slovenia traditional costume

The Beauty of Slovenia’s Traditional Costumes | A Deep Dive

Slovenia's traditional costume got its last shape in the 19th century. Narodna noša, or national costume, has a long custom. It is likewise known under the name Gorenjska noša (Upper Carniolan ensemble) among Slovenians. However, it was initially normal for a more modest region - its unique shape, not including other comparative ones.

Slovenia's Traditional Costume

The expression of identity through costume is known as "folk costume," "regional costume," "national costume," "folk clothing" or "traditional clothes." Typically, folk costume is associated with a particular geographical region or historical period. It can likewise demonstrate social and marital status as well as strict status.

Traditional Costume of Slovenian Men

Slovenian traditional costume comprises a white shirt, long clothing pants, cowhide breeches, a vest, a scarf, long calfskin boots, and a cap.

The long-sleeved shirt is typically plain, with next to no weaving or openwork. It has The clothing pants are white, cotton, and plain. They are long and frequently have lashes at the base to attach them to the lower leg.

Leather knee-length breeches are worn under the pants. At the point when high cowhide boots are worn, the white clothing pants are now and again covered up. Be that as it may, it is normal to assume they are seen between the breeches and boots.

Slovenian men wear vests known as "lajbi" or "telovnik." As a rule, it is red or dark, yet different varieties are likewise utilised. The vest can be produced using various materials (contingent upon the riches and status of a wearer): velvet, cotton, and so forth. Yet, it is often adorned with weaving or ethnic patterns; botanical examples are the most well-known. Rich Slovenian people, specifically men, utilised vests with silver buttons.

Male hoods generally are dark felt caps with blossoms or quills as an enrichment. Some ornaments look very opulent and are truly stunning.

What's more, the last men's frill in Slovenia is a scarf. The most intriguing thing about this thing is the approach to wearing it. It is worn under the vest but on top of the shirt. In this way, one can see just the closures of the scarf on the shoulders of the wearer.

National Dress of Slovenian Women

Slovenian women's costume comprises a bunch of underpants, a dress or chemise, a cover, a discretionary coat, a belt, a hat, a scarf, and shoes.

The arrangement of underpants incorporates a shirt, shorts, and underskirts. Slovakian costumes are all cotton, plain, and white. The sleeves and neckline of a pullover are frequently assembled and are sometimes improved with ribbon, handmade pieces, i.e., cutwork, and a modest quantity of weaving. In certain districts, ladies wear long shirts as an undergarment. Yet, the laid-out Slovenian public ensemble should incorporate the referenced set.

Slovenian women utilise a dress: a long skirt and bodice sewn together. A few more established variations of the people ensemble have a different short bodice; however, it outgrew use in time. Today, the bodice has a typical length to the midsection. The colour of the dress is bright; everyday life clothing is produced using calico textures and merry ones - from silk or other costly textures.

A cover is worn with a dress or chemise. For everyday life, Slovenian women pick material or cotton covers; happy pieces of clothing are produced using silk, brocade, or damask. The most far-reaching bubbly cover isn't exceptionally wide, made of fine dark texture, and beautified with dark ribbon around the edges. There are different sorts of covers made in various tones. For colder weather or older women, a jacket is used. Now and then, it very well may be worn by little kids, as well.

An enormous handkerchief is worn by ladies around the shoulders for special occasions, ethnic festivals, and unique events. Mainly, it is produced using silk or cotton, with remarkable flower prints or embroidery patterns. A pin holds it set up.

One of the intriguing Slovenian frill things is a belt called "sklepanec". It is an elaborate metal belt. Its length is a lot greater than the midsection of a lady, so it is worn at a point on the hips. An enormous lace bow is frequently attached to the belt.

Yet, the most uncommon piece of the Slovenian costume is a ladies' hat. A few females utilise less complicated hoods or scarves tied around the head. Be that as it may, the customary hat is designated "Tjehl". It very well may be more modest (nearer to the head, produced using less measure of the texture) and called "zavijačka" or bigger (lovely high and wide) and called "avba". Previously, little kids utilized more modest tjehls, and married women favoured bigger ones.

However, this headpiece is only sometimes seen today because it is difficult to make. In this way, nowadays, generally, individuals who are attached to the folk costume wear tjehl.

The hood comprises two primary pieces: a velvet one and a linen one.

The velvet thing has a rectangular shape. It is dark and luxuriously woven with gold strings, sequins, and embellishments. The linen thing is different for little and enormous tjehls.

Zavijačka has a three-sided shape and is tied like a kerchief at the scruff. It is worn so the velvet part is around the forehead, and the cloth covers the head. The forward portion has an ornament/ribbon/weaved edge.

Avba is worn with the goal that the velvet part is around the head, and the cloth part is at the rear of the head. It is made of a lot of material moulded like a bun at the rear of the head.


Slovenian traditional costume was worn for the most part for unique events and occasions in the 18th-19th century. These days, it is worn in folk dance, singing, ethnic festivals, and celebrations to engage sightseers. Sometimes, national costumes are worn by real people in daily existence - basically, in the provincial regions.


What is the national costume of Slovenia?

Gorenjska is Slovenia's traditional costume worn in ethnic festivals.

What to wear to Slovenia?

Whenever you visit Slovenia, you ought to wear the national costume of Slovenia to enjoy their traditional clothing.

Why is Slovenia so beautiful?

Slovenia is beautiful because the great pinnacles of the Alps reflect the free waters of glacial mass lakes.

Disha Jain

Disha Jain is a 19-year-old content writer, dedicated to crafting engaging and immersive stories that resonate with diverse audiences.

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