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Why would I make a list with the best of a single item mod for Skyrim, when I could give you a complete guide to the best clothing mods that exist in the game?
I’ve compiled the best outfit overhauls, ring additions, accessory modifications, and everything else I could find that would fit into the clothing category so you can completely change the way your character looks in the game.
I’ve taken the liberty to filter out some inappropriate mods from this list to keep it SFW(sorry to disappoint!)
I’ve also tried to avoid adding highly rated mods that simply added clothing items from other games, like Naruto’s Akatsuki robes, for example. If you notice anything from another game to have made it into my list, it’s because it fully deserves it.
Also I didn’t notice any of these mods clashing or being incompatible with one another, but keep in mind that I didn’t try them all at the same time – I did so in batches. They should still be compatible all at once, but bear this thought in mind anyway.
25. Wear Circlets with Hoods
This amazing mod allows you to wear circlets with hoods. Shocking, I know. However, it isn’t a simple as it seems.
This mod allows them to work together quite well indeed, as the creator of the mod definitely put some effort into creating it, and you won’t have any clipping issues when wearing them. It’s not just a mod that enables both things to work together, there were some visual changes involved in it.
There might still be some clipping issues with certain smaller hoods and bigger circlets, but in general you shouldn’t see any visual inconveniences while wearing both items.
Skyrim does have its visual clipping issues anyway, so it wouldn’t be too out of character if the circlets clipped through the hoods.
24. Dragonborn Mages Robes Retexture Pack
Are you not satisfied with the way the Dragonborn robes look? Maybe you somehow wish they would look… better?
Well, you’re a rather demanding person, aren’t you?
Thankfully someone had the exact same thought as you did. The Dragonborn Mages Robes Retexture Pack changes the way the four basic robes that were included in Dragonborn DLC look, making them look a bit more different and much better.
The mod is very easy to install, as mod other mods on this list. It’s just a visual change, but I dig it very much. Hopefully you will too!
23. Colovian Noble Clothes
Even though this mod was made for the Beyond Skyrim mod, the number of clothing items that it adds to Skyrim makes it one of the best clothing mods that I’ve come across.
The clothes are made with the same detail and degree of quality that you’ll find on the Beyond Skyrim mod itself, and it is made to suit the needs of even the most demanding dresser in the lands.
22. Bandanas of Skyrim
Man, this is an item that you probably didn’t know you wanted until you check this mod out.
It gives you the chance to craft bandanas in the game, and notice how I’m using the term in plural – not only are there different color variations of the item, but it also adds two types of bandanas: you can wear it tied and untied, which makes it a fashionable little item that you can use.
It’s a great clothing item to be worn by rogues and thieves. It would also suit an assassin as well, so you might want to give it a shot!
21. Diverse Priests
Skyrim priests are already quite dull on their own, why not spice things up a bit and at least change the way their robes are colored?
This mod might seem simple on its own, but it adds a necessary level of depth to the game by changing the colors of robes that priests wear, allowing them to actually look like different people and not as if they all praised the same Divine (or Daedric Prince).
This mod might not have a direct influence on the clothing of Skyrim, but it adds the ability for you to craft almost every single piece of jewelry that exists in the game.
The mod aims to keep things as realistic as possible, so crafting the items will require you to gather the necessary metals.
It’s a super amazing mod, and one of the best jewelry additions of this list.
The creator of the mod is also very keen on updating the mod constantly, so you can expect various updates to be made to the JewelCraft mod as time goes by.
Let’s just hope they don’t get bored of updating it!
19. Archmage of Winterhold HD Retexture
Nope, this isn’t a new addition to the range of clothing that you have in Skyrim, nor will you be able to find this Archmage robe anywhere different from where you get them in base-game Skyrim.
You still need to complete the College of Winterhold questline if you wish to get your hands on the Archmage robes.
The mod does retexture the way the clothes of the Archmage look, and man, they look quite good once the mod is installed.
