Everything You Need To Know About National Dress Of South Korea’s Hanbok!

The dress Hanbok is considered as the national dress of South Korea’s and it is been worn from traditional years. It is known as the one of the most important icon and people of Korea usually consider this type of garments in special occasions. They also prefer wearing it on holidays too and about centuries, they are still chasing this type of clothes. In northern Asia, it is considered as the nomadic roots to wear hanbok because it is very convenient and offers a ease of movement. There are basically three main structures include in hanbok which is the jacket, pants and a skirt. 

Here jacket is known as jeogori, where pants is considered as baji and skirt is considered as chima. These names and outfits are appraised from the time of goguryeo kingdom. There is a slight changed formed in these outfits otherwise everything is same and its structure is still maintained here. 

General design of hanbok:

The designing of hanbok is very general yet delicate as a flow of lines are considered on the upper side of the clothe with different angles. The material used here is quite soft and comfortable that they can wear it all day long without any difficulty. It is constructed with the use of some vivid colour which glorifies this dress and it is creased with white lines on the dress. 

The five elements to be considered in hanbok are:

Here five elements are used in hanbok which is based on the theory of yin and yang such as white colour states metal, red colour represent fire, blue glorifies wood, black related with water and last in yellow which considered by the element earth. 

These types of clothes and hanbok are also designed for weddings and special occasions in which bright colours are considered. Colour signifies the marital status of a person here in which children and girls wear hanbok the most. There is a specific colour preferred here for the unmarried girls which is yellow jeogori as well as red chima. 

Colours for upper class:

When we talk about the colour choice for upper class then here a variety of colours have been offered to the upper class as compared with lower class people. They wear such dresses with different shades and pattern as they are slightly expensive as well as worn on special occasions. The shades which are offered to upper class are white, pale pink, charcoal, grey as well as light green. 

Those who are upper class wear a little expensive material and their hanbok are designed by using a woven ramie cloth. As a reason, this material is warm as well as lightweight. If they consider hanbok which are plain in design then these are manufactured by using patterned silk material. As a reason, here the people who are commoners are strictly restricted for using cotton material for manufacturing hanbok. 


Hanbok can be designed by using different material as well as designs but there is some rules and regulations.