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Jamaican Style: Fashion with Flare

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Teachers’ fancy nails

In Jamaican society, looking good is highly valued. It is not unusual to see prom-style gowns at a grade school graduation. Acceptable attire in a Jamaican church is often more formal than you would find at some American weddings. And the weather has almost no effect on Jamaicans’ choice of clothing. You will see longsleeves, jackets, polyester pants, ski hats, etc. every single day of the year. Comfort is not part of the equation.

Work Attire
The rules for acceptable attire, especially in work and ceremonial situations, are often different than what we’re accustomed to- providing a Continue reading “Jamaican Style: Fashion with Flare”