beautiful, elegant, fancy, fine, lovely, nice, pretty
cheap, expensive
new, old
dry, wet
clean, fresh
dirty, filthy, soiled
dishevelled/disheveled, ragged, ripped, shabby, tattered, torn
crumpled, rumpled (esp. AmE), wrinkled
skimpy, tight
baggy, ill-fitting, loose
designer, fashionable, trendy
comfortable, sensible
best, evening, formal, smart (esp. BrE)

He wore his best clothes to the interview.

casual, everyday, normal, ordinary, regular (AmE)
outrageous, strange
summer, winter
baby, maternity, mourning, night, riding, school, sports, work, working
civilian, plain

an officer in plain clothes (= not in uniform)

set, suit

I'm going to take a set of clean clothes with me.

a new suit of clothes for the baby

pull on, put (back) on
remove, shed, strip off, take off, tear off

Aren't you going to change your clothes for the party?

make, sew (esp. AmE)
dry, fold, iron, mend (esp. BrE), put away, wash
pack, unpack
choose, pick out (esp. AmE)
shop (esp. BrE), store (AmE)
dryer, washer (both AmE)
line (usually clothesline), peg (esp. BrE), pin (usually clothespin) (AmE)
basket, hamper (AmE)
in clothes

She didn't recognize him in his everyday clothes.

a change of clothes

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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