31 Traditional Forms of Dress from Around the World


Traditional clothing is an important part of a region’s history and identity. Some areas regard their national dress as an unofficial uniform, to be worn only on ceremonial occasions. In other societies, traditional clothing is mandatory for both men and women.

The team at Escapade have been busy researching traditional clothing from across the globe. From the Russian Sarafan to the Japanese Kimono, take a look at their guide to the world’s most iconic folk costumes.



Feature photo woman wearing sari via Shutterstock

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