Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How To Wear Hanbok 한복

Stupid pose with a hanbok~^^
Hi lovelies, Sorry that it took a while (≧▽≦)ゞ
I've promised you to post on tutorial how to put on a hanbok, and so, I decided to make a video since there's not much explanation about how to put on hanbok properly in a video format (even on youtube!)

This is my first ever experience to make on video tutorial, I'm really sorry that it's not a good vid (I knew it >.<) but I'm glad that I've done my best (*°∀°)=3 I was getting so confused with movie maker at first. Here you can watch it if you want =D

I tried to put on the hanbok as fast as I can, lol. Slipped the chima really fast so when I'm swinging around the back side of chima was opened up and the underskirt was shown off >.< (please ignore it)
The first step is to put on sokbakji and sokchima, or a moojigi (underskirt) it's usually white in color.

 ♪ Put on chima (outer skirt)
My chima type is called pull-chima, or back opened chima. Wear it with its both ends overlapping at the center of the back, and tie the strap at the front. You can attach norigae (accessories like hanged brooch) on the chima's straps.

 ♪ Put on jeogori (top)
After put on jeogori, fasten the inner button first. Then adjust the sleeves lines to remove wrinkle. Be sure the colar line and the seam line is not appearing at the backside. The sokjeoksam and the waistband of chima should not be visible under the hemline of jeogori.

 ♪Tie the Otgoreum (one loop ribbon)
The tricky part is to tie on otgoreum, one loop ribbon at the front. But once you done it, then all dressed up^^
Actually, I've made a tutorial vid how to tie an otgoreum. But I'm not sure...should I post it to blog?

 ♪ Tips for wearing Hanbok:
1. Modifications should be made considering basic structure and colors.
2. The chest should not be emphasized.
3. Underwear, including gojaengyi, sokchima and sokjeoksam, should be worn.
4. Jeogori should be stretched down a bit longer, and the outside collars and inner collars should be adjusted.
5. Choose appropriate accessories.
6. Wear beoseon and low-heeled shoes.
7. Be careful not to step on the clothes while going up or down stairs.
(tips credits

 Here's the full body pic of me wearing the hanbok (*^▽^*), and oh~ sorry that the pic is a bit blurred >.<

Well, that's all for hanbok things! next, should I posted some spam about Kimono? I got a beautiful red furisode and komon kimono from my auntie, and plus... she gave me a pair of cute simple yukata for summer. She's settled in Kyoto, Japan. And when she came here, I learnt a lot of japanese stuff and culture from her. If you want me to blogged about the furisode and how to wear the obi ( there's a lot of beautiful way to create a cute tied obi) Obi = wide belt.

Well. Thanks for watching and reading (*^^)^*) ☆Chu!


  1. Oh wow u look totally adorable!!! It has been one of my goals to wear one of these ! :D

  2. Post mooore pictures! It looks great :o!

  3. This is adorable! Is this your national dress?

  4. :DDDD you're so cute :) like a little doll ^_^ I love the flower design on your chima~! Where did you get it made?

    Thanks the bow-tying pics...I swear I do it that way but it never STAYS. ahaah

  5. @All: Thanks for your nice comments~
    @InsideOut Elle: I've made a tutorial video to tie an otgoreum already, should I post it? but yes, it's a bit hard to tie on otgoreum with polyester fabric >.<

  6. cuute post!!

    now i want a hanbok
    and im not even asian lol

  7. you are so cute!!!!! love the hanbok :)

  8. super cute! I always wanted to try one! >w<

  9. Aww..I really want to wear hanbok someday! :) Cute!

  10. Wow! Sooo Cute~! You Really Own It~! \(^o^)/

  11. goossshhhh so cute!!!! :) maybe i should get one too ;) I only got yukata and Jinbei though...

  12. Omg you are simply beautiful! :D Thank you for the photos and tutorials!

  13. You look GORGEOUSSSS!
    I think you should also post a tutorial on a kimono <3 !

  14. oh!! you look super duper cute wearing it seriously!!! and kinda tricky whast to do with the bow o.o

  15. So cute!!...ah I wish to own a hanbok...but where would I wear it?! haha

  16. Wow! You are so cute! I wish i could wear a Hanbok too like i was able to wear a Yukata when i was in Japan.

  17. rin, I love your hanbok... supercuteee... you are so adorable wearing it!!!

  18. A beautiful hanbok!^^ thanks for otgoreum tutorial :)..

  19. @All: thanks for all your nice comments~ I appreciate it a lot xD~

  20. super cute and lovely~~
    you made it yourself? the hanbok I mean, or bought it?

  21. Sorry for the long respond! I got busy lately (;A;)

    Ah~~~♥ Hanbook is a very nice costume and it looks even better when somebody who is pretty like you wearing on it! (^o^) I love your face, really!!!!!! It's so koreanish~~~ (> <;; )

    Yesterday I met with some Korean visitors and they said "konnichiwa moshi moshi" to me!! XDXD I was like "kamsahamnida chingu" lol XDXD

  22. wow i never knew anything about this hanbok until now. you look so pretty there!

    i heard you need to at least 2 ppl to out on a kimono. my mother in law and grand mother in law apparently have a lot of kimonos kept in large wooden boxes.

    ive only worn a japanese [wedding] kimono once for a wedding shoot, i even had a katsura on LOL!

  23. Hye Rin, you look great in a hanbok!!!

    I've seen Taiwanese girls doubling lash glues as an eyelid glue, so I guess the DUP glue can also be used as an eyelid glue?

  24. you look absolutely stunning. What an utterly fab colour. ANd I love all the info - really interesting ! thank you

  25. Ohh my so cuuute!! :'D Seriously.. you are SO pretty! Your skin looks freaking amazing! -__-" Damn you Asians and your perfect skin! *curses* But really.. I love your posts! They're always so informative and cute <3

    Much love

  26. Wow this looks so beautiful! Really cute! Thx for your comment at my blog! xoxo Momo ♥

  27. it's so awesome.seriously..I wanna be a korean. lol. You're so lucky cos you are korean :D

  28. You're beautiful ^^ I have a little character from a story I'm doing who is Korean, and this was just what I needed, to understand Hanbok better. I always wondered how they were worn. Thank you so much! I love the song in the movie, too. You remind me of my awesome friend Angie, who is half Vietnamese and half Korean :)

  29. Cute! I love your 한복! I have a quick question.. I am wearing 한복 for a festival in a few weeks, and I am not sure how to do my hair or how to put 노리개 on the 치마. Can you upload a video or message me with ideas? Thanks! ^^

  30. your hanbok is cute.
    what is the pattern?

  31. actually, m trying to find 1 for me
    but can't find any that fits in my budget *_*
    GOD, it's soooo expensive
    anyway, regards from indonesia

  32. Beautiful!..... Ulzzang, Momzzang, Mamzzang.... >v<

    However.... I can't find an moojigi T_T

  33. Hi! You're cute girl. I love to see u in hanbok, u look very sweet, lovely & polite. Thanx for the tutorial. I hope to make 1 for my daughter soon. :-)