Vytoky avaIt’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?

Dirndl knot avaGuys, 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.

Hungarian embroidery avaThe 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.

Tudor French Gown avaTudor 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.

Sunnmorsbunad avaNorwegian 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.

Terleg avaMongolian 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.

Qixiong Ruqun avaQixiong Ruqun is a nice Chinese garment with a surprising background. There is a special reason why its waistband is above the breasts. And you’ll be surprised by this reason. Intrigued? Then read on. We’ll also show you how to put this delicate garment on considering all of the rules and peculiarities.

wedding dress avaAround the world, the white dress dominates wedding fashion. Though, many brides throughout Asia wear traditional cultural gowns instead of the white dresses. Folk wedding dresses often are much more impressive than the ordinary white gowns. Need some proof? Here you are a bundle of photos.

A ZTraditional pieces of the male and female national costumes in Palestine: abaya, bisht, burnous, bushnika, damer, dimaya, hata wi ‘agal, izar, jallayeh, jubba, jubbeh, khabara, kuffiyah, laffeh, lavandi, malliaia, qamis, qibar, qumbaz, salta, sirwal, tarbush, tatriz, taqiyyah, taqsireh, and thob.

male kimono avaIt’s not too difficult to put on a male kimono – the traditional Japanese costume. But still, you have to wear every piece of the outfit right to avoid being laughed at. Here are some hints from a native Japanese that will help you use the men’s kimono perfectly.

pilgrim avaThe pilgrims. What did they look like? And, more important, what did they wear? Americans are taught about the life of pilgrims who came to the New World in the 16th-17th century, even the kids know a lot about the first settlers. But the info the people are told is not always true and accurate. For example, how do you think, is it true that small pilgrim boys wore girly gowns? Find out below.

Bulgarian drawing ava2The traditional costumes of Bulgaria are rich in details: weaving patterns, various embroidery designs, and patterns on the fabric. The color palette is also bright and cheerful, though the number of colors is rather limited. All of those features make Bulgarian folk outfits potentially suitable and interesting for artists and illustrators. Have you ever tried to paint folklore clothes, even if just for fun? If not, you definitely need to try.

Reign avaRein is a popular historical series that has its fans all over the world. But how much do you know about the costumes used in this show? Which of them are absolutely fabulous and which are a disaster? Let’s gossip about the designs, fabrics, patterns, color palettes, and cute accessories. The photos of authentic garments of 16th and 17th century and the outfits worn by Mary, Queen of Scots and other characters are included.

hijab avaIt's worn by millions of women all over the world and has developed a bit of a negative reputation in areas where it's not fully understood. Of course, we're talking about the hijab. You've likely seen this veil being worn by Muslim women to cover their heads and upper bodies. But how much do you really know about it? For example, do you believe in a Cristian origin of the hijab?