Clothing Customs

“Áo dài” (literally long dress) is the type of dress that Vietnamese women wear practically for all occasions. Formal dresses are distinguished by the quality of fabric materials and the decoration that is normally artistically painted on them. Other traditional clothes are less popular, such as “áo Bà Ba” (blouse), “áo Yếm” (a variation of historical undergarment for Vietnamese women), “áo Tứ Thân” (literally four-piece dress) and many more.

Vietnamese people typically wear lightweight clothing. Conical hats, also known as “nón lá”, are worn to protect the face from the sun. Today, most of the Vietnamese population wears Western-style clothing.