It’s the golden week of Chuseok in Korea and South Korea is taking some time away from work for family and friends. Chuseok is usually celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon. 2023’s Chuseok falls on a weekend, making for some extra time in lieu. While Koreans celebrate it with their family, us international fans can take a look at 10 of the most gorgeous hanbok designs worn by idols.
1. Hoshi (SEVENTEEN)
Hoshi wore this design to promote his solo, “Tiger.” The song’s concept brings out the beauty of the East, just like this pink and gold piece.
We give them props for combining the outer piece of the Hanbok with modern clothing. The uniquely long piece of clothing makes them look more mysterious.
This photo is from her early days of popularity with “Good Day.” The design is not one you will see commonly these days! Following the pastel style that was popular back in the day, IU looks like every bit “the nation’s little sister.”
4. Wonyoung (IVE)
Wonyoung looks like a modern princess in this sparkly piece. The pink underskirts with purple tulle suits her cool complexion.
BTS wore hanboks in various muted shades of pastel. Although the hanboks are simple and unadorned, their visuals carried the look!
6. Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)
She wore this dreamy piece on Amazing Saturday. It started the trend for more flashy designs featuring gradation skirts.
They showed off Korean culture by wearing modified hanbok pieces for their broadcasted performance at the GRAMMYs: Global Spin Live. We love how each member’s hanbok shows off their individual charms.
The one who started the trend of modified hanboks, BLACKPINK made waves when they featured short, modern designs in “How You Like That.”
Suzy stirred the hearts of many in an elegantly innocent white piece. The floral patterns on the sleeves and the pop of color with the red banding truly brought out her classic beauty.
We’ve saved the best for last. Sulli’s feature is the most iconic in the list, not just for her beauty. This particular spread pushed boundaries for women, and the bold choice to wear the hanbok without the jeoguri jacket caused much debate. The spread was just like Sulli herself — beautiful, fleeting, emotive, and captivating.