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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 Dec 5 '17 at 4:32
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    This is my piece of clothing. This is my article of clothing. – Jim Dec 5 '17 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). – aparente001 Dec 5 '17 at 5:17
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    Does 'outfit' not include all the accessories; socks, shoes, cuff links, tie etc etc ? – user63615 Dec 5 '17 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 Dec 5 '17 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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