During the period of the Republic of China (1912-49), women in Jizhou from wealthy families wore cheongsams or short shirts; men wore long gowns and jackets, top hats or helmets, and leather shoes. Wealthy students in cities and towns wore Chinese tunic suits, and common people wore simple Chinese-style clothing made of coarse cloth. The front of the upper outer garment buttons on the right was affixed with cloth belts; the bottom garment was trousers with cloth belts. In spring, summer and autumn, men wore inner shirts, straw hats, black cloth shoes and white cloth socks; middle-aged and elderly women wore black and blue jackets and trousers; teenagers and women wore white jackets and black trousers. In winter, men and women of all ages wore trousers, jackets, shoes, and socks, all made of cotton.
After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, clothing styles changed rapidly. In the 1950s, people in Jizhou wore Chinese tunic suits, school uniforms, Lenin suits, octagonal hats, rubber-soled shoes, and knitted socks, mostly in blue. From 1966 to 1976, military uniforms were popular and young people wore grass green clothes and army caps. Around 1978, young people began wearing suits, jackets, flared trousers, and jeans in spring, autumn and winter, while women wore skirts and men wore shirts and shoes of different styles in summer.
During the Republic of China period, women in Jizhou had the habit of wearing bracelets, earrings and rings. Children wore longevity locks to express their parents' wish that they would grow up safely. From the 1950s to the 1970s, the custom of wearing jewelry gradually disappeared, to become popular again in the 1980s.