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What is “The Wob?”

The Wob Dwiyet is Dominica’s national costume or dress for women; traditionally worn on cultural holidays and Independance celebrations.

The dress is traditionally made with long sleeves, a fitted bodice and flared skirt, made from a plaid “madwas” (pronounced mah-dras) material. The dress is worn over an ankle length white cotton anglaise petticoat trimmed with red satin ribbon.

The Wob Dwiyet (La robe douillette) modeled by Keon (Love) Bruney, First Runner-up 2012.

The Wob Dwiyet is an elegant outfit that is worn with panache and flair, and learning how to carry one’s train is a proud tradition. The seven contestants of the 2012 Madame Wob Dwiyet Canada competition will be judged on how they wear and “carry” their wobs.