Intro

I was collecting images of European national/folk dresses for a project I’m working on, and thought that I may as well share the images in a blog post.

There are regional common trends, but the diversity of designs is almost as incredible as their vibrancy and intricacy. There’s a huge variety even within countries, I just picked a couple of random examples from each nation.

I missed out some countries because I got bored and I’ll add more as I come across them. I’ll create a men’s national costume post sometime too. If you have any cool folk costume images, send them to me via Twitter or email. Anyway, the rest of this post is just photos.


Images (Countries, A to Z)

Belarus

Bulgaria

Estonia

France

Germany

Greece

Holland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Norway

Poland

Portugal

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Russia

Sardinia

Scotland

Serbia

Spain

Sweden

Romania

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Ukraine


Fin

Which is your favorite style? I like Latvia, but I think the Mediterraneans in general take the crown for best aesthetics (as usual).