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Ao Dai

Translated in Vietnamese as “long dress”, the formfitting, flowing Ao Dai is a long tunic worn over silk trousers. As the Vietnamese say, “the Ao Dai flatters the Vietnamese women’s beauty.” It is the national dress for women and is used widely in daily life, especially in traditional ceremonies. It is actively promoted by the national government. The dress is often called “Ao Dai Vietnam” in government events and publications.
 Local insight: Body sizes vary, but it usually takes about four metres of fabric to make an Ao Dai.

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