It's interesting how different styles are popular around various parts of the world. What is "in style" varies from nation to nation. Learning about fashion trends around the world opens up your eyes to a little bit of unique culture! Let's take a look at some of the most unique trends in a few places around the universe.
Kimonos are Japanese clothing worn by men, women, and children. Basically, kimonos look like a long robe with collars and wide sleeves. A sash is tied around the wearer's waist. Kimonos range from casual to formal. They range in colors and generally are made out of silk.
Kilts are knee length skirt-like garments originating in Scotland around the 16th century. Most kilts are plaid patterns with pleats, and worn by men. Nowadays, the kilt is pretty much the national dress of Scotland and is still worn by many.
Boubous, worn in West African, are colorful wide-sleeved robes. These have delicate embroidery and are usually passed down through generations. Generally, boubous are worn by men, but females have a version of their own. These garments are worn for special occasions such as weddings and celebrations.
Vibrant Color Mixing
Women in Barcelona, Spain enjoy mixing vibrant colored patterns. For example, they may wear a bright red and yellow striped shirt with green, blue and pink splashed pants. These women are no strangers to bright colors!
Men's Colored Jeans
Now, this is something you would rarely see in the United States. Men in Florence, Italy can be seen wearing bright colored jeans. I'm talking red, yellow, blue, green, and even pink.
Dirndls are traditional dresses worn in Germany, and are pretty adorable. A typical dirndl has a bodice, a blouse, a full skirt, and an apron. The styles range in cuts, fabrics, and colors. In general, winter styles are made of thick material with dark colors. In contrast, summer styles are made of lighter material and lighter colors. Women wear dirndl as everyday dresses or for more formal occasions.
In Cuzco, Peru, many pieces of clothing are made out of alpaca wool. This style doesn't necessarily mean sweaters either. The wool is so delicately woven into shirts and pants, and dyed with various colors that you would need to look closely to tell it's alpaca wool.
In Mexico, boots with long foam extensions that curl at the tips are in style. Think, elf boots. Much of the younger generations wear these boots, particularly for dance competitions.
Skinny Jeans are popular in the United States and I doubt they are going out of style any time soon. Skinny jeans are snug fitting from the waist to the ankles and have a tapered leg. They come in all sizes and colors.
It is interesting to look at different trends throughout the world. You can find many of these wholesale clothing online and bring a new style into your part of the world.
Written by Danny of PrimeTime Clothing.