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Clothes around the world

People dress differently around the world. Their clothes are colorful, traditional and with interesting meanings. Look at the following photos and brief explanations about people's clothes around the world, from the Sari in India to the Flamenco dresses in Spain. To see more photos and read more information check out these sites:

https://www.roughguides.com/gallery/traditional-dress/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/travel-interests/arts-and-culture/style-culture-fashion-around-world/

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The Sari, India

Ostensibly the simplest item of clothing possible – a single length of fabric, up to nine metres long – the sari is also one of the world’s most versatile and stylish garments, which can be draped in dozens of different ways.

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Kilts, Scotland

From Braveheart to Strictly Come Dancing, the kilt has been used to represent all things Scottish, anachronistically so in the case of Mel Gibson’s costume as William Wallace. However, visit any Scottish Highland Games, and you’ll see that kilt-wearing traditions are alive and well.

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Gho, Bhutan

In Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan kingdom tucked between China and India, it’s obligatory for everyone to wear the national dress. For men this means the gho, a knee-length gown tied at the waist by a belt called a keram. For formal occasions a silk scarf, a kabney, is added to the ensemble, the colour of which depends on the wearer’s status. For the women, traditional dress is typically an ankle-length dress called a kira, and the equivalent scarf is called a rachus.