Fashion legacy of summer


Fashion evolves through the centuries. Two hundred years ago, Bengalis in this part of the world used to wear different types of dresses. Dhoti was the common attire for both Muslims and Hindus before Lungi from Burma became popular amongst the Muslims. Bengal has always been quite humid throughout the year except for winter season. To beat the humidity, people of all religions preferred white cotton kurta, fatua and shirt. White Pajamas and Dhoti were worn when visiting the market or a relative . That’s about men fashion. For the ladies or young girls, cotton sari and frock were the main choice as variation was limited. With industrial revolution came modern textile mills and dying factories from England. For the first time Indian subcontinent saw clothes dyed in many colours. Fashion found a new face.