Primarily worn by women this national dress today consists of tight fitting silk tunic top worn over pants.
Worn for many special occasions especially at Tet activities (Lunar New Year), formal events and purposes including formal wear, school and business uniforms and subject of many artists who transform the beauty in front of their eyes to the canvas.
Ao Dai are usually made from natural products such as cotton, silk, and hemp. Because of the diverse tropical client in Vietnam, these help the wearer cope with heat and humidity.
Formal color matching for the wearer signifies their status, and is still a common practice in large cities.
Young girls and school girls – white
Young unmarried women – pastel colors
Married women – brightly colored tunic over either black or white trousers.