Collection: Traditional Welsh Costumes

The traditional Welsh costume is a costume worn by rural women in Wales. 
It is likely that the Welsh costume began as a rural costume (with regional variations in Wales) and became recognized as a traditional costume by the wives and daughters of the better-off farmers who wore it for special occasions and when going to market to sell their produce.
From the 1880s, when the traditional costume had gone out of general use, selected elements of it became adopted as a National Costume. From then on it was worn by women at events such as Royal visits, by choirs, at church and chapel, for photographs and occasionally at eisteddfodau. It was first worn by girls as a celebration on Saint David's Day just before the First World War. The costume is now recognised as the national dress of Wales.
The costume worn by men and boys in Wales was rarely illustrated or described because it was very similar to that worn by men in England. It consisted of a waistcoat (often of bright colours); a jacket often of blue or grey wool; a neckerchief; a pair of breeches; woollen stockings and a black felt hat, either like a bowler or one with a low, drum-shaped crown with a broad floppy brim.
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  • Wales Welsh Flag Buttoned Shirt
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  • St David's Day Girls 3 Piece Welsh Lady Costume
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  • St David's Day Girls, Welsh Lady Dress - in Red
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  • St David's Day Women's 3 Piece Welsh Lady Costume
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  • Men's Welsh Flag Wales Kilt
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  • Welsh Daffodil Pin Badge
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  • Wales Welsh Flag Patriotic Waistcoat
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  • Boy's St David's Day Traditional 4 Piece Costume - in Red
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  • Women's Welsh Flag Beach Mini Skirt
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  • Welsh Leek Pin Badge
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