Venezuela: Dress                                             

  • Liqui liquis (photo on left) are worn by men on formal or special occasions. Liqui liquis can be made of cotton, linen, gabardine or wool. The outfit is an all-white suit with trousers and a jacket with a high Nehru collar (photo in the middle). The collar is closed with chain links (photo on right) and the jacket has front buttons and pockets. 
  • Women wear brightly colored or patterned skirts that are calf length or go all the way to the ankles and are cut on the bias. They wear cotton blouses with necklines that encircle the shoulders. The blouse has a lace band or cloth ruffle across the chest. The traditional female look includes a ponytail pulled to the side of the head and a hibiscus flower behind the ear (photo below).

  • Alpargatas (photo below) are the traditional Venezuelan footwear. They are flat rubber or leather soled sandals—sometimes with yarn pompoms on the top.
  • A llanero (or herder) hat (photo below) is a popular accessory for men.