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    National Costumes

    The national costumes of my country are unfortunately not used that often. Most people don't wear them even on our Independence day. The reason could be that they are really expensive but that doesn't seem to stop our Faroeic and Norwegian cousins, at least it seems to me that they wear theirs more then we do. I my self don't have one at the moment, I outgrew my old one and I'm in the middle of a growth period but when I'm a little over twenty or at least stopped growing I'm going to get one again.

    The Icelandic national costumes for women has a few types because it has changed a little with the time but they're from ca 1800-1900. The costumes are personalized, I say "are" not "can be" because no costume is exactly the same.

    For me Faldb˙ningur, Peysuf÷t and Upphlutur are the real female national costume because Peysuf÷t and Upphlutur used to be the every day clothing of women. Faldb˙ningur used to be the women's fancy clothing up until the 1900's.

    There are two more Skautb˙ningur and Kyrtill. Both were designed by a painter called Sigur­ur Gu­mundsson. Skautb˙ningur was his image of the costume that women had worn from the settlement of our island.
    Kyrtill is however his attempt to make the national costume simpler, personally I don't like this costume.

    Faldb˙ningur



    Peysuf÷t

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/7265246@N07/442010829/][img]

    Upphlutur I think this is the most common costume but it's expensive because of the jewelry.

    J˙nÝ - Birta, SigrÝ­ur og Arna by Ůorleifur Írn, on Flickr

    A girl in national dress by gjonsd, on Flickr

    The two by Sigur­ur Gu­mundsson Skautb˙ningur


    I like this costume and it's worn by our first lady or a female president and our "Fjallkona" a woman that represents Iceland.

    Kyrtill


    I'm not impressed with this attempt to simplify the national costume and I don't like this one at all.

    Ůjˇ­b˙ningur karla
    Men however can choose between two types of costumes it's just called "mens national costume" I've also seen it called the farmers outfit and then there's a modernized version of it. Men stopped wearing this costume as their daily clothes and wore suits instead in the 19th century. It's my opinion that only the old one is a real national costume because the other one was designed in 1994 if I remember correctly.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sigth/4564412059/


    ALDARBLIK by Dalla*, on Flickr

    The shirts are most often white but sometimes used to be checkered.

    1994 version This is a nice way to wear your national costume to an event were the traditional one doesn't belong.




    Kids

    Icelandic Costumes ═slenskir B˙ningar by peace-on-earth.org, on Flickr


    Icelandic Costumes ═slenskir B˙ningar by peace-on-earth.org, on Flickr





    Please show me and tell me about your national costume or regional costume.

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    No! this is not allowed. Who could have thought that this was a good idea!
    Fortunately this looks like shit on her because the color scheme of it is to complement the beauty of Germanic women.

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    Some more pics.







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