When thinking about what to wear in Bangladesh, the first consideration that should pop into your mind would obviously be that of climate: this is a subtropical country, warm and humid for most of the year and endowed with only the briefest of winters and a still-hot rainy season. This should indicate the first fabric of choice for your sartorial selections in this country: that is, cotton.
Cotton is generally preferred by the locals themselves, who share a few fashion circumstances with the abutting regions of India. Saris and shalwar kameez are popular garments in Bangladesh, and a great many tourists passing through the area actually do opt to wear them. This hardly means you are going to be required to wear them, of course, for Bangladesh is fairly tolerant of other cultures, all things considered. In fact, despite its predominantly Muslim demographic, it is perhaps one of the most (relatively) liberal places in the region. [Read more…]