Clothes – An Overview

Clothing is commonly used things worn around the human body. In most cases, clothing is composed of textiles or fibers, but in time it has also included clothing made from animal skins and other soft, natural substances found in nature and/or human material, put together very loosely. Some types of clothing are categorized into wearable clothing, articles of clothing, decorative clothing, work clothing, and casual clothing. As time passes by, other types of clothing became available, such as dresses, skirts, pantyhose, blouses, gloves, hats, belts, and even boots.


The word “clothes” is derived from Latin – Clans – and it usually plural consisting of all types of clothing, regardless of what kind of material is used in its making. This definition can also be applied to other types of textile articles including napkins and tablecloths. Today’s modern clothing mostly consists of apparel, or article of clothing intended for casual wear, while dressy clothing, which usually implies elegant and sophisticated clothing, is usually intended for formal occasions and social events.

Clothing is worn in many situations, both in and outside the home. For example, they are commonly worn by school-going children during their dress up days and as they prepare for going to school, in order to look presentable in their uniforms. It is important to keep in mind that the purpose of clothing is not only to make an individual look good, but clothing should also be comfortable. Moreover, one should also be able to match the clothes worn with the appropriate body type.