Apparel are everyday objects often worn on our bodies to keep them warm. Clothing is usually made from flannel or wool but in recent times has also included clothing made from other animal skins or thin, smooth sheets of different materials put together delicately. The wearing of clothes is usually confined to humans only and is a social characteristic of all human cultures. Clothing can even be a status symbol, which is visible on both men and women. Clothing has become an intricate part of life and has become a way for people to express themselves by the means of their dressing.
A very important aspect of a wardrobe would be the apparels that you wear. Apparel has many different names including the attire of the lower caste of the society, the lower classes who dresses formally worn clothes. The word apparels comes from the Greek word “apparos” which means dress. It is evident in the names of the countries like China (traditional Chinese garb), Japan (traditional Japanese garb) and even in the name of the fashion industry itself – “gowns and gowns”. So if we refer to apparels, we imply dresses or outer garments.
Apparel used to be worn as a sign of social status or as a way to make an impression to others. Clothing that has a high quality and looks elegant is considered more so than low-quality and inferior clothing. But in the modern world, where economic disparity is growing at alarming rates, people don’t have the luxury of spending a lot of money on apparels. So apparel has become a status symbol, which is evident in the form of designer dress worn by celebrities or model wearing at fashion shows.
Old French language describes the things which were considered as vulgar Latin language words for clothing. Old French language also known as middle English often has a lot of words that are difficult to understand. For example, one word that has a very different meaning in one part of the world can mean the same thing in another part of the world. For example, the word “leisure” has a very different meaning in England as well as in the United States.
There is an old saying – “A man’s got to do what a man has got to do”. The basic idea behind the entire concept of apparel is to look good, feel good and in general to look decent. So men normally wear suits, trousers or khakis whereas women usually wear dresses (or other kinds of apparels). The primary thing that distinguishes apparel from clothing is the use of fabric. Women’s attire is usually made of light fabric or cotton since this helps to keep them cool. On the other hand, men’s apparel is usually made up of heavier cloth or leather.
The most common types of apparels are the following – T-shirts, tops, blouses, skirts, pants, jackets and coats. T-shirts mainly have two types – pre-prepared woven shirts that are usually machine-made and collared shirts. T-shirt tops vary widely according to their style, fabric and color. T-shirts have the easiest way of adding a personal touch to the attire. One can choose from a wide variety of t-shirts in various colors, styles, patterns, designs, cuts and so forth. The main article of apparel in the English language is ‘clothes’ but in Indian language, we have the term ‘apparel’.