The traditional dress in Slovakia 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, especially those found in the mountains. More common
today is modern western-styled clothing, which can vary just as it does throughout
Europe and the world.
As a visitor to Slovakia 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.