American Formal Wear Introductory Vocabulary and Context Lesson
Reasons for Formal Clothing • Professional appeal for a job. (Lawyers, Businessmen, Bankers, etc.) • To signify importance of an event. (weddings, funerals, birthdays, etc.) • Formal Clothing shows professionalism, class, dignity, respect for others and self. • Often symbols of money or high social status. • NOT limited to wealthy or elite
Women’s Formal wear • http://
Common Items (Vocabulary to know) • Skirt • Dress/Gown • Blouse • Make up • Heels
continued • Necklace • Sandals • Bracelet • Earrings
Common items (Vocabulary to know) • Tie • Dress Shoes (Brown or Black) • Sweater • Watch
Continued • Belt • Collared Shirt • Coat/Jacket • Dress Pants
Suits • These are full formal outfits that can be worm by men or women depending on how they are tailored • Men’s vs. Women’s
Assignment • Get into groups based on the listings below (groups will be tentative to class. In this each group will have about 10-13 students) • Group 1: gather in the front • Group2: Gather in the back • Group 3: Gather to the right side • Group 4: Gather to the left side • MOVE QUIETLY!
Directions • Each group will get a scenario and a dictionary. Based on their specific scenarios they will search from the pile of formal clothing in the middle of the classroom. Each group will have 4 items to find and then place on a member of their group. This task is to better the understanding, reading, and comprehension levels of English language and vocabulary.
Continued • Each group will need to designate; • Group Leader: in charge of organization and management • Two Searchers: Responsible for leaving group to look for correct clothing articles • Two Secretaries: In charge of using dictionary • One Person to Dress up: will be wearing clothing articles • Two speakers: In charge of directions and communication • Only the Group leader and speakers will be able to talk in an effort to keep noise down!
Authors Notes • Photos Taken From: • http://mistercrew.com/files/2009/12/ralph_lauren_winter_formal_wear.jpg • http://sundayfashions.com/how-to-choose-semi-formal-wear-for-men/semi-formal-wear-for-men-ideas/ • http://youlookfab.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/ombre-stripe-woven-shirt.jpg • http://www.menclothingstyles.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/stylesofclothing2.jpg • http://digandscratch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/watches-mens.jpg • http://technofied.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Quality-Mens-Ties-for-Sale.jpg • http://technofied.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Quality-Mens-Ties-for-Sale.jpg • http://www.jesseliebman.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/black-dress-shoes.jpg • http://www.ahfashion.com/products_pictures/59660-1-S.jpg • http://keetsa.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/business-suit-4-woman.jpg • http://www.bananarepublic.com/products/res/thumbimg/classic-fit-solid-wool-trouser-mid-gray.jpg • http://menfashion-style.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/MenBelts.gif • http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-giI3TThw9E/SQXvFdgGA4I/AAAAAAAADPA/g3h9Rr92ie8/s400/blackpumps.png • http://thaifootwear.com/images/piperlimeflat-sandals.jpg • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Cosmetics.JPG/220px-Cosmetics.JPG • http://aboutlatestfashion.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/black-dress-styles.jpg • http://www.thestyleandbeautydoctor.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/work-blouses-2.JPG • http://origin.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/120/1/AAAADBggpzwAAAAAASASUw.jpg?v=1295311189000 • http://accessorieschic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Fashion-Accessory-Necklaces.jpg • http://ak1.ostkcdn.com/images/products/P11514835b.jpg • http://www.usabrideweddingjewelry.com/images/JB-1305.jpg • http://www.buzzle.com/images/dresses/formal-dresses/formal-shirt-for-women.jpg • http://styleandbeauty.cult2.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/faking-confidence.jpg