Traditional dress or costume is a phrase used widely both by the general public and fashion designers. Most traditional attires are inspired by people who live in rural areas or villages. However, the idea of traditional dress has been examined and researchers found that the phrase ‘traditional dress’ or ‘costume’ is often used interchangeably with the terms ethnic, regional, and folk dress.
“A folk dress or costume expresses an identity through costume, which is usually associated with a geographic area or a period of time in history. It can also indicate social, marital or religious status.”
In this article, we discuss modern traditional dress and traditional wedding dresses.
If you are a South African woman looking for a traditional ethnic dress or attire for a special occasion or to add new traditional print to your wardrobe, we’ve got you covered.