¿Has querido chulear la ropa de alguien, pero no sabías el nombre de la ropa? (Have you ever wanted to compliment somebody’s clothes and you didn’t know the name of each item?) Would you like to know how to say the name of each clothing item you wear? 

Well, don’t go anywhere, because in this article I will teach the name of several clothes in Spanish, ¡y tal vez tire por ahí unas clases de styling! (and I might throw in some styling tips on the way!). 

The most common verbs related to clothing

First of all, we need to learn some basic verbs, but don’t worry… We will learn this de la manera fácil (the easy way)! Yes, you guessed it: using Chunks! 

Quedar  (To fit)

  • Este vestido queda espectacular. (This dress fits perfectly.)

Poner / Ponerse (To put on / To wear)

  • Las mujeres nunca tienen qué ponerse. (Women never have anything to wear.)

Probar / Probarse (To try on)

  • ¿Por qué no te pruebas el pantalón? (Why don’t you try the pants on?)

Quitar / Quitarse (To take off)

  • Ya quiero quitarme estos zapatos. (I want to take off these shoes right now.)

Vestir / Vestirse (To get dressed)

  • Voy a vestir un short para la fiesta. (I’m going to wear shorts to the party.)

Comprar / Comprarse (To buy)

  • Ella quiere comprarse un sombrero nuevo. (She wants to buy a new hat.) 

Essential clothes vocabulary 

Let’s take a break and see some vocabulary related to clothing. Let’s say that fuiste de compras (you went shopping) and you want a certain item your size:

  • Customer: ¿Tiene esta falda en mi talla? (Do you have this skirt in my size?)
  • Vendor: ¿Qué talla es usted? (What size are you?)
  • Customer: No estoy segura si talla chica o mediana. (I’m not sure if Small or Medium size.)
  • Vendor: No, solo nos queda talla grande. (No, we only have Large size left.)
  • Customer: ¿Tendrá algo parecido con botones o cierre? (Do you have anything similar with buttons or a zipper?
  • Vendor: ¿Cierre? 
  • Customer: Oh, disculpe, cremallera. (Oh sorry, zipper in Spain.)
  • Vendor: Tenemos este vestido; es un modelo de algodón con estampado animal. (We have this dress. It’s a model in cotton with animal print.)
  • Customer: Este estampado está pasado de moda; creo que prefiero un vestido a rayas. (That print is old-fashioned. I think I prefer a striped dress.)

Name of clothing items in Spanish

What did you think about that? ¡Siempre hay clientes difíciles! (There are always picky customers!) Now that you know some vocabulary related to clothes, you’ve graduated, so let’s see each item.

  • Camisa (Shirt)
  • Playera o Remera (T-shirt)
  • Camiseta o Remera (Tank Top)
  • Chaqueta o Chamarra  (Jacket)
  • Suéter (Sweater)
  • Abrigo (Coat)
  • Chaleco (Vest)
  • Impermeable (Raincoat)
  • Botas de lluvia (Rain boots)
  • Vestido (Dress)
  • Plataformas (Wedges)
  • Vestido de fiesta (Party Outfit)
  • Pantalones (Pants)
  • Pantalón deportivo (Sport pants)
  • Tennis (Tennis shoes)
  • Falda (Skirt)
  • Tacones (High heels)
  • Shorts (Shorts) 
  • Sandalias (Flip flops)
  • Jeans o Pantalones de mezclilla (Jeans)
  • Botas (Boots)
  • Pijama (Pajamas)
  • Pantuflas (Sleepers)
  • Jumper (Jumper) 

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¡Muy bien! ¿Me faltó alguna pieza de ropa? (Did I miss a clothing piece?) ¿Qué traes puesto? (What are you wearing?) Let me know in the comments! 

I hope next time you go shopping or want to compliment someone’s clothes, you’ll have all the tools to do so. 

Feel free to check out the other videos from me and the other Spring Spanish teachers on our channel. We also have a free, more in-depth Spanish training on our website, where you’ll discover the method we use in our Spring Spanish Academy to teach students to speak fluent Spanish. You also get some free sample Spanish lessons there that come straight from our Academy!

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