Look at this sentence: This is my beautiful clothes.

I think it is grammatically incorrect because "clothes" is always plural.

I know "these are my beautiful clothes." is grammatically perfect. But it doesn't actually reflect what I want to say, for it might indicate that there's more than one article of clothing.

What is the best way to express one article of clothing starting with "This is" ?

Is "This is my piece of clothes" okay ?

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    One article of clothing is a garment.google.co.uk/…
    – user63615
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 4:32
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    This is my piece of clothing. This is my article of clothing.
    – Jim
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 4:41
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    Typically you would either say "outfit" or else use the specific name for the particular piece of clothing. For example, This is my beautiful dress. This is my elegant suit. Yes, you could say garment but it would sound pretty awkward. Note, outfit is the whole ensemble -- top and bottom (possibly two pieces on top). Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 5:17
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    Does 'outfit' not include all the accessories; socks, shoes, cuff links, tie etc etc ?
    – user63615
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 6:55
  • Nigel, Jim and Aparente, you've all given answers to the question, even with examples and references, how come no actual answer I can vote on?
    – Spagirl
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 11:05

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If you aren't set on the word clothes, I think garment can be used here.

This is my garment.

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