Even though looks and clothing might be deceptive at times, we can not also deny the fact that it actually portrays the inner self and identity of an individual. Perhaps this is what we call 'wearing your attitude' in loose colloquial terms.
This is exactly same with the countries and continents across the globe. A traveller who has scaled the length and breadth of many places are the best commentators of this fact. Being the conglomeration of history, glory, wars, invasions, acculturation and many fascinating nations, Europe
hides its true colors behind the veil of its traditional clothes and clothing habits.
Lets take a precise glimpse on the ethnic dresses of some of the most interesting European nations:
: Easily recognized in the world stage, the Irish traditional costume derives influence from the Gaelic and Norse costumes. Rich in displaying the Celtic heritage, the Irish dress for men is about a checked trew (tight-fitting trousers) that is worn with fringed cloak or mantle. And the women wears a short designer tunic accompanied by a bordered cloak.
: Representing the collective charm of the Iberian peninsula, the traditional Spanish clothes comes with a farthingale, corset (a bell shaped high neck lined trunk) and caps. The ethnic Spanish black silk embroidery that is used in the white shirts are called Spanish Blackwork. Often worn in festivals and bullfights, the Spanish clothes are very much designer and trendy.
: Another stand out destination in Europe is Italy
. Here, you can find the men wearing hose (man's close-fitting garment) and padded trousers ending above the knee called breeches paired with wide bordered caps and heavy toed shoes. And for women, they have skirts and aprons which are voluminous and made by forming some folds by doubling fabric back upon itself.
: The traditional costume of Greece comes in many varieties and designs. They have Foustanella or Tsolias, worn by men in Central and Southern parts of Greece. Another male costume is Vraka- white shirt and baggy trousers known as karamani with a tasseled cap. Karagouna is perhaps the most famous female attire which consists a white dress with a thick black fringe edge and a woolen coat.
These are just a representative reflections of the rich costume tradition that Europe owns. The best way know it better is to be there in person and collect some fashion tips from these ethnic dresses. So, its your time to land in Europe to get trendy.
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