What Does Venezuelan Traditional Clothing Look Like?

In Venezuela, men don liquidiquis for formal or special occasions. Women typically wear full-length, vibrantly coloured skirts and blouses that are cut just below the shoulders and have a ruffle over the chest.

Men and women in Venezuela dress in Western-inspired attire on a daily basis. However, the males dress in a traditional garment known as the Liquiliqui for more formal occasions like weddings and festivals.

Cotton, linen, gabardine, or even wool can be used to make this. An all-white suit with high Nehru collared jacket and trousers makes up the ensemble. The jacket includes front buttons and pockets, and the collar is fastened with chain links.

The traditional footwear of Venezuela is called alpargatas. They are open-toed sandals with leather or rubber soles and tops made of black or brown yarn. A llanero hat is a common piece of clothing.

Women dress in calf-length or ankle-length skirts that are cut on the bias and have vibrant colours or patterns. They are worn with cotton blouses that have shoulder-hugging necklines. A lace band or fabric ruffle across the chest of the blouse. A hibiscus flower behind the ear and a ponytail pulled to the side of the head complete the typical female appearance.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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