India has a rich traditional culture. Be it Indian dresses, jewellery, places, or food, India has a wide range of diversity. So when we are talking about the traditional culture of India, how can we forget the famous traditional dress of India?
Here, a list is curated to have an overview of Indian traditional dresses.
Saree is one of the traditional dress of Indian women that is worn in every state of India with different styles, different materials, different designs, and different work. Saree is a traditional dress that is wrapped around the waist and over the shoulder. It is worn over the blouse or petticoat. Saree is a symbol of grace in the culture of India. It is preferred by girls and women on special occasions such as weddings, festivals, or any important occasion. Nauvari saree, paithani saree, kanjeevaram saree, bandhani sarees are some of the types of sarees worn in India. This traditional Indian attire make every woman who wears it look like one of the most beautiful women in the world.
Lehenga is a traditional wedding dress of Indian brides. It comes with a beautifully embroidered skirt, a blouse, and a dupatta. Most brides wear this traditional dress according to their choice and culture. Lehenga can be designed with various materials, designs, and colors. Traditionally brides prefer to wear bright colors such as red, pink, orange, green, yellow, blue, and others.
3. Ghagra Choli:
Ghagra Choli is a kind of lehenga choli. It is one of the popular traditional dresses of India. Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan have this traditional style of clothing. Choli is a blouse that is worn on the upper body part. Ghagra is a kind of skirt that is worn at the bottom. To enhance the look of Ghagra Choli, a dupatta is worn with it, which is a kind of scarf.
4. Salwar Kameez:
Salwar Kameez is one of the most famous clothes in Punjab, worn by women. The styles of these costumes differ for both genders. The salwar is a type of trousers that are loose. Kameez is a shirt or top which varies in length. Nowadays, a wide range of variety is available in Salwar Kameez for designs, materials, styles, and colors.
5. Anarkali and Churidaar:
Anarkali, a traditional Indian dress, is similar to salwar kameez. It is named Anarkali because it is believed that the famous dancer of Akbar is used to wear such kind of dresses. So the designs of these Anarkali dresses are inspired by her. Anarkali dress has a flared top which differs in length. At the bottom, a narrow tightly fitting churidaar is worn. Dupatta is also added to the pair. Nowadays, girls also prefer to wear party wear or simple Anarkali dresses without a dupatta.
6. Mekhela Chadar:
Makhela Chadar is a traditional dress of Assam. It is adorned by draping around the body. The bottom of this dress is called Makhela. The upper portion is named Chadar. Various types of Makhela Chadar are muga silk, pateri silk, kesaraw silk, and others. This is one of the famous traditional dress of India.
In Himachal and Kashmir region, Phiran is a traditional dress. It is worn by both men and women. Phiran is a kind of top. It is designed with wide sleeves. Himachal and Kashmir is the region where there is a low temperature stated in all the months of the year. Thus, they have to wear a clothes that warm their bodies. Therefore, Phiran is made from wool or jamewar.
8. Phulkari and Damaan:
This is a traditional clothing style of Haryana and Punjab. It is designed with beautiful embroidery and patterns. It is designed in a way to show the depth of Indian culture. Phulkari is a traditional Indian design. You may find Phulkari designs on dupatta, dress, top, jacket, etc. It is a kind of checkered design with thread work and adorned with small mirrors. Traditional varieties of Phulkari include Bagh, Sainchi, Tilpatra, Neelal, Chope, Subhar, Ghungat bagh, and Chammas.
Puan and Punchei are traditional attires of Mizoram. Mizo women most commonly prefer this kind of traditional outfit. Puan is a kind of skirt. It is wrapped around and has simple motifs. Punchei is a shawl. It is wrapped around the waist. Its opposite ends are tucked on the side.
10. Langa Voni:
Langa Voni is also known as Pavadai Daavani. It is a traditional dress for young girls in South India. It is a two pieces saree or a half saree. It has three pieces of clothes a skirt, a choli, and a Voni. Voni is draped around over choli diagonally. It is wrapped in such a way that it looks like a saree.
These are some of the famous traditional dress of Indian culture. Which is your favorite traditional dress? Do comment and let us know.