In addition to women's holiday costume, Armenians put on a large shawl when they go out. It was a rectangular, woven with thin white wool and decorated with an embroidery. Old women wore a blue shawl.
An indispensable part of the costume of Western Armenians was the apron – gognots, embroidered with braids and with a knitted, narrow or woven belt. They usually embroidered the words on the belt: "for good health" and "to smb’s joy".
The aprons, included in the bride’s wedding dress, were especially beautiful. They were made of cotton or of the expensive velvet, embroidered with gold thread or woven with fine carpet techniques.
In the past, when Armenian parents gave their daughters in marriage, they included several taraz (costumes) in dowry, and costumes must have been expensive and exquisite. All this was made by masters. And they were just professionals who were working on each ornament, belt or dress. Karin wizards were notable by their special technique. A lot of different jewelry was usually added to Karin taraz. They also used amber, pearls and other precious stones. The clothes, they sewed, were simply exquisite. Clothes had very rich embroidery. Basically, they used gold thread. Sometimes men embroidered with gold thread, because it was a complicated process. Forehead ornaments were trimmed with delicate and exquisite lace.
Western Armenian liked a lot of jewelry: she had a necklace on her neck, a few rows of chains, with various, mostly triangular pendants on her chest, as well as silver bracelets or multiple threads of beads and rings on her hands, bracelets with pendants on her feet.
Armenian women almost never used cosmetics except for the black eyelashes paint, which was stored in special handmade case.
In cold weather, women of rich families wore a long velvet coat – kurk, trimmed with marten or fox, often made of red velvet, with gathers at the waist and a high buckle.
By the way, clothes, jewelry of women and girls differed from each other. Girls wore modest ones. Wardrobe of married ladies was much richer. The dowry included the most exquisite taraz with all attributes. Women and girls chose headwear more carefully. Vaspurakan scarves were especially popular. They were very interesting and decorated particularly with turquoise, coral and precious stones.