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The Korean costume that had maintained its traditions without any serious changes up to the Yi Dynasty period began to be simplified in form to keep pace with the needs of the times in the enlightenment age. This movement continued from that time on. and then in the mid-I98Qs, such a design emerged as put emphasis upon activity and convenience, vtlich aroused the interest of the general public. Thereafter, at the beginning of the 19!})s, varied designs were developed to keep pace with the internalization age and so awakened our interest in Korean costumes along with the enhanced dignity of them for practical use. It seems that the Internationalization age in the twenty-first century urgently requires the development of such Korean products as can have cultural competitive power with the motto 'what is Koreanistic is most global. In particular. in as much as the Korean costume may be one of the most important means to make Korea known worldwide, the cultural commercialization of practical. Korean costumes is expected to be the motive power that can maintain the competitive power of Korean culture in the future. Besides, as practical Korean costumes have an outstanding function as convenient clothes when seen from a structural perspective, they may be said to be those clothes which have the possibility to be infinitely developed as excellent cultural products.