They change the basic clothes and add an HD look to them. I find the addition to be quite cool!
18. Linds’ Necromancer Robes Revamp
The level of detail that this Necromancer Robes have is just absolutely fantastic.
You will find them to be amazing to look in necromancers, as the name suggests, as they are dark with some gold finishes on it and they look absolutely fantastic.
They are much more detailed than the basic robes worn by Necromancers in vanilla Skyrim.
The Necromancer Robes made by Lind include a sweet skull on the design, which is also much more detailed than the regular robes worn by the Skyrim Necromancers throughout the forsaken lands of northern Tamriel.
17. Velvet Robes and Cloaks
You can guess what this mod adds to the game, I guess.
In case you don’t, it adds robes and cloaks made of velvet. There are different color variations that you can purchase and craft.
The mod has been constantly updated, and the models of the clothing items have been reworked multiple times to get them to where they are today.
I have to say that these items do look as if they were vanilla, so the work put into making them so is as uncanny as it gets.
I fully recommend it if you like to have items similar to the ones that come in the base game.
16. Skyrim Scarves and Mufflers
There’s no better way to combat the cold environments that surround the northern lands of Tamriel than wearing some cool and well-knit scarves and mufflers.
How did no one at the Bethesda studios think about adding these?!
Granted, they’re not probably the warrior’s fashion choice, but man, they do seem to fit quite nicely into the game.
The game adds a ton of different variations of the items to the game as well, with over 50 of these fantastic clothing pieces having been introduced into Skyrim. You can craft them at the tanning rack, as they count as regular hide crafting items.
15. Opulent Outfits – Mages and Merchants
Opulent Outfits changes the way barkeepers and merchants dress in the game. It’s part of the Opulent Outfits mod pack, who has grown to become one of the finest additions of clothes to the community.
It’s also the first of two Opulent Outfits that made it into my list, and credit where it’s due – the creator of the mod managed to make some very elaborated and nice pieces of clothing.
They come in various colors and work in all types of bodies across the region. What’s not to love about this mod?
It adds so much variety and quality that your game will up its fashion game above its regular standards.
14. Hoods and Circlets
The Hoods and Circlets mod works similarly to the Wear Circlets with Hoods mod that took the 25th spot here.
But there’s a reason why this one is higher rated than the other one.
The level of detail is much better, and it only enables certain hoods to be worn with certain circlets, which removes the entire clipping issue almost on its entirety.
The mod has been updated and it now has almost no bugs, and you can always leave feedback on the creator’s page if you find any issues with it. I haven’t found any, and I’ve always wanted to wear circlets with hoods, so it took the 14th spot on this list!
13. DovahBling Jewelry
If you think the name of this mod is a bit tacky, wait until you see the mod itself. It literally adds bling to the game, and not just jewelry – literal bling.
Do you know those types of rings and pendants that some people wear?
Well there are now Skyrim versions of them. It’s just what it sounds like – bling jewelry but with Skyrim designs!
The mod also has one reason to make it so far up on my list.
All of the rings are craftable and it also adds a ten-ring system to the game, which allows the Dragonborn to wear all of their precious new items at once. You might look like a ridiculous clown.
But if that’s how you like it, that’s how you get it!
12. Prince and the Pauper
Well, reading the description of this mod makes it sound extremely classist, so I’m pretty sure its addition is going to piss off a lot of people on the left side of the political spectrum.
I swear that’s not my intention! The Prince and the Pauper mod changes the way most kids in the game dress to make their clothes reflect their social status more accordingly.
The mod itself is a clothing overhaul for children, and it does make them dress far more appropriately.
I like it a lot. But I wouldn’t advise you to download it if you often go to those everyone should be equal rallies.
11. Mage Backpack
Why would a traveling mage not wear a backpack? Ask that to Bethesda, because the creator of this mod hit the nail straight in its head.
The Mage Backpack mod adds a completely lore-friendly backpack to the game, which contains items that a traveling mage would carry around on their back.
