Shirts are made from soft felt. The colors of choice have been dark blue or black, but these days more variations in color are beginning to be seen. The sleeves are long and have a beautiful design embroidered on them.
In front there are two tabs of fabric that run down the full length of the shirt. A design is embroidered on them. White Hmong women (Hmong deur) would wrap a solid-white pleated skirt around them, leaving a split where the fabric meets at the front. This would be covered over by a squared section of beautifully embroidered fabric. A piece of red fabric would be wrapped around the waist, leaving one end hanging loose down the back to act as a tail-of-sorts. At present,the trend is to only wear white-colored dresses on very special occasions. One reason for this, of course, white’s nasty tendency to show dirt and stains quite easily. The new hit is Chinese-style pants and a shirt rather than a dress. A long squared piece of fabric would be hung from the waist, down the front and back. Usually a beautiful piece of embroidery is added along with a red strip of fabric wrapped around the waist.
As for the woman’s head wrap, white Hmong like to wind their hair into a bun toward the front of the head and wrap it with an embroidered black cloth around the head. Depending on the importance of the occasion, other ornamentation may be added, such as rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. These items would be made of silver and decorated with silver coins of varying sizes, both triangular and circular in shape. Even the shoulder bags women carry would be decked out in luxurious silver bobbles. The shoulder straps would be placed over both shoulders with the bag hanging off the back.