Traditional Russian Costumes
Russian traditional clothing has a long history. Traditional clothing varied depending on the specific region, gender and purpose. The traditional clothing complex had two main types - southern and northern. But on the territory of central Russia, people used something in between northern and southern clothing. One of the distinguishing features of Russian traditional clothing is the large number of outerwear. There were two types - cap and swing. If we talk about the clothes of the nobility, then it had some borrowings from Polish culture. Russian traditional clothes have not changed for many centuries, because there was no such thing as fashion, but after 1699, by the decree of Peter I, only peasants, monks and priests could wear traditional clothes, the rest of the people began to wear European-style clothes (French caftan, Hungarian dresses, German dresses).