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liqui liqui avaIn Venezuela and Colombia, men have very elegant and even dandy-like traditional attire. It differs a lot from most folk costumes around the planet. And partially, that can be explained by the origin of this suit. Let’s find out everything we can about the liqui liqui. In particular, how does it look like and why? is it used in the modern day and by whom? what special features does the liqui liqui suit have?

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Kyrgyz costume avaKyrgyz traditional outfits not only look pretty but also are very comfy to wear. Actually, that’s the main feature of Kyrgyz folk dress because these are nomadic people who originally spent much of their time on horseback. Today, the lifestyle of modern Kyrgyz people is a bit different, especially for city-dwellers, but the traditional clothing remains the same – loose, comfortable, multilayered, and with minimal decor.

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Szekely avaIn Eastern Europe, there are many ethnic groups that are related to each other but have their own unique and distinctive features. And these characteristics are often seen by the slight difference in traditional outfits. This time, we’ll look closer at the folk clothing of Székely people – Hungarian ethnic group from Eastern Carpathians. Their national costumes look elegant and crisp, a cute combination of white, red, and black.

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Tailor avaThe profession of a tailor was estimated highly in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. It was rather hard to master this trade and open your own workshop but the efforts were totally worth it, because a skilled tailor earned good money and was able to find a good match and get married (as opposed to apprentices who couldn’t even dream about a marriage). What other burdens of life awaited a tailor-to-be during his career advancement? Here are some of them regarding education and job requirements.

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Redda and hatte avaWe’ve been asked about Sri Lankan traditional pieces of clothing, other than the world-famous sarong and sari. Of course, there are a few other folk garments. And this article is dedicated to them. If you can add more, feel free to do it in the comment section. These unique authentic pieces are worth talking about and they represent the rich traditional culture of Sri Lanka. Lama sariya, dhoti, pancha, redda and hatte, kabakuruttu, and other local folk garments.

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flight attendants avaThis is a special article dedicated to flight attendants and the history of their uniforms. It’s our way to support and cheer up the cabin crew members during the pandemic of Covid-19, which would probably cause a lot of flight attendants to lose their jobs. And the only thing we can do about it is social support. The air travel knew a lot of bumps and difficulties throughout its history, which influenced the cabin crew uniforms and fashion trends of the time. But always, time moved forward and everything changed for the better. Let’s hope the same will happen this time, too.

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Moravia avaMany Czech folk costumes look rather bizarre, especially women’s outfits with their baroque exaggerated shapes – puffed sleeves, short and very wide skirts, giant ruff collars, large headdresses, etc. But in the Moravia region, the traditional dress often appears more natural and usual to our eye. Both male and female attire are still charming, unique, and elegant; they reflect the local culture and lifestyle. And, of course, the folk costume varies from district to district or even from village to village, which is so typical for Slavic countries.

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Fashion avaIn this article, we’ll talk about the fashion trends in women’s clothing of the 1890s. What did ladies wear? What silhouette was the most fashionable and popular? Also, we’ll give you a great idea as to where you can see the examples of this period’s clothing, and more precisely, in what movie they occur. Historically, the 1890s didn’t actually bring anything really fresh and new into fashion but this era’s silhouette, in general, is unique and recognizable. And let’s see why.

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Tree of life2 avaIn Ukraine, ceremonial wedding towels are an integral part of the traditional (and even modern) marriage ceremony. Practically every couple uses a so-called “rushnyk” during their wedding and then preserves this item as something sacred for the family. In the past, each woman wove and embroidered her wedding towel by herself. So, many authentic examples survived to this day and are now kept in museums and private collections. Here is a large collection of wedding towels with the Tree of Life depicted on them. Why did women like the Tree-of-Life motif so much? Let’s find out.

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fringed apron avaThis garment looks a bit strange – all that long hairy fringe sticking from the sides and bottom of the apron. But somehow, it fits the traditional Slavic costumes just fine and seems an integral part of the outfit. Where does it occur? In a whole large area of Eastern Europe – Serbia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, etc. But even if you live far from these countries, you can find such vintage fringed aprons in museum collections almost worldwide. Here are some of the examples of authentic Eastern European fringed aprons and some interesting info about them.

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Star Wars avaUsually, we analyze civil historic clothing in our articles about stage costumes used in popular TV shows – ladies’ gowns, gentlemen’s suits, national costumes, historic accessories, and so on. But this material is dedicated to military uniforms. Let’s find out what historic military clothes inspired the costume designers of Star Wars to create the costumes of the Imperial Navy officers and Imperial Navy guards. What details do they have in common with some of the real-life uniforms? Were they really based on the Nazi uniforms?

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Sri Lankan sari avaHow much do you know about Sri Lankan traditional attire? The majority of people hardly know that sari and sarong are the most widespread folk garments in Sri Lanka. But not much more. We’ve prepared a few interesting facts about this country’s folk costume. The locals are lucky to have such comfy and good-looking folk clothing, suitable for the climate of Sri Lanka and pretty modest at the same time.

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Kaptur avaUkrainian women have always been very creative with their clothing, jewelry, and accessories. There are dozens of arty-crafty headdresses or at least elaborate ways of draping even the simplest headpieces. But this particular headdress is truly unique – it was worn by married women only in a small area and, today, it is almost vanished. But why is this accessory interesting and special? Because women were banned to wear it to the church in the 19th century. Strange, isn’t it? Let’s find out why.

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Jabot avaThis a bit weird accessory came into fashion in the mid-17th century. It had a long and fascinating history and went through centuries along with new and new generations. A piece that was created for noblemen turned into something downright feminine and business-like – today, it is seldom seen on male shirts. Though, we oftentimes encounter male accessories or designs that became an integral part of women’s attire: white stockings, high heels, pantaloons, jabot collar – all these items were created for men, but can we imagine men wearing them now? The 16th-18th century in Europe was a truly strange period for world fashion!