Different costumes is an important mark to distinguish different ethnic groups. With the development of era and social progress, though Tujia costumes has changed, it is still retains the traditional characteristics.
According to local chronicles, the Tujia people – both men and women wear a short upper garment and no shoes. They cover their head with a cloth and tend to dye their clothes in a variety of colors. Formerly, the Tujia minority wore handmade clothing, which was dyed blue and black. Their clothing style is characterized by the notion: same in trousers, but distinct in the upper wear almost the same trousers-a kind of skirt with colorful trim, which in the late years has been changed into a kind of pants with two or three colorful stripe adorning the trouser legs.
The top part of the Tujia dress is quite different for men and women. However.,usually a young man will wear a short jacket with many cloth buttons down the front. A young women prefers a special top with buttons down the left side, large, short sleeves and a low cut collar. For the part, the elderly like to dress in a more bulky upper garment with buttons down the front, three colorful stripes can be found along the edges of each upper garment.