Korea avaIn May 2021, the 69th Miss Universe contest was held. The loveliest women from different countries around the world competed in beauty. But what interests us, is always the costumes)). Every year, it’s fun to observe the contestants’ National Costume Competition where they show their traditional clothing or outfits inspired by something that represents their country. We’ve chosen for this post those costumes closest to national dress or that feature some cute folk accessories. Anyway, enjoy the beauty of women and their wonderful outfits!


Bolivia

This outfit is a stylized version of Andean traditional attire but more sparkly and ornate. There are over 10,000 beads and sequins embellishing the blouse. Also, it is hand-embroidered. The veil is hand-woven using gold threads. The skirt is puffy and multilayered. And the headdress is large and beautifully decorated.

Bolivia Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

Bolivia Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

 

 

Bulgaria

This is an authentic 19th-century attire from western Bulgaria. It was originally used as an engagement dress. It sports beautiful traditional hand-embroidery.

Bulgaria Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

Bulgaria Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

Bulgaria Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition
Photo from Radinela Chusheva Instagram page

 

 

Cambodia

This outfit was inspired by ancient Cambodian temples and statues. Also, notice the traditional Cambodian jewelry on the contestant from Cambodia.

Cambodia Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

Cambodia Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition
Photos from Sarita Reth Instagram page

 

 

China

This lovely costume is a stylized version of an ancient Chinese gown with modern elements. Her headdress is a wonderful replica of Chinese traditional headpieces.

China Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

China Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

 

 

Colombia

This outfit represents Colombian indigenous culture where women were protectors and rulers. The costume is extremely colorful, bright, and ornate. Her huge mantle looks gorgeous.

Colombia Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition
Photo from Laura Olascuaga Instagram page

Colombia Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

 

 

India

This attire is a traditional Indian sari, one of its many variations, anyway. You can see Indian traditional jewelry as well.

India Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

India Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

 

 

Kazakhstan

This is the folk costume of Kazakhstan. The white dress is made from silk and the red outerwear from velvet. Her garments are gold-embroidered, and her headdress is also traditional.

Kazakhstan Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

Kazakhstan Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

 

 

Korea

This outfit is the national costume of Korea. It’s modern, bright, and fashionable. The red color symbolizes good luck and love – Korean traditional wedding dresses are often red.

Korea Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

Korea Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

 

 

Laos

This apparel is the traditional Lao costume. Note the contestant’s folk headdress and hairdo. Her parasol is also a very interesting item.

Laos Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

Laos Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition
Photo from Christina Lasasimma Instagram page

Laos Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

 

 

Myanmar

This costume was inspired by folk clothing in Myanmar, but it’s a modern stylized outfit.

Myanmar Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

Myanmar Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition
Photo from Thuzar Lwin Instagram page

 

 

Poland

This apparel is not a traditional costume, but what’s interesting about it, is the wings. Such wings were used by Polish winged hussars in the 16th-18th century as a part of their military uniform.

Poland Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

Poland Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition
Photos from Natalia Piguła Instagram page

 

 

Vietnam

This attire was inspired by Vietnamese folk costume. Particularly, the headdress is traditional. Although, the outfit itself is not fully traditional. Still, it’s beautiful.

Vietnam Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition

Vietnam Miss Universe 2020 National Costume Competition
Photo from Nguyen Tran Khanh Van Instagram page

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