Clothes or Wear

Clothes is the general word for the things that you wear such as shirts, dresses, trousers, etc.
Wear is used to describe the clothes that are suitable for a particular activity. You need to mention the activity.

  • Nightwear
    (Clothes you wear to sleep in.)
  • Evening wear
    (Clothes you wear to go to a party.)
  • Children’s wear
    (Clothes children wear.)
  • Sportswear
    (Clothes you wear to play sport.)
  • There is a pile of dirty clothes on the floor.
  • I’m going to put on some clean clothes.
  • I didn’t bring any evening wear.
  • I need to buy some new nightwear.