Traditional Russian Clothing

Traditional Russian clothing has its origin in the traditional folk dress and features motifs typical of the traditional Russian costume. Some of its elements are widely used today and inspire many international designers to create collections and add a modern feel to traditional Russian clothing.


The great variety of winter clothing traditionally worn in Russia strikes the imagination: fur coats, sheepskin coats, overcoats, fur-lined dresses—fashions and cuts have changed over the years, but warm winter attire has always been an important part of traditional Russian clothing.


What is traditional Russian clothing without Russian valenki? They were worn both by rural people and also the tsar’s family. The centuries-long tradition of producing these warm seamless felt boots by traditional technology has won them great acclaim, both in Russia and abroad. Rubber shoes, called galoshi, may accompany valenki to protect them from getting wet.