Clothing objects worn around the human body. Generally speaking, clothing is usually composed of textiles or garments, but in time it’s also included clothes fashioned from animal skins and other rough sheets of fabric and natural fibres found in the surroundings. Clothing can be utilitarian (i.e. worn as an extra layer during cold weather) or fashionable (i.e. worn to enhance one’s looks or to make a fashion statement).
The term ‘cloth’ is derived from Latin ‘claud’. Cloth comes from the Greek word casinos, meaning the handkerchief, the origin of which is still uncertain. In the earliest times, cloth was weaved using knits, cords or yarn. The development of the sewing machine would enable textile weavers to manufacture fine clothing items. In the industrial revolution, machinery was used to manufacture more versatile products like cotton-made clothing, which was mass produced. The invention of the textile fibre facilitated the manufacture of sweaters, dresses and other textile articles.
Clothing can be categorized according to its function. Clothing that is worn as a cover for the body or to protect it is called outer clothing or protective clothing. Clothing that is designed to aid digestion and regulate body temperature is called inner clothing for special purposes. Clothing that is used to make the body more comfortable by providing additional warmth or to help prevent the absorption of sweat is called active clothing. Finally, clothing that is made to be worn as a means of display is called costume clothing.
Clothes are categorized according to how they fit the person. For example, casual clothes such as jeans and shirts fit the wearer loosely so that they are more comfortable. Clothes that are designed for a particular occasion and type of clothing worn by the wearer are categorized as formal clothing. Formal clothing includes suits, coats, ties, and pants suits.
Clothing that covers the entire body is called total clothing, while clothing that fits only parts of the body, such as jackets and dresses, is called partial clothing. Some examples of total clothing include outfits used by the army, pilots, nurses and fishermen. Partial clothing, on the other hand, include outfits worn at home or at work. Garments that cannot completely cover the human body include nightclothes, pajamas, undergarments, wool and Angora socks.
Clothing, in its broadest sense, includes the clothes that are worn to perform an activity. Therefore, all persons who eat, breathe, take the air, swim or stand on a planet Earth are wearing some kind of clothing. Types of clothing include the following: dress, costume, work, sport and informal attire. All these types of clothing are available in different sizes, colors and styles.
The type of clothing a person wears may be categorized in several ways. Some examples include formal, semi-formal, casual clothing. Formal clothing, which include the dress, evening gowns, tuxedo and suits; casual clothing, which include t-shirts and jeans; and work clothing, which include trousers, t-shirts, jackets and coats. All these categories of clothes have certain standard sizes. Clothing that is custom-made, on the other hand, has sizes that vary according to the exact measurements of the user.
The garment also includes the undergarment like undergarments like socks, stockings, undergarments for women and men’s swimwear. These garments are also called accessories. An example of an accessory is a headdress. A headdress, in fact, is any embellishment added to a garment to make it look elegant and beautiful. The most common headdress is the headdress of St. Christopher. A headdress can either be made from cloth or an artificial material like beads or sequins.
Another important thing to note about clothing is that it protects our body parts from the weather and other external forces. The different cultures around the world have different beliefs on how our clothing protects us from the elements. For example, some people believe that the fabric of a garment protects the human body from insects and other organisms that can harm us.
Aside from clothing, one-piece garment made of cloth is also a protective garment consisting of tight-fitting material that can be worn over another one-piece garment. Examples of one-piece garments are sweat pants, sweat shirts, swimming suits, bicycle shorts, ski jackets, sports bras, and boxer shorts. Examples of a protective garment consisting of a textile material that allows air to pass through it are vests, backpacks, coats, rain coats, hoodies, and sun hats. These protective garments to help keep the user warm during cold seasons and cool during hot seasons.
Other types of clothing consist of accessories. These accessories can include belts, earrings, belts, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, caps, and gloves. A notable type of accessory is a jewelry which can be worn on a person’s arms, legs, or head. In addition, clothing can serve as a form of art as well. Some examples of this are clothes in urban fashion such as baggy jeans, baggy shirts, sneakers, and dyed or printed clothes.