Hollyebok and Hwarot – Korean Wedding Costume


Hollyebok (혼례복) is the hanbok (Korean clothing) for Korean wedding ceremony and it is very bright in color. Hwarot is the gown for Korean brides.

On wedding day the bride wears a green chima, a yellow jeogori (저고리; short jacket with long sleeves) with two long ribbons which are tied to form the otgoreum (옷고름), A chima (치마), a full-length, high-waisted, wrap-around skirt, a Boat-shaped shoes made of silk, a white sash with significant symbols or flowers, the norigae (노리개), the knot on the top is called the Maedeup (매듭) and a wonsam. Her hair is prepared using a jokduri (a special head ornament).

The bridegroom wears the baji, the jeogori, the joggi, the magoja, and the durumagi.

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