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Accessories used to fasten and secure clothes

belt

noun

a narrow piece of leather, cloth etc that you wear around your waist, for example to keep your clothes in place or for decoration

braces

noun

two long narrow pieces of cloth that go over a man’s shoulders and are fastened to the waist of his trousers at the front and back in order to hold them up. The American word is suspenders.

buckle

noun

a metal object through which a strap is passed to fasten a belt, shoe, bag etc

button

noun

a small round object that is used for fastening clothes by pushing it through a hole

clasp

noun

a metal object used for fastening a piece of jewellery, bag, belt etc

cord

noun

a long piece of material used as a belt

cufflink

noun

an object used instead of a button for fastening the cuff of a man’s shirt

cummerbund

noun

a wide band of brightly coloured cloth that a man wears around his waist as part of a very formal suit

drawstring

noun

a string through the top of a bag or a piece of clothing, used for pulling the edges together

eye

noun

the part into which a hook fits to fasten clothing

eyelet

noun

a small hole in cloth surrounded by a metal ring, for putting a string or rope through

fastening

noun

something such as a button, zip, or clip that you use to fix together the two parts of something such as a piece of clothing or a bag

garter

noun

a ring made of elastic that you wear around your sock or stocking to prevent it from falling down

garter

noun

a suspender

hook and eye

noun

two small pieces for fastening clothes, consisting of a hook and a round part

lace

noun

a thick piece of string used for tying two edges of a piece of clothing together

pin

noun

a thin pointed piece of metal worn on your clothes as jewellery or worn to hold something in place

popper

noun

an object used for fastening clothes, consisting of two pieces of metal that you press together

press stud

noun

a small round object for fastening clothes, made of two metal parts that you push together

safety pin

noun

a curved pin with a cover that the sharp point goes into when it is fastened

sash

noun

a long wide piece of cloth that you wrap around your waist like a belt

stickpin

noun

a decorated pin worn to keep a tie in place or worn as jewellery

strap

noun

a similar piece of material that keeps something such as a bag closed

stud

noun

a small piece of metal on a short metal base that decorates or fastens clothing

suspender

noun

a piece of women’s underwear that hangs down from a belt and is fastened to a stocking to hold it up. The American word is garter.

suspenders

noun

a pair of braces for keeping your trousers up

tiepin

noun

a piece of jewellery that a man wears to keep his tie in place

tie tack

noun

a tiepin

toggle

noun

a small piece of wood or plastic used like a button for fastening clothes

Velcro

two narrow bands of cloth with special surfaces that stick together, used for fastening clothes, shoes etc

zip

noun

a long narrow metal or plastic object with two rows of teeth, used for closing or opening something, especially a piece of clothing. The usual American word is zipper.

zipper

noun

a zip on a piece of clothing, a bag etc

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