Thursday, January 22, 2009

National costume

National costume, national dress, regional costume, folk dress or traditional costumes garment, expresses a character through costume which generally relates to a geographic part or a stage of time in history, but can also point to social costumes , marital costumes and religious status. Such costumes often come in two forms: one for everyday occasions, the other for festivals and formal wear. In United States usage the term "costume" is used in the sense of "fanciful costumes dress", and so "national costumes dress" is used to avoid this connotation.

Following the outbreak of romantic costumes nationalism, the peasantry of Europe came to serve as costumes for all that appeared genuine and desirable. Their costumes crystallized into so-called "typical" forms, and enthusiasts costumes adopted it as part of their costumes symbolism.

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