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The vocabulary of fashion

During the sales period, supplement your wardrobe... and your vocabulary! 


French winter sales take place from January 7th to February 17th. It's the perfect opportunity to supplement your wardrobe... and your vocabulary. In order not to buy the wrong item during your shopping session, try the exercises offered online by TV5 Monde.

The vocabulary of fashion: the words of retail 

Have you decided to go shopping during the sales period? Better pay attention to your vocabulary then! To start your training, what could be better than a glossary of fashion? This memo will help you acquire the typical words and expressions of ready-to-wear and haute couture. You will learn among others that "avoir de la classe" means being classy or that "être à la mode" means adopting current style. 3_-_photo_-_soldes_400_01


Fashion: when vocabulary is not only an accessory 

In order to improve your linguistic skills, discover the wardrobe in details: lunettes, gants, espadrilles, etc. Pedagogical exercises tell you the story behind every item essential to a complete dress style, and help you memorise the corresponding vocabulary. Take a closer look at the history of the béret. More than a garment, the beret represents several aspects of French culture: an almost typical accessory when worn by a man, it also differentiates a Parisian woman of mischievous and casual elegance and is the pride of the Foreign legion members or paratroopers.

Immersing yourself in a retail shop: become an expert in French shopping 

 To complete your linguistic training, follow Hugo, a young local from the city of Nantes who shops in a retail shop. Colours, fabrics, sizes, payment method, boutique personnel, etc.: this exercise is a total immersion in the clothing industry. It will allow you to check on your knowledge in a concrete and entertaining way.