What Is the National Dress of Trinidad and Tobago?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 7:49:50 AM ET

The national dress of Trinidad and Tobago includes several distinct garments: women wear saris, shalwar or lenghas, while men dress in either a white kurta and paijamas or a dhoti. The traditional dress of Trinidad and Tobago includes gender-specific styles commonly found across the Indian subcontinent. Some, such as lenghas, see use primarily in formal occasions, like weddings, while others appear in parades, festivals and other cultural events.

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