Can we say attires?

Nope, we can’t.

Attire is a noncount noun–it is always singular and cannot be counted. Attire refers to a set of clothes, usually fine or formal (Oxford Advanced American Dictionary).


  • Proper attire is required at the restaurant. (Learner’s Dictionary)
  • If you want to make the best impression on my father, come in holiday attire.

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2 thoughts on “Attire

  1. Hi Ma’am Janet,

    Thanks for sharing.

    Btw, is this correctly stated? I heard a number of times this sentence…. “I don’t know about you but for me, ….” In tagalog, Hindi ko alam sa inyo, pero sa akin…



    • Hi, Rene!

      We can write that thought in a number of ways, I think.

      We can write, “I don’t know about you, but I’d rather cook than eat out.” No need to add the phrase “for me.”

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