29 Typical Wedding Outfits from around the World - Knowledge Board

In cultures and countries around the world, there's a common thread: The dress, which is one of the most anticipated elements. No matter the colour, length, silhouette, or fabric, wedding dresses around the world are meaningful and symbolic in their own ways.

Some stunning pictures of typical wedding outfits from around the world are:

1. India ÷

In Indian culture, brides wear colourful and beautiful lehenga, a traditional type of outfit. Shades of red or pink are the choice of colours for brides. While the groom wears sherwani with heavy embroidery or heavy work with traditional Safa and Juti.

2. China ÷

The traditional Chinese wedding dress is usually is one-piece frock named Qipao, which is red mainly and embroidered with elaborate gold and silver design. The groom wear matching suit with embroidery, bow or tie.

3. Japan ÷

At a traditional Japanese wedding, the bride and groom usually wear Japanese wedding kimono. The bride wears a white wedding kimono called "uchikake" with a white headdress.

4. Ghana ÷

Traditional weddings in Ghana are often very colourful, and each family has its own cloth pattern that features on the bride and groom's wedding outfits.

5. Afganistan ÷

The bride wears traditional Afghan clothes, and the groom wears Jami, traditional Afghan pants and shirt with a lungi, a traditional Afghan headgear. The bride’s dress is different from everyone else’s.

6. Nigeria ÷

The wrapperlappa, or pagne is a colourful garment widely worn in Nigeria by both men and women. Nigerian brides often wear brightly coloured wedding clothes. They also often wear a Nigerian head tie called a Gele.

7. Kazakhstan ÷

On the day of marriage Kazakh bride is obliged to wear “sukele”. This hat, featuring a large height and a conical shape, is the most expensive article of any wedding ceremony.

8. Scotland ÷

Scottish bride will usually wear a traditional white or cream wedding gown. Men in Scotland traditionally wear the kilt of his clan for his wedding. After the ceremony, the bride wears a shawl emblazoned with her new husband's clan colours to signify her transition into his family.

9. Korea ÷

Both bride and groom wear the traditional hanbok, a traditional Korean dress specially designed for the ceremony. The hanbok represents thousands of years of tradition and is usually made of lightweight material with bright colours, simple lines, and no pockets.

10. Indonesia ÷

In Indonesia, there are several key pieces that traditionally should be present in the wedding apparel of every bride. They are lace, gold, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and leather. In this country, people love gold and gems and aren’t afraid to show off.

11. Rome ÷

The fashion for women at weddings was fairly simple and the bride's dress was no exception. By today's standards, it was very plain: a white or off-white one piece unfitted tunic. Made of a muslin-like material, it covered the bride from head to foot and was tied at the waist with a girdle.

12. Norway ÷

The typical bride wears a long white dress and her groom will have on a black tuxedo. Of course, there are still brides who wear their Bunad. The Bunad is a traditional dress often designed with buckles, jewellery and floral imagery.

13. Malaysia ÷

Malay brides wear a crown on their wedding day, illustrating their importance in the sacred ceremony. Under it are two layers – a tudung, or a hijab, to cover her hair for modesty and a selendang, which is a decorative shawl that covers her headscarf. In an equally dazzling display, a bold sarong compliments her long-sleeved blouse.

14. Jakarta ÷

As in other parts of Indonesia, traditional wedding attire in Jakarta includes plenty of gold, intricate patterns, striking colours and ornate headwear.

15. South Africa ÷

Shweshwe Wedding dresses are a common choice for the typical African bride in South Africa. Brides from all over the country go for Shweshwe in different colours and prints, the most popular shweshwe colours of choice are Blue, Brown and Red. Shweshwe is considered to be one of South Africas' most popular and longest enduring Traditional African Fabrics.

16. Sri Lanka ÷

The Kandyan bride wears a sari variation called the Osariya, which is also known more generally as the Kandyan sari. ... Some brides also opt for the traditional Western white wedding dress.

17. Filipino ÷

The Filipiniana is often a two-piece dress with enormous butterfly sleeves and made with fine quality fabrics, impeccable embroidery, and vibrant colours.

18. Uzbekistan ÷

In traditional Uzbek weddings (Nikokh-Tui), the bride wears a colourful outfit hand embroidered with intricate patterns. The wedding ceremony plays an essential role in Uzbek life.

19. Kenya ÷

Kikuyu people belong to an ethnic group in Kenya. For their weddings, the bride and groom wear brown tones that are highlighted by beads. More modern brides opt for a stylish and colourful Ankara print.

20. Thai ÷

The bridal outfit in Thai is a Royal Palace design in a0 2 piece style with a beaded Yokonnang (folded front) also beading on the bottom.
The Top is a one-piece wrap around and over the left shoulder with the end left long to trail”.

21. Sami ÷

Their traditional dresses explain a lot about the wearer. For example, single people wear belts with circular buttons, while square buttons mean a person is married.

22. Sweden ÷

The groom’s attire consisted of a black suit, white shirt, bow tie and possibly white gloves. Traditionally the bride would wear a garland of myrtle leaves on her head (a symbol of innocence) often accompanied with the traditional Swedish wedding folk costume.

23. France ÷

Traditionally, the bride will wear a white or off-white wedding dress, or la robe de mariĆ©e, with a train and veil. The groom will wear a black three-piece suit with a bow and waist belt.

24. Spain ÷

A traditional Spanish bridal dress includes a lace headdress called a mantallia, which the mother of the bride will have embroidered for her. In addition to the mantilla, the bridal dress would have typically included lace details, such as a lace collar, sleeves, or hem. In the gown’s lower part, near the hem, there are a number of frills that are similar to a Flamenco skirt. The groom wore a black coloured suit with hat and waist belt with a long coat.

25. Portugal ÷

Portuguese brides traditionally wear a black tunic adorned with filigree jewellery. Grooms normally wear a dark suit, white shirt, and hat.

26. Russia ÷

In Russia, the colour white represents joy, purity, and chastity. Perfect essences for a blushing bride! The majority of Russian brides opt for a simple, yet formal dress. In addition to the dress, a Russian bride must wear a veil. Russian grooms typically wear dark suits with white shirts and long ties.

27. Philippines ÷

Women and man wear wedding dresses with heavy but vibrant fabrics. Geometric shapes are weaved into dresses, bottoms and matching.

28. Fijian ÷

Traditional Fijian wedding outfit of both bride and groom is made up of traditional woven Fijian fabric with beautiful floral jewellery.

29. Pakistan ÷

The most traditional wedding dress of Pakistan is Lehenga with short Kurti blouse Its beautiful styles and alluring designs have always been famous in Pakistani bridal dresses. While the groom wears achkan and kameez with salwar.

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