Allow Me To Translate

Still even now I find myself catching how I describe an article of clothing and I’ve been Stateside for over ten years now! Obviously the biggest one is dressing gown rather than a robe and I catch myself every time, but of course you dear reader all know there is no difference. Some of the others may be new to you …?

               UK                                                                                USA

Dressing Gown                                                          Robe

Wellies (or Wellingtons)                                          Galoshes or rain boots

Jumper                                                                         Sweater

Trousers                                                                       Pants

Knickers                                                                       Panties

Cords                                                                             Corduroy jeans

                                                                                        (or can be men’s pants)

Anorak                                                                           Raincoat

Trackie Bottoms                                                          Sweatpants

Cardi                                                                              Cardigan

Tights                                                                             Hose

                                                                                        (where did this come from

                                                                                         so unflattering?)

Vest                                                                                 Undergarment

                                                                                        (like a spaghetti strap top)

Waistcoat                                                                       Vest (men’s)

Swimming costume                                                    Bathing suit

Trainers                                                                          Sneakers


I think that covers the majority of clothing items but if you’ve come across any others I’ve missed do let me know!

Look Gorgeous, Feel Fabulous - Sophie

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