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Traditional Hawaiian Clothing in Contemporary Fashion August 25, 2016

Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus, Honolulu
Traditional Hawaiian Clothing in Contemporary Fashion, Honolulu, Hawaii

Traditional Hawaiian clothing usually brings to mind flowing, elegant garments in an array of colors. But did you know it has also had an impact in today’s fashion? Bete Inc—a provider of quality Hawaiian wear including mu’umu’us and aloha shirts—has served the Honolulu, HI, community since 1959. Today, their traditional Hawaiian clothing is worn for Hawaiian ceremonies and formal events as well as for casual wear.

How has traditional Hawaiian clothing affected contemporary fashion?

  • Hawaiian clothingTraditional Ceremonial Clothing: In the past, aloha shirts and mu’umu’us have often been worn for traditional Hawaiian ceremonies. Today, it is acceptable to wear these items outside of ceremonies and formal occasions—they have been adopted as a classic part of Hawaiian clothing. Quality aloha shirts and mu’umu’us are made from cotton, silk, or other natural fabrics and have traditional patterns that are native to Hawaii.
  • Patterns In Modern Design: Traditional Hawaiian clothing come in long, flowing patterns that drape the body. This style can be seen in formal and casual dresses that provide elegance as well as comfort. Hawaiian wear also consists of bright, attractive floral prints—these designs have been seen on designer labels and in retail stores.
  • Hawaiian wearVintage Beauty: The flared fullness of pa’u skirts, plaid designs on palaka shirts, and modest sleeves found on mu’umu’us are also popular trends seen in vintage-style clothing. These clothing characteristics give traditional Hawaiian wear an air of timelessness while the modern patterns and colors given them a contemporary appearance.

Whether you want an outfit with gorgeous Hawaiian prints for an evening gala or a comfortable mu’umu’u to wear for a relaxing day at home, Bete Inc has the Hawaiian wear you’re looking for. Call them at (808) 591-9449 to ask about their traditional Hawaiian clothing, or visit them online to learn more about their top-selling styles.

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