Describe your favorite clothes

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe your favorite clothes.

You should say:
What is it like?
Who gave it to you or where you bought it?
How often you wear it?
Explain how you feel about it or why you enjoy wearing it?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model answer


Well, I firmly believe that in this contemporary era, it is extremely important to dress for the occasion, as our clothes reveal our personality. Although I am not a fashion slave, I always keep a watchful eye on fashion. Thus, my wardrobe has a plethora of collections like western, Indian, business, and casual apparel.

What is it like? and Who gave it to you or where you bought it?

However, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about one of my favorite Indian traditional attires. It’s popularly known as saree (men can talk about indo-western sherwani), which my mother gifted me to wear on my birthday previous year. When I opened the box, I was astonished to see that she too has a good sense of style, even though there is a generation gap between us and expressed my gratitude by giving a big hug to her.

It is trendy, yet an elegant royal blue color with a golden embroidery all around along with the multicolor top, studded with multiple shiny gems and stones. Not only it has a modern touch but also have a sophisticated ethnic look. She also gave me matching accessories along with a trendy golden clutch, which really works as an icing on the cake.

How often you wear it?

I usually drape it on special occasions like a party or on festive events. A couple of months ago I wore it at my cousin wedding. I really felt over the moon when my kith and kin appreciated my mother’s choice plus gave me fabulous compliments.

Explain how you feel about it or why you enjoy wearing it?

I feel confident and accomplished whenever I wear this outfit and I never forget to acknowledge my mother because she gifted me this graceful piece of cloth.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe your favorite clothes”.

1. What is the difference between the dressing style of young people and that of old people?
In my opinion, the younger generation is mostly influenced by the latest fashion, whereas old age people are not the slave of fashion. Usually, youth prefer to follow the modern fashion trends, and their inclination is more towards western outfits, such as skirts, jeans, T-shirts, and the fusion of Indian and western attire. Whereas, older adults wear traditional clothes as they feel more comfortable in them.

2. What kinds of clothes do people wear after work?
Well, most people prefer to wear comfortable and casual clothes after spending a long tiresome day at work. Typically at work, people have to wear uniforms or formal dress, so when they are back home, they like to relax and want to be more comfortable.

3. What kind of clothes should people wear at work?
Honestly speaking, people should wear formal clothes at work, and many companies have their dress code policy, which employees are expected to adhere to. In some workplaces, uniforms are needed, which gives them an identity and develops a sense of discipline. Thus, people should wear proper and formal clothes in the workplace.

4. Does personality affect how people choose what to wear?
Indeed, dressing sense reveals our personality to a greater extent. Type of clothes we wear affect our behavior, attitudes, personality and reflect our mood. Our clothes are an extension of our personality. They tell people who we are, where we come from, and what we care about in life.

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