What Is Poland's National Costume?

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According to About.com, Poland's national costume or "traditional Polish folk costume" varies by region, but it is generally decorated with embroidery and colored brightly, though the fabric colors vary. Traditional headdresses range from hats to flower wreathes.

Ribbons, aprons and vests are often used to outfit traditional Polish folk costumes, depending on the costume's origin. Polish folk costumes are still traditionally worn for some special occasions, such as weddings, folk festivals, religious holidays and harvest festivals, and they are also worn more frequently by the older generations in some rural areas. Not only do the costumes sometimes reflect region, but they also can reflect a person's social status.