Types of Clothing

Clothing are objects worn around the human body. In most cases, clothing is composed of textiles or natural fibers, but over the years it has also included clothing made of animal skins and various thin layers of man-made materials found in nature, such as sea shells. This category of clothing generally falls into three main categories: women’s clothing, men’s clothing and children’s clothing. The clothes that fall under each of these categories vary widely in type and style, as well as in origin and manufacture. Within each of these three major categories there exist subcategories, some of which are discussed below.

Women’s clothing is usually divided into two distinct categories: head wear and body wear. Head wear includes such items as caps, hats, bandannas, headbands, scarves, etc; while body wear consists of such objects as pants, jackets, vests, bodysuits, body suits, etc. Headwear may be dyed or printed in different colors; body wear may be stitched with various designs onto the fabric used to make the clothing itself. Some examples of head wear and body wear include sarongs, boho styles, Indian choli tops, peasant blouses and evening gowns.

Children’s clothing is almost always part of the school uniform. Clothes for children are generally made using a blend of machine and hand sewing, with the use of various materials. A few examples of fabric used in making children’s clothes include cotton, silk, wool, jute, georgette, cotton blend, and rayon. Clothing for infants and small children should only be a soft fabric like cotton, so that they can easily breath and will not irritate their skin. Clothes for older children (ages four and older) may need to be made with a fabric that dries quickly so that they can wear them without having to iron.