Saturday, September 20, 2008

What Color to Wear in Thai Period Vogue.

Hello! This is my first article for this blog. I intend to have a blog which tells about fashion and express my passion in fashion based on Thai culture and my interest as well.

So! Today I would glad to have a nice bit of knowledge about what color to wear in Thai period vogue.

Back to the past around more than a hundred year ago, Thai women palace were dress up themselves with the wonderful contrast color. It was very popular within the palace but not so fixed outside of the palace. Anyway, It is interesting to know that what color of their cloths and what date that they concerned to wear.

The subject about Thai cloths from the Thailand Junior Encyclopedia Project said that in Ayutthaya period palace women were popular to wear the contrast color each day. They did not like to wear cloths with the same color both the top and the bottom. Besides it was very popular to wear the color follow and contrast the color of the day, like this for example:

Monday : Use soft yellow or lemon yellow for the bottom and light blue or royal purple for the top or use peacock blue for the bottom and chrome yellow for the top.

Tuesday : Use warm gray or lilac for the bottom and yellow green for the top or use yellow green for the bottom and lavender for the top.

Wednesday : Use silver or lead for the bottom and yellow for the top.

Thursday : Use leaf green for the bottom and carmine or magenta for the top or use orange for the bottom and yellow green or olive green for the top.

Friday : Use heavy blue for the bottom and yellow for the top.

Saturday : Use violet or purple for the bottom and emerald green for the top or lilac for the bottom and green for the top.

Sunday : See also Thursday or use blood red for the bottom and leaf green for the top.

The colors above were very popular using for the palace women cloths to wear each day in Ayutthaya period until the middle of Rattanakosin period. I think it is so interesting that people at that time had created to match the contrast colors but looked nice and cheerful! It was the use of contrast pair of colors which is interesting and fun to follow in again. Somehow for the next article I would show you about how to wear in Thai style. Don't miss ;) Please keep watching.

Until the next time.
Thank you for your interest.
For now I must say goodbye.