We the Indian females love to dress up elegantly because it brings out our feminine side. We are gifted with the features blended from our Asian and Caucasian counterparts.
Though we still love jeans and skirts but our love for sarees and suits is beyond limits. Plus now we have learned how to mix and match Indian and western wear with our Kurti and Jeans fashion. The best part about the Indian Ethic Wear is that they are so colorful.
Our elegant ethnic wear can broadly be classified into the following categories:
- Saree – Usually pronounced as Saree or Sari is the first thing that crosses our mind when we think about the Elegant Fashion Wear. It’s a 5-9 meter of cloth which is draped around the body and is paired with blouse and petticoat. No matter what state or culture you belong to , saree has to be your favourite Elegant Fashion Wear. We have different draping styles like the Bengali style, Lehange Saree draping style, Maharrashtrian saree draping style, mermaid saree draping style , butterfly saree draping style and Rajrani Saree draping style and Mumtaz saree draping style.
- Lehanga Choli – It’s second most popular Indian Elegant Fashion Wear. Also called as Ghagra Choli in some states. This clothing comprises of two components: One is the upper crop top or blouse and the second is the long skirt beneath it. Dupatta companises the Lehanga and is draped beautifully along the waist and shoulder. This clothing is more popular in the Northern part of India. The ladies love the embroirdery patterns done on the lehangas. Though some prefer light handwork while other love heavy gotta work. Lehanga Choli can be worn on weddings and also on various Indian Festivals.
- Kurti – In my humble opinion , the kurti and leggings which we usually love to wear can be easily compared to the traditional western wear T-shirt and Jeans. A Kurti is simply a top or Tshirt and it is just long enough to cover the knees. Though there are different styles available like short kurtis or long kurtis. Wearing a dupatta is not mandatory. It totally depends on one’s preferences. The young girls of India prefer wearing a Kurti with Jeans. There are different patterns and designs available in the market to choose from.
- Salwar Kameez- It is also the “Punjabi Suit” since the Punjabi ladies are more fond of wearing them. It comprises a long top and a trouser accompanied with it. Though there are different variations of trousers available in the market: the churidar, the Patiala , Palazzo and the elegant salwaar. One can choose them according to their taste and bodytype.