kilt

kilt

/ˈkɪɫt/
noun
a knee-length woolen skirt in tartan pattern traditionally worn by Scottish men, and more recently women in the Highlands

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kimono

kimono

/kəˈmoʊnə/
noun
a long and loose robe with wide sleeves that is fastened with a sash, originally worn on formal occasions in Japan

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sari

sari

/ˈsɑɹi/
noun
a long piece of cotton or silk that is wrapped around the body in style, forming a dress, originally worn by women in the Indian subcontinent

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Tracht

Tracht

/trækt/
noun
***a traditional garment in German-speaking countries and regions

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plaid

plaid

/ˈpɫæd/
noun
***a long piece of tartan cloth worn over the shoulder as part of traditional Scottish dress

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kebaya

kebaya

/kəˈbɑːjə/
noun
***a light, loose tunic worn by women in Malaysia, Indonesia, and other SE Asian countries

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baro't saya

baro't saya

/ˌbɑːrɒt ˈsaɪə/
noun
***an outfit consisting of a blouse without a collar and a long skirt that is wrapped and tied, traditionally worn by Filipina women

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burka

burka

/bˈɜːkə/
noun
a loose garment that covers the body from head to toe, except the eyes, worn by some Muslim women

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jilbab

jilbab

/dʒˈɪlbæb/
noun
a long and loose piece of outer garment that covers the whole body, except for the hands, face and feet, worn by some Muslim women

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galabia

galabia

/ɡælæˈbejjæ/
noun
*** a loose-fitting, traditional Egyptian garment from the Nile Valley

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kaftan

kaftan

/kˈæftən/
noun
a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East

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kameez

kameez

/kˈæmiːz/
noun
a long tunic worn by many people from the Indian subcontinent (usually with a salwar or churidars)

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sherwani

sherwani

/ʃɜ˞ːˈwɑː.ni/
noun
***a coat that comes down to the knees and that has buttons up to the neck, worn especially by South Asian men

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gharara

gharara

/ɡəˈrɑːrə/
noun
***a pair of loose trousers with pleats below the knee, worn by women from South Asia, typically with a kameez

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churidars

churidars

/tʃjˈʊɹɪdɚz/
noun
tight trousers worn by people from the Indian subcontinent (typically with a kameez or kurta)

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achkan

achkan

/ˈætʃ.kən/
noun
***a long coat that reaches to the knees and has buttons down the front, worn by men from South Asia

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lehenga

lehenga

/lĕng′gə/
noun
***A long skirt worn by women in South Asia that is often elaborately embroidered with beads, shisha mirrors, or other ornaments

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kurta

kurta

/kˈɜːɾə/
noun
a loose collarless shirt worn by many people on the Indian subcontinent (usually with a salwar or churidars or pyjama)

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salwar

salwar

/sˈælwɔːɹ/
noun
a pair of light loose trousers with a tight fit around the ankles; worn by women from the Indian subcontinent (usually with a kameez)

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huipil

huipil

/wiˈpil/
noun
***a richly embroidered cotton blouse worn by women in Mexico and Central America, often very wide and low-cut

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agbada

agbada

/æɡˈbɑːdə/
noun
***a long robe (= long piece of clothing) worn by men in some parts of West Africa

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boubou

boubou

/ˈbu bu/
noun
***a long, colourful, loose-fitting garment worn by both sexes in parts of Africa

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pajamas

pajamas

/pəˈdʒæməz/, /pəˈdʒɑməz/
noun
a pair of loose trousers tied by a drawstring around the waist; worn by men and women in some Asian countries

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hijab

hijab

/hˈaɪdʒæb/
noun
a religious piece of clothing, worn by some Muslim women in public, covering the head and neck

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sarong

sarong

/sɝˈɔŋ/
noun
a long piece of fabric wrapped around the body and knotted around the waist or armpits, originally worn by men or women in Malaysia and Indonesia

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