عنوان مقاله [English]
This paper studies traditional clothes of women from a sociological viewpoint regardless of a historical viewpoint. The paper focuses on the functions of traditional clothes of women in the southern seashore of Iran. It is theoretically based on the functionalism and sociology of dress theories. The research method in terms of approach is qualitative, and the research data have been gathered through documentation and observation of different traditional clothes of women in the areas of “Boushehr”, “Hormozgan” and “Khouzestan” provinces. Based on these data, the effects of four basic factors (natural geography, cultural geography, religion and job) on the formation of different traditional clothes of women in aforementioned provinces of Iran have been described and the impact of these factors on the structural patterns and visual decorations of these clothes has been analyzed. The paper assumes that the above mentioned factors affect the design and decoration of traditional clothes of women in the southern seashore of Iran. The results show that the most important factor affecting the form, design and texture of traditional clothes of women in the southern seashore of Iran is natural geography, then religion. The effects of cultural geography and job are ranked third and fourth, respectively.