The traditional dress of male Rohingya is a shirt and longi.
The shirt with long sleeve also known as “bazu” is worn to cover the upper part of the body and the “longi” which comes in a rectangular sheet of cloth which is stitched from side to side comes in various patterns and materials tends to cover the lower part of the body.
Men tend to wear jackets during cold weather over bazu to keep themselves warm. Rohingya males love to wear coats and caps along with their traditional outfit.
Traditional dresses vary according to age, gender, and marital status for Rohingya women.
Married women wear emeshtee (same printed blouse and skirt), titi (one piece with different designs in the middle and on the side), panda one saat (clothes in batik print), kezze one saat (t-shirt and skirt).
Unmarried girls wear zagara (long dress), kezze bazu (skirt), tepbin kezze (short sari) and seira thai (petticoat).
On the day of the wedding, brides wear lamani hor (wedding gowns) that are bought for 1 lakh kyat. Sometimes the designs and prints of these dresses are inspired by actors. The “Jaara” umbrella is central to Rohingya traditional weddings. Beside wedding, the umbrella is a staple and serves as a fashion statement as well as a religious dress code for the Rohingya women.
A scarf known as “rummal” which used as a head scarf is traditionally matched and used with all the outfits. Women usually tend to wear “burka”, a traditional veil which completely covers the entire body while going outside.