A-Z Indonesian Words for Clothing and Examples

After you have learned Indonesian words for animals and foods, the next topic is clothing. Clothing literary translates as pakaian or baju in Indonesia. However, clothing goes beyond just shirt and trouser. In fact, there are lots of clothing variations which you need to know.

The variations of clothing in Indonesia are not classified according to the season because there is only two seasons in Indonesia for example there is no winter or summer clothing. Any type of clothing can be worn in everyday life without considering the weather.

Here are some Indonesian words for clothing.

B

  • Beha, BH – bra
  • Batik – batik
  • Baju renang – swimsuit
  • Baju tidur – sleepwear
  • Bikini – bikini
  • Blazer – blazer
  • Blus – blouse
  • Baju hangat – sweater
  • Baju terusan – one piece

C

  • Celana – pants
  • Celana dalam – panties, underwear
  • Celana panjang – trouser
  • Celana pendek – shorts, hot pants

D

  • Dasi – tie, necktie
  • Dasi kupu-kupu – bowtie
  • Dompet – purse
  • Daster – house dress

G

  • Gaun – dress

H

  • Hijab – hijab, head veils

  • Ikat pinggang – belt
  • Ikat kepala – head band

J

  • Jas – jacket
  • Jas hujan – rain coat
  • Jeans – jeans 

K

  • Kemeja – shirt, dress shirt,
  • Kebaya – Javanese dress
  • Kaos – T-shirt
  • Kaos tangan – gloves
  • Kaos kaki – socks
  • Kaos kaki tipis – stocking
  • Kaos tanpa lengan – sleeveless
  • Kaos dalam – singlet
  • Kacamata hitam – sunglasses
  • Korset – corset

M

  • Mantel – coat

P

  • Piyama – pajamas
  • Pakaian – clothing 

R

  • Rok – skirt
  • Risleting – zipper
  • Rompi – vest

S

  • Syal – shawl
  • Selendang – scarf
  • Sepatu – shoes
  • Sepatu hak – heels
  • Sepatu boot – boots
  • Seragam – uniform
  • Sandal – slippers, flip flop
  • Sarung – sarong
  • Saputangan – handkerchief
  • Sweter – sweater

T

  • Topi – hat
  • Topi baseball – baseball cap
  • Tanktop – tanktop
  • Tas – bag

U

  • Daleman – underwear

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Words Related to Clothing

Besides those vocabularies about Indonesian words for clothing, below are some words related to clothing. Learning words related to clothing is important especially when you are going to buy clothes for yourself or gift.

  • Pola – pattern
  • Pola kotak-kotak – checkers
  • Pola garis – stripes
  • Penjahit – tailor
  • Jahit – sew
  • Kancing – button
  • Pita – ribbon
  • Renda – lace
  • Sablon – printing
  • Warna – colors
  • Ukuran – size, measurement
  • Manik-manik – beads
  • Kamar pas – fitting room 

Indonesian Traditional Clothing

  • Kebaya
  • Batik
  • Sasirangan Fabric
  • Ulos
  • Sarung Bugis
  • Sarung
  • Larik
  • Songket Lombok
  • Tapis
  • Grinsing
  • and many more

When learning a language, including bahasa Indonesia, it is crucial to memorize as much vocabulary as you can. This word for clothing will surely enrich your vocabulary and help you speak fluently like a native. After you learn Indonesian words for clothing, make sure to also learn the proper Indonesian grammar and pronunciation.

You may find that some words are similar to English but written differently such as ‘korset’. These kinds of words are known as loan words in Indonesia. Learn more about Indonesian loan words and examples.