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You should know one thing about the fashion of the 19th century: there is no such style. Let us show you the fashion trends of every decade of the 19th century, and you’ll understand what we mean. After reading this article you’ll be familiar with such terms as art nouveau, pagoda sleeves, crinolette, bustle, natural form era, etc. Maybe, we could even surprise you with some of the fashion ideas of the 1900s. And you’ll definitely be able to tell the difference between the fashion of various decades of the 19th century.
Traditional Korean summer clothing is often made from ramie cloth. It is similar to linen by its qualities and fits perfectly in warm and humid climates. Many Asian countries (Japan, China, Indonesia, India, Korea, etc.) used ramie for centuries to make ordinary and luxury outfits. But the craft of producing this “live textile” requires large amounts of time and hard labor. You should definitely see for yourself.
At the Marashlyan Photo Studio (situated in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia), one can wear an Armenian costume, listen to Armenian music, and acquire knowledge about traditional Armenian costumes, while being photographed. This business serves its main purpose wonderfully: it brings money to the owners and popularizes the Armenian culture and crafts among ordinary locals.
Among all the traditional costumes of the Greek islands, that of Crete is particularly pretty. It differs much from the classic Greek outfit. One of our favorite accessories of the Cretan folk clothing is the knife that adds some really authentic features to both male and female dress. And, of course, there are exquisite jewelry pieces made from coins – what Greek female costume goes without them?
It’s not often that the folklore and traditional costumes are presented at the Fashion Weeks around the world. Most of the designers strive to invent and show something new, to shock and surprise the public. Though, one of Ukrainian Fashion Weeks presented the vintage folk clothes and got really good feedback. Sometimes the latest clothing trends and old clothing traditions get intertwined or merged pretty nicely, don’t they?
Guys, do you want to know for sure, which local girls are up for a flirt at the Oktoberfest? There’s one indication only Germans and Austrians know about. Just look at their Dirndl dress (female national costume of Germany and Austria): the knot on the apron shows the marital status of a woman. The knowledge will help you to avoid a fight with an enraged husband.
The most interesting thing about the craft of embroidery around the world is that there is an endless variety of patterns, stitches, and motifs. Each country has its own features and techniques of embroidery. Hungarian traditional embroidery is usually floral and very colorful. At first glance, it looks rather simple, but take a better look – it’s the details that really matter.
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Tudor clothes include the outfits used at the Court of King of England Henry VIII. Both male and female garments are ornate, noble-looking, and expensive. But today, we’ll talk about one of the women’s gowns. Let’s look at the pieces of a Tudor French dress and find out how to put them on correctly. The curious thing about this attire is the sleeves that are worn separately from the main dress.
Norwegian traditional costume – bunad – looks very elegant and sophisticated. It is rather simple in wearing but still, there are few tricks that you should know about. Today, we’ll show you how to put on a women’s bunad from Sunnmore region, the southernmost district of the western Norway.
Mongolian traditional male clothes aren’t very diverse. Many garments look rather alike for a foreigner, but locals differentiate them all right. Let’s find a difference between two popular Mongolian coats: a terleg and a deel. Meanwhile, we’ll get to know and understand these nomadic people better.
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