Clothing!

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These are traditional dresses.


From the runway to traditional dances, Puerto Rico is one of the best places to see fashion.

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  • For everyday wear, Puerto Ricans normally stick to the Western styles similar to the clothes Americans wear.
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    This is a Guayabera shirt.

  • For traditional dances, traditional clothes are needed.

  • For example, for the Jibaro festival, women wear colorful skirts and men dress in all white and wear caps called Panama hats.

  • Not only was Puerto Rico's cuisine made up of many different styles from many different countries,

but its clothing was too.

  • For example, when the Spanish conquistadors came to Puerto Rico, they changed the style by introducing Christianity.