Wob Dwiyet: Ladies Creole Wear in Dominica

May 24, 2013

Wob Dwiyet, Ladies Creole Wear, Dominica

“The African love for color has certainly influenced our national wear, which is called the dwiyet,” says Raymond Lawrence, Dominica’s chief cultural officer, and the chairman of its National Cultural Council and independence celebrations. “The jip, which is a skirt with a white blouse, is a more casual wear than the wob dwiyet, the long dress that the women wear, which is more formal. They also wear petticoats with the dwiyet and with the jip outfit as well.”