by Jasmine Kaur on Jan 16, 2023


Indian is a country of many traditions and cultures. With over 20 plus linguistic ethnicities comprising various regions, India is a cauldron of rich ethnic designs that captures the imagination of the fashion world. Unlike western wear, India women has a lot of choices when it comes to dressing up. Let us look in to some of them.

 The Saree And The Blouse

Worn by Indian women for over thousands of years, the pair of saree and blouse has undergone little to no change even after so much evolution in fashion technology and design. The fabric has undergone a lot of change and more varieties are available now. The prints and designs represents the region it is made from and worn. But the size and the way it is worn has been there forever. There are two versions of the saree which are the full saree and half saree. The half saree worn by traditional south Indian girls, is a three piece suit. The half saree can be said to have also influenced the long skirt and blouse with a dupatta as an outer layer.

 The Salwar Kameez

Traditionally a north Indian ethnic wear, this is a three piece suit. The salwar is the loose bottom wear and the kameez is the top wear with various neck and hem patterns. The dupatta is the lengthy piece of cloth worn as an outer layer put across the shoulders on both sides or on one side as the case may be.

 The Patiala

Another version and similar to the salwar kamee, the Patiala pants are more wider while the top kurti or kameez are more hugging to the body. The pants have number pleats that give a fluffy look. Best suited for tall women.

 The Anarkali

The top piece is a very long skirt with a blouse like fitting above the hip, while a large flowing gown up to the knee forms the bottom part of the skirt, all around. A narrow pant like a churidhar pyjamas are the preferred bottom wear and it is hardly seen.

 The Lehenga

This is a suit made of three parts again, a full flowing long skirt from the hips, the blouse forming part of the top wear and a long piece of cloth as an accessories which can be used as a overlay worn over shoulders or heads.

 The Kurta

This is the most common casual cum formal ethnic wear which goes with any lowers, like a jeans, pants, shorts, skirts, etc. The common neck style is round or v neck, buttoned, half or full sleeved, hem levels up to the knee or longer. 

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