Indian dress is a very colourful. If we talk about clothing in India it is depending on the different ethnicity, geography, climate, and cultural traditions of each region of India. Male clothing in India are like dhoti, lungi, shirt, T-shirt, kurta,sherwani, etc. For women are sari, suit, salwar, lehnga and choli, but also on festive occasions, as well as rituals and dance performances.
Clothing in cities is commonly western. India also has a great diversity in terms of weaves, fibers, colours, and material of clothing and India produces one of the finest clothing. Most of the time Base of following clothing depends on religion and rituals but India also provides variety of Indian embroidery, prints, handwork, embellishment, styles of wearing clothes. Let’s understand some fact about Indian clothing.
Indian dress for women
Kerala women wear white sari with golden border called the mundum neriyathum. A two piece wonder, the mundum neriyathum consists of the lower part of the garment called mundu that is worn waist downwards and the upper part of it called the neriyathu. Jammu and Kashmir Pheran is the traditional wear of the state, common to men and women, both Hindus and Muslims with some variations.
Mumbai Known as Nauwari saadi or Lugda, the sarees are worn upto knee length with cholis are remarkable for their characteristic style. These bright colored lengths of wonder exhibit a border and pallu in same colors. Rajasthan Rajasthani women dress up in long skirts called ghagras with blouses called kanchli or kurtis and cover their heads with odhnis.
Uttar Pradesh Women in Uttar Pradesh wear either ghagra choli, salwar kameez or sarees. West Bengal The traditional attire of the state is sarees for women. The sarees are generally Sanatpuri style and are white or off white in colorwith bright red borders. Gujrat Women of Gujarat wear the traditional dress called the Chaniyo Choli that is three pieces attire with a ghagra, choli and a head veil.
Indian dress for men
In Kerala, The mundu is also
a garment for the male folks and it is interpreted as the state’s
version of a Lungi. Jammu and Kashmir, Pheran is the traditional wear of the state, common to men and women, both Hindus and Muslims with some variations. Mumbai,
Maharashtrian men traditionally wear dhotis, which they pair with a tight fit short
sleeve shirt and accompanied with headdresses like Pagadi.
In Rajasthan, The men wear dhotis or pyjama, kurta, angarkha, patka or kamarband and white paggar or safa which is a kind of turban. Uttar Pradesh, The men generally are clad in lungi or pajamas and kurta along with headgear such as Topis or Pagris. People also wear sherwani(a long dress) during festive occassions. West Bengal, The Bengali men wear dhoti or panjabi and kurta as their traditional dress. In Gujrat, Gujarati men wear dhotis, pajamas and kurtas or bandis, traditionally we know them Chorno and Kediyu that are paired with headgear as the turbans.
Indian dress for saints
Indian Saints usually wear orange colour dress in India. Because it’s a simbol of sun which leads the whole universe.