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British Life and Culture

by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
What clothes do people wear in England?

A crowd waiting to see the Royal family


As the UK is very much a western society - we wear very much the same as any other modern western society - ranging from Jeans and Tee shirts (whether with designer labels or not) to full business suits for office work (if required). Special clothers for the climate include heavy overcoats or anoraks for cold wintry weather to raincoats and umbrellas, for weather rain. Materials used cover every type and colour of fabric available, especially consider that Britain is a multi cultural society and in certain cities (Bradford for an example) you will find many stores with very colourful silk available for making in Sari's and other ethnic clothes.

Clothes worn by guests at a wedding


Footware can be from the likes of Nike and Addidas Trainers (sneakers) to Leather Brogues (Wingtips) and for ladies - also the trainers to highly fashionable boots and shoes with heels or without.

Clothes worn by children

When they are relaxing at home or out playing with their friends, children in England wear comfortable clothes like t-shirts, jeans and sportwear. The right clothes are very important to teenagers, and many love to shop for the latest fashions.

Where do English tenagers shop?

In shops like TopShop, Oasis, Kookai, Warehouse, and Miss Sixty.

At School

Most children wear a school uniform when they are at school. In some schools children must wear jackets and ties. In other schools the uniform is more casual.

Famous British fashion designers

Famous British fashion designers include Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, and Stella McCartney, daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney.

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