Chima jeogori

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Chima jeogori
Korean name
Hangul 치마저고리
Revised Romanization Chima jeogori
McCune–Reischauer Ch'ima chŏgori

Chima jeogori is a Korean term for a women's outfit consisting of a chima skirt and jeogori top. Men wear baji jeogori: baji (baggy pants) and jeogori. It is not a national costume per se, but a form of hanbok, the traditional Korean form of dress.


At the end of the 19th century, the tongchima (통치마), seamless one-piece short skirt, came out for convenience. School girls used to wear a white jeogori and a black tongchima in modern educational institutions. This fashion gradually faded out in South Korea while revived and continues in North Korea.[1]

In Japan, some ethnic Korean minority schools use a girls' uniform that is based on tongchima. This form of chima jeogori is modified into white shirt and shorter ankle length black or blue dress.[citation needed] For the safety of the children, from April, 1999 most of these schools use the chima jeogori inside the school and allow students to wear another non-chima jeogori uniform (the second uniform 第2制服) to go to school and go home.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ An illustrated guide to Korean culture : 233 traditional key words.

Further reading[edit]

  • 韓東賢 チマ・チョゴリ制服の民族誌~その誕生と朝鮮学校の女性たち 双風舎 (in Japanese). June 2006. ISBN 4-902465-08-6.