Traditional Dress of Korea

Traditional Dress of Korea
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Traditional costumes of Korea are called Hanbok. Elegant and distinctive, Hanbok is worn by some in their daily lives, but with the changing times, Hanbok is being replaced by western-style clothes, and most people wear Hanbok only when there is an important event or festival.

Koreans have a good taste of clothes. The traditional costumes of females are blouses and loose skirts, and males wear trousers, shirts, waistcoats and jackets. White is used as a common color in Koreans’ clothes, but the specific colors, materials, and styles depend on seasons and the individual.

You can see the beauty of Hanbok from its external lines and varied ornaments, stressing the soft and thin lines of female’s neck. The V-shaped neckline of the blouses uses simple and bright colors to express warmth, and the drooping lines of the skirts make females appear graceful and virtuous. Most colors of Hanbok are richer than modern wear.

Festival costumes:

In Korea, people give New Year’s greetings to elder members of family on the morning of the Spring Festival. Most parents wear causal hanboks, while their children wear colorful dress.

Birthday outfits:

The sixtieth birthday is important to East Asians such as the Koreans and Chinese, so people usually spread out an extra special feast for their parent’s 60th birthday to wish their relative health and longetivity. Males at the feast wear hats with Rough Melic on it, and females wear Tang suits.

Another important age to East Asians is the one year birthday, and Koreans pray for baby’s health and joy on this day. Children will be dressed up on this day; boys wear red shirts with blue lace and light trousers, while girls should wear yellow or bottle green blouses.

Wedding gowns:

Wedding gowns are usually fancy outfits. The groom will wear colorful trousers, a shirt with ribbon, a black gauze cap and wood boots. The bride wears a red skirt and yellow blouse. What is most special is the bride’s complex hairstyle, which she pins with beads and long silk ribbon.