Turkish clothing is an important part of their rich culture. Like the Turkish culture which has become rich being influenced by several empires and their own set of practices, Turkish clothing has also a very rich and variegated tradition of its own. Apart from the natural difference between men and women clothing, there are several other differences in Turkish clothing which depends on several occasions.
Turkish clothing is also reflection of various socio-cultural aspects of Turkish life and history in general. In historical time the Turkish race made a very wide and vast kingdom that included several other regions with their varied culture and practices. Turkish clothing in a way reflects the various styles that were in vogue among several strata of society, economic trends and above all the stylistic aspects of Turkish clothing.
Turkish clothing includes several styles of dressing. Some were extremely popular and has been passed from generation till this modern time with a number of variations. 'Kaftan' is one such Turkish cloth that was extremely popular among the Turkish women. This is a kind of wrapping up dress that has two parts of cloth to wear under the Kaftan. The upper part of the dress is known by several names like, 'gomlek', 'entari' and the lower part of the dress is known as 'salvar', 'potur' etc. There are several other famous Turkish clothing like, zivga, cepken, Islik, Azeri and many more.
An important part of the Turkish clothing had been the belts and shoes also. They are also known by several names in Turkish tradition. Some of these are kusak that is a kind of belt, basmak foot wear and many more.