Traditional Thai clothing serves as both Thailand’s national costume and the dress of Royal endorsement. The outfits vary in design from region to region but typically they are made of vibrant Thai silk and are incredibly intricate. The consumes are worn in celebration of special occasions in Thailand such as Songkran day and Mother’s Day.
Like most girls, I am a big fan of playing dress up. So when I was asked to don the Thai national costume for a Thai special occasion, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse.
Ladies traditional Thai clothing is formal and elegant. Very often the dresses are floor length and off the shoulder. The men’s outfits are just as glitzy as the women’s outfits. In this case the guys donned dazzling pink pantaloons!
Heavy makeup is a fundamental component of the look. According to the makeup artist, the desired look is flawless pale skin, dark eyes and rosy red lips.
The outfits are finished with lots of adorned gold bling including necklace, armband, earrings, belt and usually a crown or headdress. All in all, getting ready in our traditional Thai getup took about two hours and required a small team of people.