What are some types of clothes? The types of clothes available today are as varied as the stars in the night sky. Clothes can be broken down into a vast array of categories and subcategories. Most types of clothes are sold on the basis of season, and this provides a good starting point. When shopping in the mall, Walmart, Target, or any other major clothing retailer, you will notice that autumn, winter, spring, and summer all have a particular line of clothing. These clothing lines are generally based on their inclusion of weather specific garments and color schemes.
Clothing can be further broken down by its material. Different types of clothes are constructed from metals and alloys, furs, skins, down, and cloth. The types of down, furs and skins, this includes leather, used in making clothes are only limited by the animals they come from. Cloth can be created from numerous materials, and it is either woven or knitted. The use of metal and alloys in creating clothing is a subject of opinion. Some people would argue that a knight’s armor is not clothing so much as protective equipment. This is up for debate and there is not a right or wrong answer.
Most clothing comes from cloth, and the fibers used in producing cloth are an essential element in the classification of what type of clothing it is. Throughout most of history cloth has been produced from naturraly occurring materials like cotton, wool, denim, silk, ramie, and flax. From this group of materials a recent market has developed, organically produced clothing. An extension to these types of clothes are sustainably produced textilesóthis refers to environmentally friendly production techniques; use of renewable resources; humane working conditions; and fair pay.
With the recent advancements in technology, the list of fibers used to create cloth has grown substantially. Today we find clothes produced from: polyester, nylon, spandex, cupro, flannel, PVC, rayon, soy, rubber, tyvek, lyocell, jute, bamboo, and acetate, as well as recovered and recycled materials.
The people who design clothing are called designers. They mix colors, cloths (fur, skin, down, metal), cuts, and stitching techniques to create styles. Many designers create exclusive lines of clothing that are unique to them or to a retail outlet. This can be seen with Targetóthey are exclusive purveyors of the Mossimo brand clothing. The most sought after and highly valued lines of clothing are termed ‘designer.’ These lines generally include the designer’s name or symbol on each article of clothing. The most prevelant designers are Gucci, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Armani, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few.
There are several types of clothes that form the basis of every design and style. Shirts, pants, and dresses are the building blocks for every garment. Shirts include: shortsleeve, longsleeve, crew neck, v-neck, sweaters, sweatshirts, pullovers, cardigans, jackets, coats, windbreakers, jersees, tube tops, camisole, a-shirt, polo shirt, night shirt, sleeveless shirt, and halter top. Categories of pants include: jeans, overalls, shorts, chinos, dress pants, khakis, capris, skinny jeans, and bellbottoms. The types of dresses available are beyond count, and they are generally categorized by the type of occasion that they are worn for and the designer who made them. An interesting variation on the dress is the skirt. Skirts are just as numerous as anyother article of clothing and are mostly classified by their length and material. These list are not exhaustive and constitute a fraction of the available types of clothing.