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thailand avaThe traditional costume in Thailand is called “chut thai” (the translation is “Thai dress”). It is charming – bright and delicate, fitting and modest at the same time. But, like many other people in the world, locals seldom use their folk outfit in everyday life. Nevertheless, you can see lots of Thais dressed in the national clothing during the ethnic festivals, celebrations, weddings, and other special occasions. But the most extraordinary chut thai are women’s Thai formal dresses. They totally deserve to be called royal outfits.

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emirati couple avaEmirati men and women still keep their traditions in the 21st century. They wear the national outfits of the United Arab Emirates every day due to the tradition, religious law, and climate of the country. When Emiratis go abroad they usually prefer to wear the western-style clothing but at home, most of them continue to use kanduras, gutrahs, and abayas. The clothing tradition is very important in the UAE, so tourists should remember about that and respect it, even if we’re not used to wearing such clothes.

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Fashion avaThe beginning of the 20th century changed women’s fashion very much. Crinolines, wide skirts, corsets, and bustles were gradually replaced by straight-cut dresses, small felt hats, comfy underwear, plenty of lace, and stuffed birds as hat decorations. We offer you a great collection of different outfits from France, USA, Czechia, Ukraine, Russia, etc. used in the 20th century. You definitely should see this fine collection of accessories. All these pieces belong to a Ukrainian collector Marina Ivanova who created the Museum of history of fashion in Ukraine.

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venezuelan couple avaModern Venezuelans don’t have a habit to wear the folk clothing every day. They even use it rather seldom on special occasions, such as weddings, national celebrations, and ceremonies. Though Venezuelan national outfit looks not too extraordinary or weird, locals prefer to use the western-style clothing instead of a folk dress. Nevertheless, the traditional costume of Venezuela is pretty and comfy. And it is the cultural heritage of this country, among many other colorful traditions.

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Fashion2 avaIn the 19th century, fashion trends became international. Especially, if to talk about feminine wardrobes. Women used corsets, crinoline, and bustles. Even little girls often were dressed in corsets and bustles. Such accessories as hats and gloves were obligatory. This period is characterized by pompous dresses, intricate accessories, complicated underwear items, and the usage of large amounts of fabric. We offer you a great collection of different outfits from France, USA, Germany, Austria etc. used in the 19th century. All these pieces belong to a Ukrainian collector Marina Ivanova who created the Museum of history of fashion in Ukraine.

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hijabs avaDid you know that Muslim women have at least 7 different headdresses to cover their heads? Each piece has unique features and is used in certain situations. Some of them are comfier (they can be used even for sports), others are stricter (cover the female body absolutely); a few headgears have a religious purpose (are used for ceremonies and praying), but most pieces are worn by women in day-to-day life. They’re a part of a female everyday attire.

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polish couple avaThe national attire of Poland is very colorful, festive, and diverse. Different regions of the country have their own unique features. It’s a pity, folk costumes are very seldom used in a day-to-day life; but Polish people often wear them on special occasions (weddings, ethnic festivals, national celebrations and etc.). The most impressive pieces of Polish national clothing are headdresses. They are unique, very delicate, and sophisticated.

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Tunisian modern clothing avaTunisians value their clothing traditions very much. They still use folk costumes in everyday life. And – what’s more important – they often add some ethnic flavor to modern garments. It helps Tunisians to keep and develop the tradition, to remember their past and look forward to the future. The traditions of the country are so important because that’s what makes the nation unique. Tunisian modern attires on the photos below have such ethnic features as the traditional embroidery patterns, folk headdresses, jewelry typical for this culture, authentic shapes of garments, etc.

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Moroccan couple avaMorocco is a country with very rich traditions, a great ethnic diversity, and incredible views. But the clothing traditions of Morocco are even more diverse and colorful. While the traditional male clothing is rather simple and has little embellishments, the female garments are ornate, exquisite, and expensive. The folk dress of Morocco is traditionally made from the natural materials. The most interesting fact about the clothing traditions of Moroccans? A lot of women in this country wear hijab just because of the fashion.

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Ukrainian embroidery2 avaFor Ukrainians, embroidering is very symbolic. Only women used to embroider because this process was considered sacred – though, today anyone can do it. When a woman is embroidering she scribes the life she wants for the owner of the piece on the fabric. Hand embroidering is a process similar to the meditation. In Ukraine, people believe in the power of embroidering and know how to use this power.