Indian culture is well known over the world specifically for it's diversity and yet unity. Diversity can be seen in India right from language to food, clothing to festivals, traditions to religion, what not.
But one thing is common overall states...it's the ethnic women wear. Right from south to north, from east to west, the fondness for salwar kameez, ghagras, kurtas and sarees can be seen everywhere. Irrespective of caste and culture these section of clothing can be seen worn commonly by almost all women in the society ranging from the high end fashion fiesta to the ordinary middle class women. Ofcourse, the style and choice may vary at every step. Ethnic clothing has not only gained popularity in India but also it's becoming favourite among foreigners. The designers who design these traditional clothes do an incredible job. This is the reason why women ethnic clothing market is booming day by day.
The traditionally renowned Salwar-Kurta or the Salwar-Kameez was originated from the Mughal era where Muslim women followed the practice of wearing divided garments. And since then, bottoms have seen a lot of variations from time to time. Chudidar, salwars, modern day pants continuously come and go according to the changing time's fashion demands. But still, they are always evergreen. The comfort level is also one of the great reasons why they never stop to be in trend.
The Lehengas are another example of ethnic clothing whose origins hauls from Mughal generations. It highly defines Indian richness in ethnicity and cultural values which proves its existence till date. Ghaghra cholis are much preferred ethnic wear in many states of India. Gradually modified the style, and long ethnic skirts with blouses became trendy in today's time.
The Saree is one Indian dress that enjoys worldwide popularity. The UNESCO praises it as “valuable Indian contribution to the world’s cultural heritage and diversity”. Artisans across the country make use of locally available resources to produce sarees, which are a masterpiece in their own self. The beautiful weaves and designs on sarees makes one wonder about the creativity of these weavers. Different regions of India have different specialities and variety of sarees.
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