Have you ever wanted to know what traditional Korean clothing looked like??? Well now you can find out!!!! This bulletin board is to inform you of what traditional Korean clothing looks like and also to give you a little background information about the articles of clothing! Sit back, relax, look, and READ!
A chogori is a jacket that is normally cut off at the arm pits and a long front panel used to cover the breast. The ch’ima is a rectangular or tubular skirt with a high, pleated waistband. By the skirt being able to flow over the rest of the body, it could totally hide the female shape (strongly influenced by the Confucian society).
A durumagi is a coat or jacket worn over regular attire to keep warm in the winter. It was originally worn by nobles and royalty for everyday activities, but they soon became clothing for the commoners.
The dop’o was a scholar’s overcoat. It was worn over articles of clothing. Commoners could wear it for family rites or special occasions. The Hakch’angui was also a scholar’s overcoat. The word Hak means “study” in Korean. The style of the coat represents a sublime and noble mind.
The t’eol magoja was originally Manchurian clothing. It became popular in Korea after Deawongun, one of the most famous political figures of the late Chosun dynasty, returned from seclusion in Manchuria wearing the clothing. It was used to keep the body warm and was considered a luxury.
The hwalot was an overcoat worn by princesses. It was a ritual attire. This was also used by the noble society as a bridal topcoat in wedding ceremonies. This was an extremely expensive garment to make.
This dangui would be worn by queens, princesses, or a wife of a high-ranking government official. This was worn for minor ceremonies. Women of the noble classes wore this attire for major ceremonies, though.