85 Words for Clothes in Spanish + Tips: Clothing in Spanish

When you start to learn Spanish, it’s helpful to focus on acquiring basic vocabulary that allows you to hold simple conversations. Since clothing and accessories are part of our daily routine, in this guide, you’ll find 85 words (including synonyms and variations) for clothes in Spanish. 

You’ll also learn some common words and expressions to talk about and describe your clothes. Here is an overview of what we’ll cover: 

List of Clothes in Spanish

Below you’ll find Spanish words for clothing and accessories. This vocabulary has been broken down into different categories to make learning easier.

In some cases, Spain and Latin American Spanish may have different words for the same clothing. For those situations, I’ve included both options starting with the Castilian dialect. 

Take Note: In Spanish, ropa is the word we use to say ‘clothes’, and we always use it in singular form. Prendas de vestir is a more formal term that means ‘clothing’. 

Basic Spanish Clothes

Below are some of the basic words for Spanish clothes: 

  • El abrigo: Coat
  • La blusa: Blouse
  • Las bragas / Las panties: Panties
  • La camisa: Shirt
  • La camiseta: T-shirt
  • Los calcetines: Socks
  • Los calzoncillos / Los calzones: Underwear 
  • La falda – Skirt
  • Los jeans / El pantalón de mezclilla: Jeans
  • El pantalón: Pants
  • Los pantalones cortos / Los shorts: Shorts
  • El pijama / La pijama: Pajamas
  • La ropa interior: Underwear
  • El sujetador / El brasier: Bra
  • El suéter: Sweater
  • El traje: Suit 
  • El vestido: Dress
  • Los zapatos: Shoes

Me gusta el vestido azul. 
I like the blue dress

La blusa está sucia. 
The blouse is dirty. 

Necesitamos las camisas negras que te presté 
We need the black shirts that I lent you.

¿Dónde está el calcetín del bebé?
Where is the baby’s sock?

graphic showing basic clothes in spanish
graphic showing a list of clothes in spanish

Take Note: Although the clothes vocabulary is preceded by a definite article in these examples, you can also use other Spanish determiners (such as numbers or possessives) with these words. 

Clothes for winter, autumn and summer

Here is some additional Spanish clothing vocabulary for different seasons: 

  • La camiseta sin mangas: Sleeveless shirt
  • El chaleco: Vest
  • Las chanclas: Flip-flops
  • La chaqueta / La chamarra: Jacket
  • Las botas: Boots
  • La bufanda: Scarf
  • El gorro: Hat
  • La gorra: Cap / Hat
  • Los guantes: Gloves
  • El impermeable: Raincoat 
  • El sombrero: Hat
  • La sudadera: Sweatshirt / Hoodie
  • El traje de baño: Swimsuit

And here are some sentences applying these terms: 

Se me olvidó el impermeable
I forgot my raincoat

La gorra de Mayra es azul. 
Mayra’s cap is blue. 

¿Y el traje de baño? ¿Lo trajiste?
And the swimsuit? Did you bring it?

graphic showing Spanish clothes for seasons
graphic listing seasonal clothes in spanish


  • El anillo: Ring
  • La bolsa: Bag / Purse
  • El brazalete / La pulsera: Bracelet 
  • La cartera: Wallet
  • El cinturón: Belt
  • El collar: Necklace 
  • La corbata: Tie
  • Las medias: Stockings
  • La mochila: Backpack
  • Los lentes de sol: Sunglasses
  • El paraguas: Umbrella
  • El pañuelo: Handkerchief 
  • Los pendientes / Los aretes: Earrings
  • El reloj: Watch
  • El sombrero: Hat
  • Los tacones: High heels 
  • Los tenis: Tennis shoes / Sneakers 

Check these examples: 

El paraguas está en el carro. 
The umbrella is in the car. 

Me gustan los aretes de Betty. 
I like Betty’s earrings

¿Por qué no te pones el reloj que te regalamos?
Why don’t you wear the watch we gave you?

graphic listing accessories in spanish
graphic with accessories in spanish

Words to Describe Clothes in Spanish

Now that you’ve learned some basic words for clothes in Spanish, let’s check some verbs, adjectives, and expressions you can use to talk about these items. 


  • Abrochar: To button
  • Apretar: To be tight 
  • Cambiar: To change
  • Comprar: To buy
  • Colgar: To hang up
  • Doblar: To fold
  • Planchar: To iron
  • Ponerse: To wear
  • Probarse: To try on
  • Quedar: To fit
  • Quitarse: To take off
  • Usar: To wear / To use
  • Vestirse: To get dressed

Adjectives & Adverbs: 

  • Ajustado / Apretado: Tight 
  • Blanco: White 
  • Bien: Well
  • Casual: Casual
  • Colorido: Colorful
  • Corto: Short
  • Elegante: Elegant
  • Estampado: Patterned 
  • Largo: Long
  • Rayado / A rayas: Striped 
  • Suelto / Flojo: Loose

On top of these adjectives, you can also use Spanish colors to describe your clothing.

La falda me queda muy corta
The skirt is very short for me.

Ben nunca plancha sus camisas. 
Ben never irons his shirts. 

Lauren compró unos guantes rosas. 
Lauren bought some pink gloves

¿Colgaste el vestido rayado o dónde lo dejaste?
Did you hang up the striped dress, or where did you leave it?

In addition to these words, you can also use the structure de + noun to express the material of a clothing item:

[Clothing] + de + [noun]

Mi vecina tiene un vestido de seda
My neighbor has a silk dress. 

Quiero comprar unas botas de piel
I want to buy some leather boots. 

Take Note: Remember that Spanish adjectives change to match the number and sometimes the gender of the word they describe. 

Next Steps to Learn Spanish

If you’re a beginner looking to improve your Spanish, here are some of your next steps. First, learn the most common Spanish nouns and basic adjectives to describe and refer to essential items. 

Gender and number are essential grammar rules you’ll have to apply when using nouns and adjectives. As a result, you may want to check how to form plural words in Spanish and what the rules for feminine and masculine words are

Just like adjectives help you describe nouns, Spanish determiners help you identify or make a noun more precise. So, make sure you know some of these words as well. 

Finally, if you’re serious about leveling up your vocab and conversational skills in Spanish, check out my Spanish Learning Kit here.

Download the Spanish Clothes Vocab PDF

If you’re learning Spanish, knowing basic vocabulary such as the words for clothes in Spanish is a must. You can download a free copy of the PDF for this guide with all the vocabulary graphics for clothing.

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