The Latvia apparel sector has undergone significant changes over the past decades. Prior to the 20th century, a majority of Latvians wore folk costumes. Women wore long patterned skirts and covered their heads with scarfs.
Although they have preserved this mode of dressing as part of their culture, their dressing style has changed tremendously over the years. Today, Latvians wear a wide range of clothing including jeans, t-shirts, designer outfits, suits, shorts, and many other types of modern clothing.