“Clothes as text, clothes as narration, clothes as a story. Clothes as the story of our lives. And if you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in all your life, each baby shoe and winter coat and wedding dress, you would have your autobiography.” – Linda Grant, The Thoughtful Dresser
Clothing (also known as clothes and attire) is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on body type, social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing can be gender-specific.
A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.
Fashion accessories can be loosely categorised into two general areas: those that are carried and those that are worn. Traditionally carried accessories include purses and handbags, eyewear, hand fans, parasols and umbrellas, wallets, canes, and ceremonial swords. Accessories that are worn may include jackets, boots and shoes, cravats, ties, hats, bonnets, belts and suspenders, gloves, muffs, jewelery, watches, sashes, shawls, scarves, lanyards, socks, and stockings.