While modern Swedish people dress like most of the Western world, there are events that call for Swedish national folk dress and this includes an apron, head covering, neck scarf and waist bag. The colors represent the colors of the Swedish flag.
The apron part of the outfit is the primary focal point and designers use wool, cotton, silk or crepe to make it. The head covering is generally a white linen, but some also have a lining or lace to stop hair oil from penetrating the fabric. The neck scarf goes over the vest and blouse. The waist bag goes back to the middle ages and it works to represent the province or parish of the wearer.