hough western wear are in demand in metropolitan cities, Indians traditional wear are all time
Maharashtrian way of wearing a Sari, giving elegant looks to a lady popular in every nook & corner of India- be it Sari, Kurta-Paijama, elaborate head dresses or jewellery.

In earlier times the dress code revolved around wrapping the body with varied lengths of cloth- cotton or silk. In those times unstitched cloth was regarded as the symbol of purity. The tradition of unstitched cloth is still going on in the form of Sari, Dhoti, and Lungi. For women, the sari is, of course, the ultimate fashion statement that never goes out of style especially if it has traditional weaves and prints. A sari is a rectangular piece of cloth, five to six yards in length. Almost Grecian in elegance, it could be of shimmering silk or the finest gauzy cotton, perhaps a pastel-hued solid colour or a riot of woven flowers,  embroidered with golden
threads, or finished with a richly tasseled border.

It is said that a Sari rarely fails to flatter a woman. Allowing for generous pleating and draping around the body and over the shoulder, it makes a woman look elegant and feel feminine. This garment can fit any size and if worn properly can accentuate or conceal.

Sari is worn along with Choli, a blouse that ends just below the bust. It is either long sleeved, short sleeved or sleeveless. The choli evolved as a form of clothing in 10th century AD and the first cholis

were only front covering; the back was always bare. Blouses of this type are still common in the state of Rajasthan. Today, there are numerous styles of cholis inspired by the booming Indian fashion industry.

The Ghaghra-Choli with their glittering mirror work is the most attractive. Ghaghra or Lahenga is a form of pleated skirt, which is

A Rajasthani lady (wearing Ghagra- Choli and silver bracelets) is dancing during the Gangaur Festival

worn along with Choli. It is designed to leave the back and midriff bare. The heads are however covered by a length of fine cotton known as "Odhni" or "Dupatta." This type of dresses is mainly worn by women in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Gujarat.

Another popular attire of women in India is the Salwar-Kameez, a sort of baggy pyjamas (trousers) and long flowing-shirt, which was originally worn by women in Kashmir and Punjab. It has now
Turban is a traditional Headwear of men in Rajasthan become the national dress worn by women across the country, thanks to its high comfort factor. In Lucknow, the baggy pajamas are replaced by tight and long leggings, Churidars that form many folds at the ankles.

Though the majority of Indian women wear traditional costumes, the most favoured dress for Indian men is western shirts and trousers. However, traditional men's clothing is also very popular in the country. For leisurewear, these include the traditional Kurta (a knee length collarless shirt) and Pyjama. On formal occasions the men bring out their Sherwanis - a long jacket with a Chinese collar, worn with Churidar pyjama.

In rural areas Lungi or Dhoti
(long piece of cloth wrapped around the legs) is most popular, which is worn along with Kameez or Kurta (shirt). Another traditional men's wear of the Indian villages is Turban, a symbol of prestige and pride. Anything, which is kept over the head, holds in itself a lot of sanctity. The colour, size, and style of a person's turban convey a lot about his social ranking. The larger the size of the turban, the higher the social hierarchy. And would ones' social hierarchy also derive itself from the colour of the turban...indeed yes!
 

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