One of the first things you will see when making a trip to India is the spectacular patterns and colors of women clothing. Women’s types of clothing in this nation change broadly relying upon climate, nearby culture, and religion, as well as urban or country settings.
In urban areas, western clothing is turning out to be more normal, as well as the mix of western and eastern clothing. For instance a kurti (or kurta) with jeans is a typical sight in Mumbai and Pune. In rustic areas, more customary clothing is worn; for instance women always wear a saree.
India has an extraordinary diversity of fabrics, weaves, and colors that make each bit of clothing exceptional.
“Shading codes are followed in clothing based on the religion and custom concerned. For instance, Hindu ladies wear white clothes to demonstrate grieving, while Parsis and Christians wear white to weddings.”
Types of Indian Women Clothing:
SARI (OR SAREE)
The sarees (sari) is a since quite a while ago unstitched material, usually designed, which drapes over the body, worn with a customized blouse and usually over a slip. This article of clothing ranges from 4 to 9 meters long and it is used generally across India in urban and country areas. I would consider this to be the staple of Indian women clothing.
The hanging style varies relying upon the zone of the nation. The most widely recognized style is the point at which the fabric is wrapped around the waist with one end then hung over the shoulder. Sari blouses are frequently “backless” with a strap style string wrap.
The Salwar Kameez is mostly worn in Northern parts of India like Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. It consists of the salwar (loose trousers that are restricted at the ankles), and the kameez (a long shirt or tunic). In Southern India, this style is known as the “Punjabi suit” or simply “shalwar”. This dress is worn a considerable measure by adolescent girls and numerous Bollywood actresses.
A dupatta is usually worn with a salwar kameez. A dupatta is a scarf that is generally used to cover the head and the shoulders, or used drawn over the shoulders and stepped back over the bosom, however nowadays it is broadly used as a fashion accessory. The material depends on the one used for the suit and varies between cotton, georgette, silk, chiffon, and others.
LEHENGA CHOLI (OR GHAGRA CHOLI)
The Lehenga Choli (or Ghagra Choli) is the customary dress in Northern India like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.
The lehenga is a long skirt which is weaved and creased. A choli is a waist bearing blouse worn also with a sari; it is custom fitted to firmly fit the body with short sleeves and a low neck. At long last, a dupatta is worn to finish the look, being tucked into the skirt then wrapped at the waist and after that hung over the shoulder similar to a sari.
Distinctive styles of lehenga cholis are worn going from cotton types for every day wear, embellished ones for festivals, or completely weaved ones for wedding ceremonies.
KURTI (OR KURTA)
A kurti is simply a long shirt or blouse that falls underneath the waist and sometimes beneath the knees. This one can be worn for casual everyday use or even as office-wear. Commonly it is also joined by a dupatta (which we learned is the “Indian scarf”). It can be worn with salwar pants (wide at the thighs and smaller at the ankles), churidar pants which are usually thin all through the leg, leggings, or even jeans.