories, as well as a rather moderate use of make up in women.

Following is a list of the most popular clothing items (including accessories) translated from English to French:

 

 

ENGLISH

FRENCH

Clothes

(les) Vêtements

Jewellery

(les) Bijoux

Boots

(les) Bottes

Earring

(la) Boucle d’oreille

Underwear

(les) Sous-vêtements

Belt

(la) Ceinture

Hat

(le) Chapeau

Socks

(les) Chaussettes

Shoes

(les) Chaussures

Shirt

(la) Chemise

Blouse

(le) Chamisier

Top

(le) Haut

Tie

(la) Cravate

Gloves

(les) Gants

Jacket

(la) Veste

Jumper

(le) Tricot

T-shirt

(le) Tee-shirt

Brassier

(la) Soutien-gorge

Sandals

(les) Sandales

Slippers

(les) Pantoufles

Handbag

(le) Sac à main

Purse

(le) Porte-monnaie

Wallet

(le) Portefeuille

(Pair of) trousers

(le) Pantalon

Watch

(la) Montre

Coat

(le) Manteau

Glasses

(les) Lunettes

Sunglasses

(les) Lunettes de soleil

(Pair of) Jeans

(le) Jean

Skirt

(la) Jupe

Dress

(la) Robe

Suit

(le) Costume

Scarf

(l’) Écharpe

Cap

(la) Casquette

Umbrella

(le) Parapluie

Raincoat

(l’) Imperméable

Sneakers

(les) Tennis

Pajamas

(le) Pyjama

Nightgown

(la) Chemise de nuit

Underpants (men)

(le) Caleçon

Necklace

(le) Collier

Ring

(la) Baque


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