It also adds a cool quest that you’ll need to finish if you want to obtain it.
It’s not as easy as it seems, but it will be worth your effort and time at the end of the road!
10. Fur Hoods HD
Skyrim winters are cold, and most of the hoods that come with vanilla Skyrim do a crappy job at keeping your head warm.
Fur Hoods HD adds a new type of hood that is sure to withstand even the coldest of Skyrim winters, and you’ll love the way it was designed.
It looks really cool, and that’s my completely unbiased opinion.
9. Common Clothes Mod
Clothing overhauls, anyone? This mod adds new clothes to the game, and the number of clothes that it adds is absolutely ridiculous.
The mod contains over 100 new different clothes that you’ll be able to find across the lands of Skyrim or craft them at the tanning rack if you’re too desperate to get them.
With literally a hundred items to choose from, this is the mod you want to download if you’re tired of the vanilla outfits!
8. Sabre Gear Backpack
If you’re playing a hunter in Skyrim, then this mod is going to be one you love.
It fits the lore of the game perfectly as it only adds backpacks made using animal fur, but most importantly, it makes your character look like a fearless badass.
It matches the Sabre Cat Gear Mod outfits as well, as they were made by the same creators – check that one out for a cool-looking hunting outfit!
7. Opulent Outfits – Mage Robes of Winterhold
Alright, if you’ve ever had the feeling that Skyrim was lacking robes, just quit what you’re doing right now and download this mod.
Opulent Outfits adds a staggering 86 new clothing items to the game (all of which are robes for you to dress up on a daily basis or whenever you’re going to perform acts of necromancy).
Keep in mind that all of these items are made using high-quality textures, so they’ll look even better if you’re running graphic enhancement mods for Skyrim.
6. Face Masks of Skyrim
If you’re an assassin or a thief, this mod is going to suit you better than any other on this list.
Wear a face mask whenever you’re about to perform an assassination or robbery regardless of the race that you’re using to play (the mod works for Argonians and Khajit as well).
I mean, wearing them doesn’t mean that you won’t be identified by the guards, but it still makes you look cooler.
5. Rustic Clothing
Looking to overhaul your game to give it a Nordic feel?
Then check this mod out. It changes every single piece of clothing in the game to give it better textures as well as a look that turns each item into a more rustic version of itself.
Not much else to add, but don’t let that fool you – it’s a massive overhaul!
4. Improved NPC Clothing
Are you tired of seeing NPCs walk around in the same clothes all the time?
Well, this mod won’t fix that.
However it will improve NPC clothing by making the textures of all common robes and clothes in the game far better, using HD images in this complete clothing revamp.
3. Bandolier – Bags and Pouches
Ah, a mod that serves as a QOL addition as well as a regular clothing mod!
These are the ones I love to see.
This mod will add a variety of items that you can equip to your character to make him look cooler, but at the same time increase the carrying capacity in a lore-friendly way. It doesn’t make sense for a traveler not to wear at least some pouches on top of their clothes – especially given how many items one leaves behind in the game!
2. Winter is Coming
I have to tell you, I combined Winter is Coming – Cloaks with the mod that makes it so your character is heavily affected by the cold.
And it was one of the most immersive experiences that I’ve ever had in the game.
Don’t let the title of this mod fool you, though – this mod doesn’t add Game of Thrones cloaks to the game; the cloaks simply look like items that the characters wear in the famous TV show with one of the worst finales in television history.
1. Cloaks of Skyrim
This mod is taking the first spot on my list because of how amazingly well done the cloaks are.
They just make your character look fantastic, and there are almost 100 items that you can try out.
Never again will you feel that there aren’t enough clothing options in the game! It doesn’t matter if you’re a mage, an assassin, a rogue, a bandit, a thief, or even a commoner looking to wear new robes…
There’s one that’ll perfectly suit you in the Cloaks of Skyrim mod, and you’re gonna like the way you look. I guarantee it.