Fashion Faceoff: Bae Suzy and IU radiate elegance in traditional Korean Hanboks; Who wore it better?

Bae Suzy and IU are known to be beauties in their own right but they look absolutely gorgeous in their traditional wear AKA Hanboks! Scroll ahead to know more.

Anoushka Mathew
Written by Anoushka Mathew , Writer (K-pop, K-drama)
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 | 07:52 PM IST | 639K
Bae Suzy; IU; Picture Courtesy: Bae Suzy, IU’s IG
Bae Suzy; IU; Picture Courtesy: Bae Suzy, IU’s IG
Key Highlight
  • Bae Suzy and IU wore hanboks, looking absolutely stunning!
  • Choose which one looked better in the beautiful dress

Under JYP Entertainment, Bae Suzy was a member of the girl group Miss A. She made her acting debut on the show Dream High and has since appeared in shows like Vagabond, Start-Up, Gu Family Book, Uncontrollably Fond, While You Were Sleeping, and Anna. In 2007, when she was fifteen, IU made her singing debut. She became a household name only after her 2010 album Real's lead single, Good Day, was released. 


IU has ventured into acting and hosted radio and television shows in addition to her music career. She was cast in leading roles in the television drama series You Are the Best! following her minor roles in several television series and a supporting role in the teen drama Dream High, Moon Lovers: Ryeo's Scarlet Heart, Pretty Man, and The Producers. In the 2016 historical drama, IU received a lot of love for her character as well as her fashion. The elegant hanboks suited her well. This particular hanbok made her look like an angel. Paired with the pretty hairstyle, her fans fell in love. 

Moon Lovers: Ryeo's Scarlet Heart Stills; Picture Courtesy: SBS


Bae Suzy: 

This particular hanbok look is from Gu Family Book, where she acted with Lee Seung Gi for the first time. In the drama, she wore a lot of male versions of hanbok, as it was needed for the role. But in the later episodes, she began wearing hanboks that suited her look even more. She was a lot younger in the drama but she looked elegant nonetheless. 


Gu Family Book Stills; Picture Courtesy: MBC

What are Hanboks? 

Traditional Korean clothing is called a hanbok. Hanbok literally translates to Korean clothing. The jeogori (top) and the chima (skirt) are traditionally included in women's hanbok. The basic upper garment of the hanbok, the jeogori, is worn by both men and women. The wearer's arms and upper body are covered by it. It's worn for festivals, family events like weddings, and other gatherings. K-pop stars are also seen wearing hanboks as costumes but they are modernized to fit the concept.

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Anoushka Mathew
Anoushka Mathew
Writer (K-pop, K-drama)

A BMM graduate, Anoushka has been writing professionally for over 2 years. K-Pop and K-Dramas consume her day and she


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