Women in traditional Spakenburg wear at the IJsselmeer (the Netherlands).
Picture taken by Dutch photographer Kees Scherer.
Source picture: [x] (Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsarchief, de Beeldbank)
There are some other pictures by the same photographer of women in the traditional wear of Goes (Zeeland, the Netherlands) [x], [x].
A lot of his pictures are undated, but I think they are taken somewhere in the 50’s or 60’s of the 20th century.
I’m not sure if you know any Dutch, but if you search on this website with the keyword “klederdracht” (type “klederdracht” where the word ‘zoekterm’ is, then press ‘zoek’ in the top right of the screen) you will find lots of pictures of all sorts of traditional Dutch wear. :-)
Thought this might interest you…a postcard my Amish penpal sent me. On the back she explains what Amish children usually wear:
“This is a picture of some Amish children. We usually wear a cover when we are 13. Like that biggest girl. […] When we are 8 we usually wear a belt apron like the black thing the girls have on and another kind when we are younger than that.”
Hi! I saw your post regarding the Norwegian bunads. I would say there is a certain pressure (for women at least) to own a bunad. It is custom to get an adult bunad when you have your confirmation, approximately at age 14. It’s also tradition for an older family member to make, or hand down the bunads. Including all the silver to go with it you’re right - they are incredibly expensive. You would typically get the “essentials” when you get the bunad, and then spend years collecting all the pieces to go with your kind. This is a picture of me from my nursing school graduation lunch. I did the embroideries myself, and my grandmother did the sewing. I don’t feel silly sporting the bonnet - I didn’t spent hours making it not to wear it. I have the capital of Norway, Oslo, kind of bunad. - Johanne
I love the idea of creating a garment with your family, or one that has been passed down by the women in the family. It’s so personal. Thank you so much for submitting this! It’s exactly what I wanted to know! Your bunad is so pretty, especially the embroidered flowers. The embroidery goes all the way around the bottom of your skirt right? Beautiful
Love it! I like First Communion pictures so much I am like thisclose to starting a tumblr dedicated entirely to them. I try to mix up posts so it won’t get repetitive but when I started posting First Communion pics it was hard to not post 30 of them in a row