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Traditional Argentina folk costumes

Gaucho from Argentina wearing the traditional chiripá.

Gaucho costume, Argentina. Traditional chiripá.

Traditional Gaucho costume, Argentina.

Traditional Gaucho costume, Argentina.

The traditional gaucho costume is characterized by the chiripá, a woven blanket or piece of cloth, which is held in place at the waist by a wide, silver ornamented belt. The chiripá hungs down like an apron over wide baggy trousers,

Illustration by Jo Bartas

Belle Epoque Fashion Buenes Aires in 1890

Pretty girl Buenes Aires, Communion costume. Costume Argentina. Art Nouveau  – Buenes Aires Belle Epoque Fashion

Buenes Aires, Argentina, Communion costume

Costume Argentina. Art Nouveau  – Buenes Aires Belle Epoque Fashion

Buenes Aires Belle Epoque Fashion

Costumes art nouveau period. Buenes Aires, Argentina in 1900

Picture above shows a young girl in communion costume. The illustration below shows a woman from the early 1900’s. Costume and hairstyle in accordance with the period style of the late 19th century. The dress is covered with a lace collar and billowing sleeves. The hair is pinned up, creating a vertically elongated is generated. The silhouette appears narrower in creating a visually even larger body.