Icelandic National Costumes
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The upphlutur or bodice costume comprises a long black skirt, and a sleeveless bodice ornamented with silver filigree and laced together with a silver chain. This is worn over a blouse (usually white, sometimes coloured), and an apron of Icelandic wool, generally striped or chequered. A belt completes the costume; either black with silver ornaments, or a belt of silver links.
The peysuföt or jacket costume comprises a long black skirt worn with a long-sleeved black jacket, which is clasped together at the front over a white stomacher (embroidered cloth). A silk scarf is tied in a bow around the neck and pinned with a silver brooch. A belt is sometimes worn with the costume.
Both upphlutur and peysuföt costumes are worn with a tasselled cap, which may be made of velvet, or a knitted woollen cap. On the tassel is a tubular silver ornament.
Costume ornament may be gold instead of silver.
The skautbúningur is a richly-embroidered costume worn for special occasions, even as a wedding dress. It comprises a fitted long-sleeved black jacket and long skirt, with embroidery on the breast, cuffs and around the hem of the skirt. The costume is worn with a silver or gold belt, and a tall headdress (faldur) with veil.
A simpler version of this costume is the kyrtill (kyrtle), usually white or blue. It is worn with the tall headdress.