10 Traditional Dresses of India

Nowadays, in this phase of fashion, almost all the people around the world wear the same clothes and they also change with time. Western culture was transported to every corner of the world during the British rule itself, but even now some residents of each place are seen wearing veneer according to their ancestors and circumstances. These clothes are their traditional attire. Just like music and food, every country, state or place has its own traditional dress, India, the amazing land of diversity, is an embodiment of beautiful traditional styles. Here, each region has its own separate identity, and dresses play an important role here. Each Indian state has its own traditional fashion sense. So here we are presenting a collection of traditional dresses from India. These dresses are according to climatic conditions, geography, ethnicity, tradition, and cultural backgrounds of their regions. They are sewn, embroidered, or stitched in unique designs that make them look charming and unique in their own way. These traditional dresses represent the places they belong to and anyone may identify people and their region from these dresses. These ethnic dresses have earned admirers from all over the world who sometimes purchase them and preserve them as precious souvenirs when they visit these regions. These traditional dresses are in fact the identity and soul of their land.


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Saree

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76 Votes
साड़ी 2

A sari (sometimes also shari or misspelled as saree) is a women’s garment from the Indian subcontinent that consists of an unstitched drape varying from 4.5 to 9 metres (15 to 30 feet) in length and 600 to 1,200 millimetres (24 to 47 inches) in breadth that is typically wrapped around the waist,...Read More

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Salwar and kameez

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54 Votes
सलवार और कमीज 3

Shalwar kameez (also salwar kameez and less commonly shalwar qameez) is a traditional combination dress worn by women, and in some regions by men, in South Asia, and Central Asia.Shalwars are trousers which are atypically wide at the waist but which narrow to a cuffed bottom. They are held up by a...Read More

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Sherwani

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54 Votes
शेरवानी 4

Sherwani is a long coat-like garment worn in the Indian subcontinent, very similar to a Western frock coat or a Polish and Lithuanian żupan. Originally associated with Muslim aristocracy during the period of British rule, it is worn over a kurta with the combination of either a churidar, a dhoti,...Read More

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Kurta–Pajama

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43 Votes
कुर्ता-पजामा 5

Kurta pajama is a traditional Indian dress which is very popular and favorite dress among men of India. Another form of kurta pajama is the more popular Margani suit in places like Srinagar. This combination is also a favorite for festivals, celebrations or evenings with family.Kurtas are available...Read More

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Ghagra Choli

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37 Votes
घाघरा चोली 6

Gagra choli or ghagra choli, which is also known as lehenga choli and locally as chaniya choli, is the traditional clothing of women from Indian Subcontinent, notable in Indian states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu...Read More

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Lungi

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33 Votes
लुंगी 7

The Lungi or Tahband is a type of sarong that originated in the Indian subcontinent, it is a skirt-like ethnic wear and lower garment wrapped around the waist, usually below the belly. Apart from India, lungis are also worn in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Bangladesh and Nepal. It is also known as a longyi...Read More

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Sharara

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32 Votes
शरारा 8

The lehenga, lehnga or langa, (also known as Ghagra or gagra, Chaniya, Pavadai and Lacha) is a form of full ankle-length skirt worn by women in India. It has long been part of the Hindu tradition and was believed to awaken the spiritual chakras of the body. It is secured at the waist and leaves the...Read More

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Dhoti

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30 Votes
धोती 9

The dhoti, also known as panche, vesti, dhuti, mardani, chaadra, dhotar or panchey, is a type of sarong that outwardly resembles trousers. It is a lower garment forming part of the national or ethnic costume for men in the Indian subcontinent. The dhoti is fashioned out of a rectangular piece of unstitched...Read More

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Pheran

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21 Votes
फेरान 10

Pheran or Phiran is the traditional outfit for both males and females in Kashmir. The pheran consist of two gowns, one over the other. The traditional pheran extends to the feet, which was popular up to the late 19th century C.E. However, a relatively modern variation of the pheran extends to below...Read More

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Puanchei

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21 Votes
पुंछी 11
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