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What Are Hanbok Belts?

Hanbok, the traditional pride of Korean culture, is a multi-layered dress. If you love to watch Korean dramas, you must have seen actors and actresses wear long dresses, depicting the historical periods. 

Those dresses are exactly what we call Hanbok. Each period in Korea and the rest of the world has seen different styles and patterns of these dresses. Multiple parts make it a single dress. 

One of the most significant parts is Hanbok belts. These belts added another shine to the Jeogori tunics and the Po or the petticoat. 

Benefits of these Hanbok Belts

Helped the bland attire to be stylish

Elderly women or widowers used to wear dull colors when it came to Hanbok. But they could win over hearts and make themselves feel better about their attire with a simple add-on of a DNA belt.

These belts came with different prints and styles. Thus, they could know that they still have not lost the color out of their life, even if their husbands passed away.

These belts brought the embroidery skill out of the house

Many craftsmen and women, back in history, and even today, hone in their stitching and embroidery skills. Each decade observes how a skilled designer marks his or her name in the Korean culture. These designers give new life to the belts that add value to a simple yet premium Hanbok dress.

Easily available at stores nowadays

If you are curious enough to know about it, check out the multiple designs at the most premium Korean Hanbok store online. Most of these stores will give you ample choices to know what type of Hanbok belts are sold online and which out of them are demanded most today.

Often, these Hanbok belts are available as an added accessory with the entire Hanbok dress or clothing you purchase from the stores. So, it’s an added advantage for those who want to cherish their love for Korean culture and tradition.

Different type of Hanbok Belts

Ribbon belts

These ribbon belts are worn and preferred by women. These belts are often attached to the tunic or the Jeogori top. These belts match either the tunic or have a contrasting color to beautify the entire appearance.

When you browse any Korean Hanbok store online, know more about these ribbon belts, completing a woman's modern look. It also depicts that she wants to express the Korean culture with full respect and ethics.

These belts are usually attached to the tunic at one side of the lapel. Otherwise, if designers wish, they can stitch a loop around the tunic’s lapel and then move the ribbon belt in and around to tie the perfect knot.

The benefit of such belts is that they are removable. Then the women with those tops can choose any ribbon belt they want—the entire look changes with the happy replacement of this accessory. 

Make your own belts

Once you know the importance of each Hanbok belt, you can stitch yourself too. For this, you need to have good stitching or designer skills at first. You must know your way around with pins, needles, and the clothes.

Popularly, these belts are made up of cotton, jute, and other fabrics. It’s your choice to stitch your own belt as per your wish if you really want to invest time, money, and hours of research into it.

Otherwise, visit the Korean Hanbok store, check out the latest collection of Hanbok. Then choose your favorite attires, buy them, and get the most famous Hanbok belt we are talking about. 

Flowery waist belts

Most of these belts are multi-colored with straps or thin bands sticking to it from different sides. These bands help to tie the entire waist belt over the Jeogori worn by men, mostly. These belts are often seen in Korean movies, shows, dramas, and the King and royal palace people wearing them. 

It’s observed that such belts depict the high financial status of the person wearing them. Thus, be careful to get them fully customized at your favorite Korean Hanbok store. 


These waistbands are quite broad and have simple floral embroidery. Commonly, they have a single color, and the borders of these waistbands can be different. In Korea and around, most young men or boys wear these belts.

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