The common Bengali dress is the dhoti and a stitched upper garment
- a shirt, a Punjabi Kurta or a half-sleeved vest. The urban population
has started favouring pyjama and trousers for convenience and economy.
The western style of dress is being adopted by the more affluent as a
status symbol replacing the achakan-pyjama and the Shamla Pugree,
there is a general absence of any kind of headdresses, Muslims cover there
head during prayer and religious ceremonies. The women invariably wear
the waist to ankle length sari in a graceful style. The upper part
is covered by different styles of blouses.