Thursday, January 3, 2013

Traditional Indian Dress for Women

Traditional Indian outfits are well-known across the globe for their lavish style and opulent quality. Mostly Indian dresses for women are creatively designed with a lot of imaginations. Fashion designers also come with innovative and stunning designs to attract female customers. Weavers also play a big role in crafting conventional dresses.


In villages people follow strict lifestyle for all ages throughout the country. Girls and women love to accompany heavy jewelries with their cloths. To know more about traditional costumes for women in India, let’s find out some of them:
Saree (Sari): There is a wide variety of sarees available with diverse styles and textures. It is worn in almost all parts of the country and other parts of the world by women. Some of the varieties of saries include Mysore Silk, Kantha, Baluchari, Maheshwari, Shantipuri, Paithani, Dhakai, Chanderi, Kanjeevaram, Maheshwari, Pochampally, Taant, Tangail and Venkatgiri.


Salwar Kameez: This outfit is influenced by Islamic culture of Persia and Arab. However, today it is extensively worn in Indian subcontinent.  

Lehenga / Ghaghra Choli: A lehenga or ghagra is a long gypsy skirt with stunning embroidery and vibrant colors. Girls wear it with a choli which is a blouse (short blouse) or with a kurti.

Churidaar Kurta: Churidaar is like a loose salwar which is commonly worn with a long kurta. The kurta goes below a girl’s knees.

Mekhela Sador: It is a traditional Assamese dress for women. But it is worn by girls as well.


Mundum Neriyathum: Mundum Neriyathum is an ancient type of sari that covers the lower portion of body. It is worn in South India, mostly in Kerala.
Pattu Pavadai: Pattu Pavadai is a Tamil word. This dress is also known as Langa Oni in Telugu and Langa davani in Kannada. Pattu Pavadai is commonly worn by teenage girls.