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THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 12 – THE SANG GOONG WARDROBE

22) THE BLUE SANG GOONG GOWN When a gungnyeo (a court maid) had received the king’s favour (he slept with her) she was promoted to a high ranking court official known as the “favoured sang goong”. As such she was entitled to a residence and a sang goong (상궁, high rank of a court lady) of her own, however, this title didn’t make her a part of the […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 11

20) THE PINK DANGUI REUNION GOWN When JOJ secretly enters the palace to reunite with LS she has to hide her identity because the Queen Dowager and In Hyun’s father would have done anything in their power to prevent the lovers in meeting again. Therefore she dons a fetching violet jangot (an overcoat worn by women to cover their face in front […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 10

18) THE FIRST NIGHT GOWN KTH wore this stunning hanbok on the pre-premiere press conference albeit with different accessories. Little did we know, that when JOJ would put it on it will be for the first night she would share with LS! The hot pink jeogori (upper garment) is yet again embroidered with lotus flowers on the front and the right sleeve. A […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 8 – DAENGGI

7) DAENGGI Probably one of the most well-known hair ornaments worn in sageuk, daenggi (댕기) is a traditional ribbon made of fabric and used to tie and decorate braided hair. According to historical records, maiden bound their hair at the back into braids already in Baekje period. The main reason being that the beliefs of Confucianism didn’t allow them […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 9

16) THE FIELD RENDEZVOUS GOWN We got a little glimpse of the hanbok during CS’s flashback which included his meeting with JOJ that took place in the fields. Obviously he planned to propose only to lose his chance to be with her forever. Well, that’s the fate of the second lead. Altogether, the dress is yet again another splendid […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 7 – BAETSSI DAENGGI

6) BAETSSI DAENGGI Daenggi meori (댕기 머리) belongs among the most commonly used haistyle in korean sageuk as it could be worn only by unmarried women.  Notable thing is that in traditional Korea, unmarried man also wore daengggi meori, only with a different colored daenggi. This was because Confucianism requires that you cannot cut your hair, as it is a part […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 8

15) THE GUNGNYEO GOWN The moment JOJ officially enters the palace she dons the prescribed uniform of a sewing room gungnyeo (lady-in-waiting) which consists of a salmon jeogori adorned by a black otgoreum, git and kudongs (sleeves cuffs) and topped with a dongjeong. The upper garment complemets the turquoise chima which is ornated by a decorative embroidered daenggi. When put on the washing duty, JOJ wears a white overal apron over the dress […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 7

14) THE ROYAL AUDIENCE GOWN Considering the importance of the outcome JOJ carefully chooses her apparel for the audience with the Great Queen Dowager. Since she will be visiting an important member of the royal family she opts for a simple but elegant lavender dangui, a jacket worn over the jeogori which the people who didn’t belong to the royal family used during […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 6

12) THE RUNAWAY GOWN If you decide to runaway do it in style because it’d probably be a once-in-a-life-time experience – I guess that is what JOJ was thinking when she chose a pink jeogori with mangnolia embroidery for her fugitive venture. A matching otgoreum and stark dongjeong are neccesity with a black chima to complement the whole attire. […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 5

10) THE SUMURU GOWN JOJ wears this dress when she enters the palace as IK’s sumuru (handmaiden helping with the wardrobe during the crown princess selection). Her hair are again arranged into a  daenggi meori hairstyle which consists of a braid adorned by a red daenggi with a flower pattern (a ribbon) and a gorgeously designated jade dwikkoji (smaller hairpin) on one side of her head that links […]