The Wob Dwiyet (La robe douillette) modelled by Marcella Durand-Madame Wob 2009.
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 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.