Russian folk costume
Designed to empathize Russian woman’s inner dignity and emotional restraint, Russian costumes are not only beautiful, they are also convenient in wearing. Because the first rule of this costume – to feel free, without restricting freedom of movement. And the variety of colors for traditional costume displays love for beauty and ethnic diversity. Meanwhile, the Russian word “beautiful” (krasivyi) comes from the word “krasny”, the Russian for “red”.
In particular, ethnic Russian clothes include kaftan, kosovorotka and ushanka for men, sarafan and kokoshnik for women. Traditionally, Sarafan is a long, trapeze-shaped jumper dress (pinafore) worn as Russian folk costume by women and girls. Mentioned in the chronicles in 1376, it is still a favorite piece of clothing of the 21st century woman. Accordingly, still designed and worn today as a summer-time light dress.
However, for some time Russian women from the upper and middle classes stopped wearing traditional Russian costume. It was in the 18th century, during Peter the Great’s modernization of Russia, apart from the kokoshniks as part a court dress.
Traditionally, folk costume is a must-have outfit for performing Russian folk songs and folk dancing.
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Russian folk costume
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Defile in national costumes – always one of the most spectacular parts of the beauty-contests. Especially when it comes to the “Miss Universe”, which this year will take place in Moscow. Anxiously waiting in the wings of the stage – female candidates of our country Miss Russia (2013 it will be Elmira Abdrazakova), and let’s see outfits of Russian participants of all years. Pavlovo Posad shawls, kokoshniks, Gzhel, Khokhloma patterns, and Vologda lace. For designers it takes much skills, imagination, time, taste to make a folk dress which will conquer all, so that the contestant will stand out among other, not less bright competitors.
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