Kachin men wear shirts, traditional jackets, sarong-like longyis or slacks. They also wear turbans or headdresses with tassels, han ging loose one end on the right of their head. They keep a sword and a shoulder bag as an ornament. Kachin women adorn themselves with hand-woven clothes with flowery and checkered designs. A number of silver coins and studs are attached to their blouses.
Kayah men wear white headdresses and shirts with traditional jackets and trousers just past the knees. Silver daggers and stringed silver swords are carried on traditional occasions. Some Kayah women wear their hair in high knots wrapped with red headdresses. Their sleeveless blouses are normally black, covering only one shoulder. Red cloaks are worn over the blouses. Long white long shawls are tied around the waist with both ends hanging loose in front. They usually wear red or black longyis.
Kayin men wear their headdresses with tassels hanging loose on the right side of the head. They wear trousers, longyis, shirts and tunics, which can be either pullover-type or jacket-type. Their longyis have horizontal stripes with a parallel strip in the middle. Kayin women dress in long tunics and longyis, with headbands that have both ends hanging in the front.
Chin men usually wear shirts and trousers but wrap themselves with colourful blankets on special occasions. They wear headdresses with vertical black stripes. Chin women wear longyis long enough to cover their ankles, and decorated with horizontal stripes, diamonds or flower designs. Their open-front blouses buttoned in the centre, with short sleeves with checkered designs along the edge. They also wear a broad band of silver and bronze wires around their waists. On festival days, they wear beautifully woven with silk blankets.
Mon men wear red checkered longyis, shirts without collars and traditional jackets. Mon women wrap their long hair around a comb and wear longyis and open-fronted blouses that button in the centre.
Bamar men dress in longyis, shirts without collars and traditional jackets. They also wear ready-made turbans with a wing-cloth standing to the right. Bamar women wear longyis and blouses with an opening in the front, which are buttoned either in the centre or on the side. They wear their hair in top-knots and drape lace shawls over their shoulders.
Rakhine men wear delicately woven longyis, shirts without collars and traditional jackets. They also wear ready-made turbans with the wing-cloth standing to the left. Rakhine women wear their hair in a variety of styles. They wear front-opening blouses buttoned either in the centre or on the side. Their longyis are woven in beautiful designs usually consisting of horizontal stripes. A shawl is wrapped across the body passing over the left shoulder.
Shan men dress in shirts and traditional khaki jackets. Their baggy trousers are usually made of khaki. Every Shan man wears a headdress. Shan women wear with longyis, blouses.
Interestingly, Myanmar costume is also catching on as fashionable wear for foreigners. Tourists of both sexes can be seen in longyis on the street in Myanmar. Personally, I think fashions in Myanmar may come and go, but the longyi will go on forever. It symbolizes a cultural beauty as well as brings historic value of this nice Burma.