Here we go again, the men telling the women what to wear. Okay, there are protocols in Fijian villages about respect and decorum which is more conservative than the dress codes in towns like Suva and Lautoka. Long pants on women, well that's okay most of the time, but a sulu or longish skirt is expected when walking into a village. Cargo shorts, flip-flops, T-shorts are not really okay if on official business with the top offices but fine for casual wear. I remember a time when I won a bundle of gifts from Morris Hedstrom in a competition including a bikini, well I only wore it once when swimming and no more because there were too many older relatives coming and going and to them it was shocking! Most of our young relatives today dress casually - except to church or on formal occasions in our village near Labasa and that's okay. Visiting journalists also take note. I remember the time at a chiefly installation in Somosomo, Taveuni, when a male vavalagi journalist was traipsing around in a casual flowery sulu, well, that did look silly for this occasion.
In today's Fiji Times: