Ukrainian Costumes

Bognor Regis International Dance Ensemble


We have borrowed Ukrainian costumes from the Society for International Folk Dancing (SIFD) which were worn by the adults.

Dancing in Ukrainian Costumes


Ukrainian women's costumes comprise a cotton shift, decorated with embroidery, usually red. A woollen overskirt made up of three pieces attached to the waistband is worn over the shift, and a sleeveless woollen or velvet jacket over that. The apron is often white cotton with red cross-stitch. The headdress has long multi-coloured ribbons and flowers

The men's costume consists of a fur hat, a white shirt with embroidery, baggy trousers, a scarf wrapped around the waist, and, of course, boots.

Ukrainian Costumes

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