Irish traditional costumes make you think of Irish folk dancing. Female dancers wear along-sleeved dress, knee-high white socks and black shoes. The colorful patterns on the dresses aye based on Celtic designs.
Probably the best known traditional costume in theUKis the Scottish kilt with its distinctive tartan pattern. Kilts were pleated woollen skirts, worn only by men, and fastened in front with a special pin. A goatskin bag called a sporran was wore around the waist and a cloak was draped over one shoulder. Each clan or family had its own tartan design. The kilt is still worn on special occasions today.
What everyone recognises about the Welsh costume is its tall hack hat or 'beaver hat', worn over a lace cap. Women in the past wore it with a long full skirt and a white apron. A shawl, usually red, was worn around the shoulders. The outfit was complete with black shoes and stockings, and ladies carried a basket.
Morris dancing with its traditional costumes is a familiar sight inEngland. These dances are performed outdoors in country villages during the summer. The dancers wear white trousers, a loose white shirt and a pad of bells around the bottom half of the leg. Their hats are decorated with ribbons and flowers, and they wave handkerchiefs in the air as they dance.