Dress Code for Women in Hong Kong

by Mridula on September 1, 2014

in Canon D550,Cell phone photography,Lumia 1020,Photography

I became aware of the ‘dress code for women’ phenomenon because of my own travels. Gradually, I started doing such posts myself. There are two reasons for it, one I enjoy clicking the pictures immensely. Two, after reading the posts while searching for information and coming back from my trips to the same places, I thought, some authors were stating their personal opinions much more than what women were wearing in those countries. Now that is so natural, we all have opinions. So for the dress code posts I take a slightly different route. I click pictures of women and try to deconstruct the dress code via what I saw them wearing.

But this time in Hong Kong, I was the only adult traveling with two kids. So conscious photography seriously took a back seat, it actually took a severe beating! All the time the attention was focused on the two brats and what they were up to. So, for the dress code for women in Hong Kong I have to use accidental pictures. What I mean is that I was clicking a general scene and then I cropped those pictures to give you a sense of what women were wearing in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong

Western Attire Was the Norm #Lumia1020

I clicked this picture at the Disneyland Hong Kong. It was a hot and humid day. The attire reflected the climate. It was common to see shorts, t-shirts, capris etc all around. Even in the shops and malls, the scene was quite similar. I guess you can’t go wrong in Hong Kong with all your western attire.

People at Disneyland Hong Kong

People at Disneyland Hong Kong #Lumia1020

The brat in the foreground, in the picture above, is Chhavi. Everyone was in a rush to go to the Disneyland! Short blue dress, red shorts and pink capris, all looked good. I guess the trick was to wear cotton as it was a hot and humid day. After that any dress was fine.

Waiting in a Queue, The Peak Tram, Hong Kong

Waiting in a Queue, The Peak Tram, Hong Kong #Canon550D

In the city too trendy western attire was the norm. I clicked this picture while I was waiting to board the tram to go to the Peak. The wait time, you guessed it right, was 60 minutes. You can once again see that short and western attire in cotton was pretty much the norm in Hong Kong.

The Lido Beach, Hong Kong

The Lido Beach, Hong Kong #Lumia1020

I visited only one beach in Hong Kong, the Lido Beach. It was at a walking distance from my hotel, The Royal View Hotel. It was a quiet beach and we had a great time. Swim suites were the norm but I surprisingly did not see many in a bikini. It is not to say that no one was wearing them, but more women were in shorts or swim suites.

If you are traveling to Hong Kong I guess your packing is going to be uncomplicated, western wear is very common. Cotton is the fabric of choice particularly if you are visiting in the hotter months.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder September 2, 2014 at 9:45 pm

I could point out Chhavi at one glance..then I read that you’ve mentioned her… :-D

I like this kind of dress code….


Mridula September 3, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Me to Maniparna easy it goes :D


Abhijit September 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm

People all over are very casual about their dress. One can roam around freely without being harassed. In India, somehow we have the phenomenon of eve-teasing, an abominable practice. Our cities and public transports are not safe. Our policing is inefficient.


Mridula September 3, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Abhijit one day I hope things will change here as well.


Datta Ghosh September 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm

This is my kind of dressing sans the shorts (I prefer jeans full pants) thanks for sharing


Mridula September 3, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Datta that is acceptable across the world with few exceptions :D


Kokila September 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I was not aware you are having dress codes post! Its such an interesting idea Mridula! and tells volumes about the social emotional health of a place then reams of inked paper and stats. Nice series…going to the others :)


Mridula September 3, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Thank you Kokila and thank you for taking a look at others too! :D


Rahul (desire v/s destiny) September 2, 2014 at 11:20 am

Looks Cool !! This is my first visit at this blog and its awesome


Mridula September 3, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Thank you Rahul. I hope you will stop by again.


Anki S September 2, 2014 at 10:52 am

Ha ha ha what Indrani said is ridiculously true.But we are used to these stares back in India much more :) .Thanks Mridula for sharing the dress code! Heard HongKong is a great place to be at.


Mridula September 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Ankita I went there with my kids, they had a great time!


Indrani September 2, 2014 at 8:54 am

And here many men stare at women wearing such comfortable dresses.


Mridula September 3, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Indrani sadly that is true.


shweta September 1, 2014 at 7:13 pm

This is the first dress code post i read Mridula. Was a fun read. I think the dress code as you rightly said was because of the weather. Nice pictures.


Mridula September 3, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Thank you Shweta for sharing your thoughts!


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