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These American Sign Language (ASL) signs show you the basics for all your clothing needs. Wear is signed the same as use, so don’t worry that they look the same. Clothes is the same sign as costume — try that on for size!

  • WEAR

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  • CLOTHES

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Here are some clothes-related sentences:

  • English: Your dress is pretty.

    Sign: YOUR DRESS — PRETTY

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  • English: Where is my sweater?

    Sign: MY SWEATER — WHERE Q

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  • English: These shorts are old.

    Sign: SHORTS (point) — OLD

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You can bundle up in cold weather with outerwear clothing. Try these sentences on for size:

  • English: Wear your coat.

    Sign: YOUR COAT WEAR

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  • English: The scarf is white.

    Sign: SCARF WHITE

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    English: Are these your gloves?

    Sign: GLOVES YOURS Q

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No outfit would be complete without some accessories. Practice your accessorizing skills with these sentences:

  • English: Her belt is leather.

    Sign: HER BELT — LEATHER

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  • English: Where’s my umbrella?

    Sign: MY UMBRELLA — WHERE Q

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  • English: Her purse is nice.

    Sign: HER PURSE —NICE

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