Most Malaysians dress as Westerners do but many Muslim women wear long skirts/pants and head scarves.
On special occasions, people from each ethnic group wear their traditional clothes.
Chinese women: The traditional clothes for Chinese women is the cheongsam (literally 'long dress') or qipao.
Peranakan ladies: Also known as Baba Nyonya, they are Chinese immigrants who married Malay partners. They wear the elegant kebaya that can be described as traditional high fashion.
Source: Malaysia Clothing