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Styling Khmer’s sompot bot in five chic looks

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GT2/Photographer & Stylist: Va Sonyka

Sompot bot is a Cambodia’s traditional long skirt, with a length that usually ends at the ankle and are typically worn for wedding ceremonies and special traditional occasions.

Fashion always changes overtime and the Sompot bot can be designed shorter but never above the knee. This skirt doesn’t need a zipper since it is designed to be secure enough around your waist. The fabrics diversity is due to its patterns of various designs and colour. Rarely do you see a lady wearing a Sompot bot as an everyday look unless it is a fashion theme for a party.

However, when styled right, this traditional piece can turn into something stylish and up-to-the-minute. All you need to do is to find the right design and partner it with the right pieces, this is where we come in.


Here is our guide on how to wear a Sompot bot, for a chic look:

This is the first outfit styling from the Khmer Sompot Bot. Topped with a black normal tank top and covered with an oversize blazer, in any color that you like with the black skirt. Black belts never go wrong with any outfit, so why not use it to complete the look. This office chic look will never go out of style. There are three ways you can wear the top blazer, wear it as typical look, tuck it in the belt and or only to cover your shoulders.


No matter your style, something we can all agree with is that black is always a timeless decision in term of fashion trends. It’s classic, simple, and can be totally versatile. Yes, this look is spotting the bold baddie vibe from the middle up. This outfit is the best example of girl’s night out on a Friday night. Donning a one shoulder top, revealing your shoulder and little of belly screams out that trendy and sexy look. The black lace up heels is a fab way to finish off the look giving it an edgy vibe. Dress to impress, girls.


If you’re looking for something romantic, timeless and versatile, the off-the-shoulder shirt is up there. It can be dressed up or down as much as you like as in this picture itself, you might choose the outfit for some special occasions such as launching an event, rooftop night, or dating with your lover. The gold detail of the skirt matches beautifully with the gold metallic heel, to pop out in that romantic situation. To complete the look, never forget to add more accessories as it will add more taste to express your style.


“She wears high heels, I wear sneakers.” Probably Taylor swift is right, there’s two types of ladies in this situation. Khmer Sompot pot is friendly and versatile to match with any kind of look. This outfit showcases the fun and comfy vibe that works perfectly for an everyday outfit. Dressing up with the white top, you will be able to style any colour of your skirt as much as you want. Never thought your Nike Air Force’s can style with this traditional skirt? Definitely yes, don’t worry sneaker girl, impress your comfy style with your fav Sompot Bot.


This classic black bomber jacket, which comes in a variety of styles and can suit many occasions, is both fashionable and versatile. You probably would only normally style the jacket with your light denim jeans, but why not trying something new? Doubtless, if you’re into that school look which never goes out of style, this outfit is for you. Topped with a white tank top and covered with a black bomber jacket, it brings the feeling of relaxed and stylist. The old-school van sneakers match perfectly with the jacket, which matches the silver colour of the skirt. To look comfier, chic and practical, placing a small bag on your shoulder and it will totally enhance the look instantly.


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