Typical Clothing of Puerto Rico

GuayaberasThe guayabera is the most distinctive and well known garment from Puerto Rico. A kind of tailored shirt for men, it has patch pockets on the Pandora Armband front and is usually worn over an undershirt. The fit is tailored but loose, Pandora Nederland to be worn over trousers. Often, the shirt has short slits on the side and is worn with a few buttons open, so the undershirt shows underneath. Traditional materials include cotton and linen, though polyester is also used for modern guayaberas. A traditional version of the guayabera, primarily used as formal wear, is made with fibers from the pineapple plant.

Historical DressHistorically, Puerto Rican dress has changed Pandora Earring with each wave of new inhabitants. The indigenous Taino people had very little clothing, with the men, children and teens wearing nothing at all. Only married women wore garments, simple cotton skirts called naguas. The length of the nagua indicated the woman's status in society, with higher ranking individuals wearing longer garments. Men and women used paints to decorate their bodies and wore jewelry made from bones, rocks, feathers and coral. By contrast, the Spaniards who first arrived in Puerto Rico wore full uniforms despite the island's extreme heat and humidity.

Contemporary DressIn modern times, Puerto Ricans dress similarly to individuals in any Western country. Guayabera shirts remain popular, as well as a full range of other garments well suited to Pandora Armband the hot climate. In San Juan, many restaurants forbid you from wearing shorts, jeans, T shirts or other casual attire. Tourists visiting religious places are also advised to abstain from wearing sleeveless shirts or short skirts, dresses or shorts.


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