Wednesday, September 16, 2020

4 Types of Indian Women's Clothing

History of clothing and textiles - Wikiwand

While fashion is making its way around the world, India can not lose. When travelling to India, the Land of Color and Wonder, the first thing tourists will notice is their sense of fashion. Women most especially, have a unique way to express their fashion sense and that is through the different types of dresses they wear.

here are the 4 types of Indian women's clothing:.

Kurti or Kurta

This type of Indian women's dress is simply a long shirt or blouse that is knee-length and sometimes worn for formal occasions. The Kurti or kurta is also good for daily use or is worn as an office-wear and at times, Indian women pair their kurta with a dupatta (Indian scarf).

While at other times, the kurti is paired with salwar pants (pants that are wide at the thighs and tight at the ankles) or churidar pants which are commonly slimmer on the legs, like leggings or even jeans

Salwar Kameez

 The dress includes the salwar and a kameez (long shirt or tunic). In the southern part of India, this style is named the "Punjabi suit" or "shalwar". The salwar kameez is commonly worn by teenagers.

Salwar kameez is oftentimes paired with a dupatta — a traditional Indian scarf used to cover the head and the shoulders but now used as part of fashion.

Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli

Lehenga is a long skirt that is embroidered and pleated. Choli, on the other hand, is a midriff-baring blouse also worn with a sari. Together, the Lehenga Choli is made with a top that is a perfect fit to the body, have short sleeves and a low neck. Then finished off with a dupatta, which is inserted into the skirt and wrapped at the waist then draped over the shoulder similar to a sari.

 Sari or Saree

Saree or sari is a long unsewn cloth with patterns, usually draped over the body. If rice is the staple food to some countries, then the saree is like the staple dress to most Indian women.

The draping style of the sari differs in some areas around India, but the most common way is simply by wrapping the fabric around the waist on one end and let the other settle on the shoulder.

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