B2/C1 Vocabulary: Clothing, Accessories and Appearance

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5 o'clock shadow 
acrylic 
afro 
airing cupboard 
anorak 
armband 
arrow 
back comb 
backpack 
baggy 
bald(ing) 
ball gown 
bandana 
bangle 
bangs 
barbell 
baseball cap 
bathing costume 
beard 
beauty spot 
bedsheets 
bikini 
birthmark 
black-tie (adj) 
blanket 
blond 
blonde 
blouse 
bodice 
bow tie 
boxer shorts 
bra(siere) 
bracelet 
braces 
braids 
breeches 
briefs 
brow 
brunette 
buckle 
bun 
burka 
buttonhole 
cap and gown 
cardigan 
cheekbone 
chiffon 
chinos 
clothes rack 
collar 
contact lens 
corset 
crease (n + v) 
creased 
crew cut 
cuff 
cufflink 
curlers 
curls 
daps
dark(-skinned) 
darn (v) 
depilate 
depilation 
designer (adj) 
done up (adj) 
do up (phr v) 
drainpipes 
dreadlocks 
dress down (phr v) 
dressing gown 
dress to impress 
dress up (phr v) 
duffle coat 
duvet

E-P
earrings 
elastic(ated) 
extra large (XL) 
eyeliner 
eyeshadow 
false eyelashes 
flannel 
flares 
flaw(ed) 
floppy (hat) 
foundation 
frills 
frilly 
fringe 
fur coat 
garter 
glossy 
goatie 
go well (with/together) 
groom(ing) 
hairbrush 
hair clip 
hairdryer 
hairpiece 
handbag 
helmet 
hem 
henna 
high heels 
hijab 
holdall 
inside-out 
insole 
ironing board 
jodhpurs 
jumper 
kilt 
kit 
knee-length 
knickers 
label 
laces 
ladder 
latex 
layers 
leather 
leggings 
lip gloss 
lipstick 
long johns 
loose 
loosen 
made to measure 
make up (n + phr v) 
manbag 
mascara 
mismatch 
Mohawk 
Mohican 
mole 
morning suit 
moustache 
matching 
nail varnish 
neat 
niqab 
nylon 
outfit 
overcoat 
pale(-skinned) 
parker 
parting 
pattern 
perm 
piercing 
pigtails 
pillow case 
platforms 
pocket watch 
polyester 
ponytail 
pop socks 
print 
profile 
pullover 
put on (phr v)

R-Y
receding hairline
redhead
revealing
rucksack
sandals
scar (n)
scarf
scruffy
seam
seconds
sew
sewn
shabby
shaved
shoe rack
short back and sides
short-sleeved
shoulder-length
sideburns
silk
skintight
skullcap
slim fit
smoking jacket
spandex
spectacles
stitch (n + v)
stitching
stockings
straighten
strap
striking
stunning
suede
Sunday best
suspender
sweater
sweatshirt
swimsuit
tailcoat
tailored
take off (phr v)
tan (n + v)
tanga
tanning salon
tattoo
throw on (phr v)
throw together
tie up (phr v)
tights
toecap
tongs
top hat
toupee
trainers
transparent
tread (n)
trilby
trunks
turn heads
tuxedo
underpants
underwear
undo (phr v)
undone (adj)
uniform
veil
vest
waistcoat
washing basket
waxing
weave (n)
wedding dress
wig
woven
wrap up (phr v)
wristwatch
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