From India to Bavaria and Andalusia: Traditional dress is back in style. Need some inspiration? Here’s a brief guide.
It’s a wrap
A sari can consist of up to nine meters of billowing silk. The Indian garment is sold only in one size – along with a matching swatch of fabric that is used to make an underskirt and a bodice.
The secret language of bows
Country style? Not really. Even 150 years ago, dirndls were very popular amongst the stylish set in cities. Remember the code: Ladies with a bow tied on the right are spoken for; those with a bow on the left are single.
Flamenco dresses, with their tight waists, bright colors and patterns, deep flounces around the skirt and sleeves, are typically worn on festive occasions. Want your own? Check the second-hand stores in Andalusia – or rent one for a day.