What School Uniforms Look Like in 9 Countries


Traditions and habits change depending on the country and so does the education system .Every country has different styles of uniforms and most uniforms share common styles regardless of the country. And we believe different styles show the amazing diversity of cultures that exists on our planet.

9. Ukraine

According to Vogue Ukrainian uniforms are some of the most stylish school uniforms in the world. Thanks to the bows, white socks, jumpers and stylish blouses, Ukrainian girls can wear their uniforms proudly .The boys’ uniform is also pretty : formal trousers, a tie, a white shirt, and a jacket. Their back-to-school day is clearly not that bad since it looks more like a fashion show.

8.Indonesia

All students in Indonesia are forced to wear a uniform. Most of them are actually very traditional and conservative. If you walk along the streets of Jakarta and you see different types of uniforms, it’s because each grade has different color codes. So, for example, in elementary school students wear mostly red , whereas in the first years of middle school they wear mostly navy blue.

7.Nepal

In both private and public schools in Nepal, wearing uniforms is mandatory. The color of the uniform is decided by the school. Generally, boys and girls wear a shirt and both genders wear a small tie, a sweater or a jacket. For boys, the shirt can be a regular shirt and girls usually wear a skirt.

6.Malaysia

In elementary school, Malaysian girls have to choose between navy blue aprons and a white shirt or a white tunic over a skirt. Boys, on the othert hand, normally wear long pants, but they can also wear a shorter version of the pants during summer. In middle school, boys wear green pants and a tie, while girls can choose between wearing an apron, a skirt , or a tunic that covers their arms .

5.Bhutan

You may not believe, but the uniform of the students in Bhutan is the national costume ,which dates back to 17th century. For boys, it is called a gho, a tunic-like garment that is tied at the waist area and folded in such a way that you get a sort of pocket in the front. On the other hand ,girls wear a kira, which is made of a long piece of fabric that reaches the ankles. Girls normally wear a short silk jacket over the kira which is called a toego.

4.Turkey

Some schools in Turkey still require their students to wear uniforms, even though their use was abolished in 2012. Generally, in Turkey, the uniform of the boys is gray . Girls wear white shirts and skirts. In elementary school, they wear black or navy blue uniforms, but in fact , each school has its own uniform . As a result that there’s a great diversity of uniforms in the country and it depends on what region and school you go to.

3.Thailand

Wearing a uniform in the schools of Thailand is mandatory for everyone. Boys’ pants during elementary school can be khaki, black, or navy blue and have to be combined with short-sleeved shirts, ankle socks, and brown or black shoes. Girls in elementary school wear baggy shirts similar to that of the boys, but with a bow in front and a skirt that reaches their calves. Their names are embroidered on the front of the shirts .

2.Haiti

Haiti’s higher education system is public and it is based on the French system. However, most of the primary schools are private. Uniforms in Haiti are brightly colored, consisting of short-sleeved shirts for elementary school students. An elementary student wear a light blue checked top with pants or a skirt.

1.India

Uniforms are mandatory in India in all schools, private and public. Generally, boys wear a uniform that consists of a shirt that can be plaid or light colored paired with long pants that are usually white, blue, or black. On the other hand, the girls’ uniform consists of a shirt and a skirt. There are some schools that require their students to wear a tie or the same model of shoes for all students .