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Styles in Poland: What do people wear?


ExchangeMe 1 | 5  
7 Feb 2008 /  #1
Hey, I'm from the U.S. and I have absolutly no idea what to expect in the way of clothing. I need to know whether or not what people wear in Poland differs much from what people wear in America! PLEASE HELP! I'M DESPERATE!
krysia 23 | 3,057  
7 Feb 2008 /  #2
They wear the same stuff



cyg 5 | 119  
8 Feb 2008 /  #3
You forgot the obligatory pointy hats. But don't worry, they issue them to everyone at the border.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
8 Feb 2008 /  #4
id get some skinny jeans and boots/stilletos, thats very in right now all girls wear them. just make sure you look good at all times, no creased old t-shirts or wellies, Polish women like to take care of themselves and they always look gawjuss lol. make-up and nice hair will be pretty much required, even if its just a trip down the shop. so strut your stuff!
Wroclaw Boy  
8 Feb 2008 /  #5
what people wear in Poland differs much from what people wear in America!

Oh Common what do you think they wear? straw hats with clown costumes? What do Americans wear? I think its a very broad spectrum from New York to LA.

Dress comfortable and sensible, the basic rule being no Nazi or Ruski out fits and youll be just fine.
Kilkline 1 | 689  
8 Feb 2008 /  #7
Blue overalls for the men. For the ladies, headscarves are obligtory to protect them from the long winters which last an average of 340 days a year.

As an American please dont wear a trenchcoat with a baseball cap. Its generally considered offensive throughout the rest of the world.
Wroclaw Boy  
8 Feb 2008 /  #8
Polish women like to take care of themselves

Yes that is true. Even for the most miniscule task such as popping down the local shop, Poles look dapper. I met a UK client yesterday and he looked like shite, scruffy worn out jeans, not the meant to look worn out though..... he had seriously worn out JEANS. And a dirty "looked like it couldn't handle another wash" crappy fishermans coat to boot. You would never guess this guy is probably a paper millionaire.

Im thinking come on man be an ambassidor for the UK at least.
southern 75 | 7,096  
8 Feb 2008 /  #9
Ladies wear Coco Chanel.
davidpeake 14 | 451  
8 Feb 2008 /  #10
have to agree nothing better than a lady all dressed up strutting her stuff
Wroclaw Boy  
8 Feb 2008 /  #11
Ladies wear Cocco Chanell.

Coco (madamoiselle) Chanelle actually just bought some for the wife and it costs.

You can allways don a dirty set of clothes with a rat under your nose and youll not be out of place though.
davidpeake 14 | 451  
8 Feb 2008 /  #12
we just stocked up on our wayback from holidays
noimmigration  
8 Feb 2008 /  #13
tastless camelflouge trousers and bomber jackets
Kilkline 1 | 689  
8 Feb 2008 /  #14
Yes that is true. Even for the most miniscule task such as popping down the local shop, Poles look dapper.

Maybe in the metropolitan areas they do. Anywhere else and the favourite attire of the Polish man about town is 10 year old knitted sweater with tracksuit bottoms and a pair of battered shoes. Most of them look like they've covered their body in glue and jumped through a wardrobe.
hu_man 6 | 131  
8 Feb 2008 /  #15
Its funny it seems only the woman care about what they wear or have a sense of fashion... most of them look hot...And it looks like the guys just grabbed what ever the f*ck they could find and shoved it on.... this is just from my perspective ..
davidpeake 14 | 451  
8 Feb 2008 /  #16
lol. my wife cares about what i wear as she tells me if i look bad, some might think bad about her..
Wroclaw Boy  
8 Feb 2008 /  #17
And it looks like the guys just grabbed what ever the f*ck they could find and shoved it on

He means FCUK of course
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
8 Feb 2008 /  #19
Oh Common what do you think they wear? straw hats with clown costumes?

Thart made me laugh so hard that I snorted tea down my nose :D
summer 3 | 32  
8 Feb 2008 /  #20
I've just came back from Poland and found most of the fashions very similar to the USA/UK highstreet fashion atm. I was also concerned what I was going to wear but I fitted in fine with what i wear here in the UK.

There was the odd extreme fashion that i perceived as different but on the whole i noticed boots with skirts/skinny jeans very popular, black was also a popular colour to wear, especially out of a night, the girls also liked showing off their nicely toned stomachs too hehe

As for alsways looking prestine, yes the women appeared to take care of themselves but i wouldn't worry too much about going all out spending lots of money on professional hair, tan, nails etc so long as you make a reasonable home-made effort you will be fine!

Hope that helps! :)
Frank 23 | 1,183  
8 Feb 2008 /  #21
professional hair, tan, nails etc so long as you make a reasonable home-made effort you will be fine!

Wow..what a slap down to all those elegant, properly sized, slim Polish girls..................!!

No 1 Polish girls do go to hair dressers....

No 2 They dont need a tan applied aka...spray on agent orange look-alike...majority have a natural sallow complexion, tan very easily and naturally.

No 3 They seem far less artificial than most UK girls...................at least in the nails department...:)
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
8 Feb 2008 /  #22
No 1 Polish girls do go to hair dressers....

So do Brit, Swede, German, Irish girls.... your point is?

No 2 They dont need a tan applied aka...spray on agent orange look-alike...majority have a natural sallow complexion, tan very easily and naturally.

Rubbish. Some do. Some don't.

And a tan isn't the be all and end all.... I have similar colouring to Julianne Moore and I get hit upon all the time ;)

No 3 They seem far less artificial than most UK girls...................at least in the nails department...:)

Again... what a croc. Some do and some don't. There are babes and mingers in Poland just like there are in England.

Are you bitter about UK girls? LOL
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
8 Feb 2008 /  #23
majority have a natural sallow complexion, tan very easily and naturally.

not true, you get that if youre lucky. my younger sisters do, but i dont. yet still they go for sunbeds all the time. im pale and ineteresting lol, unless i get some fake tan involved. and i dont like having fake nails, they annoy me. i do have my hair done on a regular basis though :).

There are babes and mingers in Poland just like there are in England.

and some of them DO overdo their makeup and bleach their hair too much, not mentioning the tango shade skin madness.
Wroclaw Boy  
8 Feb 2008 /  #24
Polish women have flat bums, the titski department is usaully more than appropriate but flat bums im afraid.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
8 Feb 2008 /  #25
not true, mine is nice and perky lol
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
8 Feb 2008 /  #26
Polish women have flat bums

Yeah...I don't think this is entirely true...are you comparing to black/Latino women?
Wroclaw Boy  
8 Feb 2008 /  #27
Oih dude, dont go banning me again but facts are facts. The majority of Polish women have flat bums they also walk different, really.
Harry  
8 Feb 2008 /  #28
have to agree nothing better than a lady all dressed up strutting her stuff

Not quite true. A lady all undressed strutting her stuff is far nicer (unless she's doing so for money).
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
8 Feb 2008 /  #29
they also walk different, really.

whaaat? care to elaborate?
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
8 Feb 2008 /  #30
they also walk different

probably cos of the flat bums (?!), that must be affecting it

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