Hanbok and its root
Pictures courtesy of jø°'s photostream
Hanbok's modern style is so pretty and somewhat similar to Malaysian's Baju Kurung. The roots might come from different origins but the style is conservative and often used during ceremony or major formal occasion.
Hanbok (South Korea) or
Chosŏn-ot (North Korea) is the traditional Korean dress. It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Although the term literally means "Korean clothing", hanbok today often refers specifically to hanbok of Joseon Dynasty and is worn as semi-formal or formal wear during traditional festivals and celebrations. Modern hanbok does not exactly follow the actual style as worn in Joseon dynasty since it went through some major changes during the twentieth century for practical reasons.