Among the creative aspects of the culture of the Serbian nation, traditional costumes occupy one of the most important places because of their role in everyday life, their significance for ethnic identity, and their artistic and aesthetic value. Serbian folk costumes, like any traditional dress of a nation or culture, has been lost and is either worn by the artists on the cultural festivals or by the folk performers on the celebrations of the national importance.
It is popular in the world for its tremendous decoration and unique embroidery. It is characterised by a great diversity in form and decoration. This variety and multitude of decorations is present in both men's and women's costumes.
Each region had its own special form of dress. According to the way a person was dressed, one could distinguish not only where they were from, but also of which nationality they were in multi-ethnic milieus.
These traditional dresses included long tunic shirts, trousers, skirts, sleeveless coats called jeleks, waist coats, jubun or zubun, socks and belts etc.