The traditional dress in Czech Republic is call kroj (kroje is
plural), which is rooted in historic Europe and has slight variations from region
to region. For the women, this dress consisted of white shirts, a usually sleeve-less
vest, a long skirt, an apron, perhaps a belt, and a cloth to cover the head. The
particular designs and styles from region to region varied, but white and black
seem to be found on all of them to some degree. For the men, white shirts, vests,
and pants were the norm.
Today this traditional clothing is uncommon, but can sometimes be found during special
events or in folk museums. More common today is modern western-styled clothing,
which can vary just as it does throughout Europe and the world.
As a visitor to Czech Republic there are few to no true dress restrictions. Just
dress for the occasion as business settings and churches require more formal and
conservative dress, while sightseeing or hiking in the mountains has few restrictions,
as shorts are commonly accepted, as are short-sleeved shirts. However, sunbathing
naked or women sunbathing topless is only permitted in certain places so always
be sure to know where this is allowed before doing so.