Russian sundresses. Their history and types


2019-10-05 02:20:24




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 in Russian Costume sundress Russian sundresses has gained wide popularity in Russia in XVII-XVII centuries. Previously, they were also considered to be an integral part of the wardrobe even in men. It was not uncommon to meet a husband and wife dressed in sundresses. However, for a long time they belonged to the clothes of commoners, and only during the reign of Catherine II become a national garment for women of all classes. In this article we will tell you more about this type of the national costume.

What is Russian sewn sundresses?

For tailoring used several kinds of fabrics:

  • Moscow chintz;
  • Printed cotton blue-green color with elements of the pattern;
  • Silk;
  • Home canvas (often dyed blue);
  • Lobster.

The name of the material used and to determine the type of suit (for example,Russian sundress (photoMoskovets). Dress color depended on what kind of event it will be worn. If we were talking about everyday clothes, then used the blue color generated in the home. Material for everyday suits used the most simple: the home canvas, is considered the most expensive cloth damukana wool. Fasteners and buttons could be made of copper or tin. Festive Russian tunics were red and decorated with precious metals and jewels, ruffles of silk.


In addition to the separation on holidays and daily clothing, the national costume in Russia could also have the following types:

  • Sundresses-tunics (for sewing the front and back of used solid pieces of material);
  • Sundresses coalindia (rear part consists of a single piece of material, and while the front consisted of two);
  • Moscow skorts (for sewing this type used several solid parts of the fabric that the top was collected and formed folds and assemblies);
  • Russian tunics with bodice (chest stood a single piece of cloth);
  • Sundresses-dresses (their characteristic feature was the presence of the bodice to the yoke).

Contemporary costumes

With the departure of the Imperial power in 1917, the national costume, as such, is completely gone. About it had only heard and used it only a few ladies. To return to the Russian sarafan (the photos are in the article) in a new form was necessary in 1965, the world famous couturier Pierre Cardin. Of course, he • Russian tunics Had a lot of work, so a new model became popular. Still cropped sundress can be found in the cabinets of the current fashion. It can be used to adjust visually the shape and use it both alone and in combination with other things.

Interesting facts

  • “Fully dressed" is the translation of the word “sundress” Iranian dialect.
  • The people suit (Russian sarafan) passed down from generation to generation, if it is married or married.
  • Under the sundress was made to wear more and more skirts. They served as underwear and visually increase the amount of women and also allowed them to protect themselves from the cold in the cold seasons.
  • To maintain a clean sundress, women wore over his apron with ties on the back, covering the chest, stomach and hips.

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