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
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
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
This was a garment worn by women of
upper class or the nobles. The changot
was worn by women to cover their
face and upper body so they would
not be recognizable in public.
Depending on the season, this
ssukae ch’ima had two layers. The
white layer would be pinched in
when approaching a male to hide
the women’s face. Women of the
lower class wore this item.
The jignyeongp’o was first worn in
918 A.D. It was worn by low-levelgovernment officials. Later on, it was
worn by just the common people.
The dop’o was a scholar’s overcoat. It was
worn over articles of clothing. Commoners
could wear it for family rites or special
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.