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95 Examples of Apparel

 , updated on October 10, 2023
Apparel is clothing, footwear and accessories that are worn by a person. This is often used in as a commercial term to describe all clothing sold by the fashion industry. This originates with the Latin "apparare" which means "to prepare" or "to make ready." The following are common examples of apparel.
Arm warmers
Athletic shoes
Athletic wear
Ball gowns
Ballet flats
Bandanas
Belts
Berets
Blazers
Blouses
Bodysuits
Boots
Bow ties
Button-down shirts
Caftans
Camisoles
Capes
Capri pants
Caps
Cardigans
Chinos
Coats
Cocktail dresses
Corsets
Costumes
Coveralls
Cufflinks
Culottes
Cummerbunds
Dancewear
Dresses
Evening gowns
Eyeglasses
Fedoras
Gloves
Hats
Headbands
Heels
Hoodies
Jackets
Jeans
Jumpsuits
Kilts
Kimonos
Leg warmers
Leggings
Loafers
Mittens
Moccasins
Neckties
Onesies
Overalls
Palazzo pants
Pants
Pantyhose
Parkas
Pocket squares
Polo shirts
Ponchos
Rain boots
Raincoats
Robes
Rompers
Running shoes
Safety glasses
Sandals
Scarfs
Scrubs
Shawls
Shorts
Skirts
Sneakers
Snow boots
Snowboarding wear & skiwear
Socks
Suits
Sunglasses
Suspenders
Sweaters
Sweatshirts
T-shirts
Tank tops
Tights
Tops
Track pants
Traditional clothing
Trench coats
Tube top
Tunics
Tuxedos
Uniforms
Vests
Waistcoat vests
Windbreakers
Yoga pants
Apparel is similar to the term fashion but can include unfashionable practical things such as uniforms or sportswear. Another difference is that fashion includes anything that adds to style including items that aren't worn such as a handbag.
Although jewelry is worn it isn't typically considered apparel. This is due to the commercial roots of the term in the fashion industry where apparel is used to describe everything sold by fashion retailers that didn't typically sell jewelry.
In some cases, the word apparel is used in such a way that it appears to exclude footwear. There is little consistency on this such that the two definitions below are required. For example, it is very common for the retail and fashion industries to refer to "apparel & footwear."
Overview: Apparel
Type
Definition (1)
Clothing, footwear and accessories that are worn by a person.
Definition (2)
Clothing that is sold in a store.
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