Indian Fashion

The traditional fashion  in India varies with region, religion and community. Major fashion of India and Pakistan are same .  The formal business attire is fairly uniform across the country, and similar to the western clothing. Women’s clothing in India varies widely and is closely related to local culture, religion and climate. The shalwar kameez is the most popular traditional dress for females.

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Traditional Indian clothing for women are the saris or the salwar kameez and also gaghra cholis (lehengas). Saris are a graceful elegant clothing. Ones made out of silk are the most elegant and lots of people love them. Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is one of India’s fashion capitals. In some village parts of India, traditional clothing is worn.Women wear a sari, a long sheet of colorful cloth with patterns. This is draped over a simple or fancy blouse. This is worn by young ladies and women. Little girls wear a pavada. Both are often patterned. Bindi is part of the women’s make-up. Indo-western clothing is the fusion of Western and Subcontinental fashion. Churidar, dupatta, Khara Dupatta, gamchha, kurta, mundum neriyathum, sherwani are among other clothes. The traditional style of clothing in India varies with male or female distinctions. This is still followed in the rural areas, though is changing in the urban areas. Girls before puberty wear a long skirt (called langa/paawada in Andhra) and a short blouse, called a choli, on top of it. Teenage girls wear half-sarees, a three piece set consisting of a langa, a choli and a stole wrapped over it like a saree. Women usually wear full sarees. A saree or sari is a female garment in the Indian subcontinent. A sari is a strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from four to nine meters in length that is draped over the body in various styles. There are various traditional style of Sharee like Sambalpuri Saree from East, Kanchipuram from south, Paithani from West and Banarasi from North. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder baring the midriff. The sari is usually worn over a petticoat (ghagra has short sleeves and a low neck and is usually cropped, and as such is particularly well-suited for wear in the sultry South Asian summers).

 

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