What To Wear In Bangladesh
To sum it up - Cover up, modesty is key
- Bangladesh is a Muslim country so the key is modesty and to keep covered.
- Bangladeshi women usually wear saris and whilst this may not be a style of dress that you can wear, our advice would be to cover up at all times.
- Wear long skirts or trousers and long-sleeved shirts.
- Aim to keep your legs, arms and cleavage all covered up or you will not only be stared at but touched.
- Because of the heat and humidity we would recommend that you take only natural fabrics e.g. cotton, linen or silk rather than synthetic ones, and go for loose fitting clothes. Avoid synthetic fabrics as you may get heat burns.
- Visitors often buy a local 'salwar kameez'; these are readily available and are well suited to the heat and humidity.
- Long sleeved clothes are also ideal protection against the sun during the day and mosquito bites at night.
- Take good sturdy shoes as your feet will get dusty and dirty and it's best to avoid heels in favour of flat sandals.
- For men loose cotton shirts or t-shirts and long linen trousers are ideal.
- A sunhat is a must for the summer and an umbrella is great for the rain and sun.
- While visiting places of worship women must wear long skirts or trousers and have covered shoulders.
- A pashmina or scarf is great to take with you to cover your head in case it gets too hot. Some religious places also require you to cover your head, so it may come handy then too.
- Winter (November - February) is pretty mild, so a light jacket or sweatshirt will be fine.
- It does rain a lot in the summer/monsoon season from June to September, and with the high level of humidity it's best to wear natural fabrics... and take an umbrella.
- Don’t drink or even brush your teeth in tap water. Consider taking a waterstraw water purifier or safe drinking water bottle.
- To keep your phones and electrical gadgets charged at all times, try a solar powered charger. This also reduces the number of leads and adaptors you need to take.
- Stay healthy on your trip - travellers' diarrhoea can affect as many as 50% of people travelling abroad. We've tried and recommend Bimuno Travel Aid pastilles to help support your digestive health. And WhatToWearOnHoliday readers can claim a great 10% discount using code WHBIMUA at the checkout.
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