Women in Myanmar invest time & energy in maintaining their beauty rituals. They take a lot of care of themselves and are not shy to admit to it. They also love wearing makeup and dressing up - even if it just for office - and take pride in their local beauty secrets. Below are some things I learnt from them:
1. Tailored, well fitted clothes that accentuate the figure: Myanmar women wear their traditional dress quite proudly to work & official engagements. It is called "Longi" (pronounced "Loungee") and consists of a fitted, buttoned blouse with a fitted maxi skirt. The skirt may have a knee length slit to facilitate walking. Most women get it stitched, however some younger girls do pair western tops with a tailored skirt. I saw a lot of blouses with lace or sheer inserts (a nod to the current Sports Luxe trend in US currently!). Off - duty girls love wearing short dresses & skirts, most of which are Made in Thailand.