The áo dài (English pronunciation: /ˈaʊˈdaɪ, ˈɔːˈdaɪ, ˈaʊˈzaɪ/; Vietnamese: [ʔaːw˧˦ zaːj˨˩] (North), [ʔaːw˦˥ jaːj˨˩] (South)) is a Vietnamese national garment worn by both sexes but most commonly by women.
Why do Vietnamese wear ao dai?
The Vietnamese “Ao Dai”, the long gown worn with trousers by Vietnamese women, has become the symbol of the Vietnamese feminine beauty, and the pride of the Vietnamese people. … The Ao Dai was Lord Nguyen’s way to show his respect of the culture of the Cham and to win over their support.
What does ao dai look like?
It is the national costume of Vietnam, symbolizing beauty and elegance. Though the modern ao dai has many versions, such as those with shorter panels and different collar shapes (round, V or open), the typical female ao dai is a tight-fitting long silk dress with long sleeves that is worn over long pants.
What are Vietnamese hats called?
The nón lá (leaf hat) of the Vietnamese people forms a perfect circular cone which tapers smoothly from the base to the apex. Colourful decorations are often found inside the hats as a way of personalisation, identifying one’s hat.
Can I wear shorts in Vietnam?
Vietnamese people generally dress quite conservatively.
Both men and women wear full-length pants, and avoid shorts due to their modest culture, even in the heat. Tourists however, sometimes wear shorts, although they are advised to bear in mind that this is considered inappropriate in Vietnamese temples.
How much does an ao dai cost in Vietnam?
Usually renting an ao dai will cost you from VND$150,000 (USD$7.00) – VND$500,000 (USD$22.00).
What is ao dai in English?
: the traditional dress of Vietnamese women that consists of a long tunic with slits on either side and wide trousers.
Do Chinese people wear ao dai?
The dress was extremely popular in South Vietnam in the 1960s and early 1970s. On Tết and other occasions, Vietnamese men may wear an áo gấm (brocade robe), a version of the ao dai made of thicker fabric.
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