School uniforms from around the world: their style, their traditions

Do you know how schoolchildren dress in other countries?

How the current schoolchildren of the former huge country are dressed and what is the attitude to this school uniform now, we already know firsthand.

We all have different opinions, we all have different moods, and each remains with his. And yet, the time when the disciples of ancient Greece put chlamyd on top of the chitons, and in ancient India it was necessary to wear even in strong heat the dhoti leggings and kurtah shirt, not so far away. And the tradition of dressing in a special form of clothing, which distinguishes the non-learning children from the student, whatever one may say, remained. Although in the XIX century Russia was not considered shameful to walk in gymnasium form and after school, and even encouraged. But ... time is running out, years are passing, and now France, Germany and a good half of Europe have already canceled any form altogether, and motley kids are dragging multicolored satchels, blowing out chewing bubbles.

But still traditions remain and manners remain.Let's see how and what students wear in those countries in which the school uniform has not been canceled. We will see that unusual in such clothes, or we feel nostalgia. And we will see that you can even be proud of just “your” school and your school uniform.

In our opinion, it is altogether good to have your own style, your own emblem, your own distinction, and to be as disciplined as possible in everything.


In Japan, the school uniform appeared at the end of the XIX century. At present, school uniforms are in most private and public schools, but there is no uniform style and color.

Japanese schoolgirls, 1920, 1921

In the early 20s of the twentieth century, European-style sailors joined the women's school fashion. Fans of Oriental culture call them in the Japanese mannerseyfukuor sailor fuku (sailor suit). These dresses were ordered from a specific manufacturer only for students of a particular school. Sailors were and remain popular in many schools, but they all differ in details of cut and color.

Often on the Internet you can find images of high school girls in very short uniform skirts. Naturally the form is not sewn with such short skirts, schoolgirls shorten them themselves.Fashion for short school skirts appeared in the early 90's under the influence of popular Japanese pop singer Nami Amuro. Basically, tucking the top and pulling the belt, and on top of the gate and the belt is closed by a jacket, jacket or waistcoat. In this form, Japanese schoolgirls defile, as a rule, from home to school, and before entering an educational institution, the skirts descend to the prescribed length. While in the 70s-80s in the Soviet school, young fashionistas (and their mothers) were shortened forever, cutting off the “extra” length and hemming the hem.

 Sri Lanka

In all public and most private schools in Sri Lanka, students wear school uniforms.

The uniform for boys consists of a white shirt with short sleeves and blue shorts (up to grade 10, about 15 years). For solemn occasions, a white long-sleeved shirt and white shorts are worn. Boys older than 10 grade wear pants instead of shorts.

School uniform for girls differs from school to school, however, as a rule, it consists entirely of white matter. Possible differences: dress with short sleeves or without sleeves, with or without a collar. To a white dress is usually attached a tie.

Below is an example of the form in the Muslim School of Sri Lanka

Magical purple color, and the girls look happy


Bhutan’s school uniform is a variation of traditional national clothing called “gho” - for boys and “kira” - for girls. Each school has its own colors.


In Cuba, the form is required, and not only for schoolchildren, but also for students. By the color of the school uniform, you can determine which class the child is in.

There are three main types of forms.

Junior classes - maroon-white. Girls dress in burgundy sundresses and white blouses. Boys wear burgundy pants with white shirts. Both boys and girls wear kerchiefs in the style of those Soviet schoolchildren wore. True, in Cuba, ties are not only red, but blue.

The middle classes are white top and yellow bottom. For girls, these are yellow skirts, and for boys, pants. Girls also wear high white socks under their sunny skirts. This version of the form for older students.

The upper classes are shades of blue, to be more precise, a blue top and a dark blue bottom. Everything also for girls is a skirt with a blouse, for boys - a shirt with trousers

North Korea

Pupils in North Korea look like Soviet pioneers.The main integral accessory to the school uniform is a red tie, a symbol of the communist movement. There is no uniform standard of form.


The form in Vietnam can vary depending on the school or district where the school is located. But, as a rule, the most common form is a light top, a dark bottom and a red tie in the manner of a pioneer. This form is worn by junior and middle school students. High school students wear traditional Aozai national clothes (a long silk shirt, worn over trousers) in white. High school students prefer dark pants and white shirts, but without a tie. In remote villages, no school uniform is worn.

Girls dressed in Aozay look very elegant

Traditional clothing is not only beautiful, but also comfortable


In modern England, each school has its own form. It is widely used school symbols and a certain style, which distinguish students. Moreover, in the prestigious schools of England, uniforms are a matter of pride. Jackets, trousers, ties and even socks should in no case deviate from the given tradition. This is considered not just a violation, but also a lack of respect for a particular educational institution.

Below are the most interesting, in our opinion, schools in England.

The King’s School in Macclesfield

The Ryleys Preparatory School

 Cheadle hulme school

Eton College

Harrow school

Christs Hospital School

This traditional Tudor uniform, which the students of this institution have been wearing for the last 450 years, is perceived with a bang by modern children, who perceive such conservatism as the preservation of the age-old traditions of their school.

It turned out that there are a lot of incredible school uniforms in the world. But, unfortunately, for one post it will be too much. But you can not resist, not to show you some more bright options for school uniforms from different countries.

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