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THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 14

26) THE LILAC DREAM GOWN “I attempt to make clothes that men would fall in love with.” I love this get-up so much that I created an extra post for this little gem alone which it so richly deserves in my opinion. I think that the Lilac Dream Gown  is an appropriate name for this sublime dress […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – LEE SOON EDITION PART 8

11) THE FIREFLY HANBOK The Firefly Hanbok belongs to my favourite attires worn by Yoo Ah In in the entire drama and it isn’t only because of all the amazing OTP moments. When his mother decides to marry him off she comes up with the idea of a fated meeting and when the first opportunity fails there is always […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 13 – THE SUKWON WARDROBE

24)THE BUTTERFLY DANGUI GOWN JOJ has the love and grace of the king Sukjong therefore her status is elevated again short after her promotion to a high ranked court lady and she becomes a concubine with the title Jang Sukwon. Sukwon (숙원, 淑媛) known as the Royal Noble Consort rank 4 was the lowest level among the concubine ranks, however, they enjoyed […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 10 – JANGDO

9) JANGDO A jangdo (an encased ornamental knife) is a short knife to carry easily, and was used as a weapon for protection or a dressing accessory or a daily necessity. The craftsman who has the skill to make it is called a jangdojang. The present term jangdo seems to have come into use in the Goryeo period and it’s assumed that the wearing of […]

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 – 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 – THE JOSEON LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR SPECIAL EDITION PART 1

 Every aspect of the life in Joseon used to be governed by the ideals of the Confucianism and that applied also to the designs of underclothes. The undergarments worn during that time and today with hanbok belong therefore without a doubt among the most sophisticated underwear in the world. The general term used for undergarments regardless […]