Traditional dresses are known to represent the culture and simplicity of India. Our traditional wear for men and women has inspired many designers across the globe and our tradition is growing in popularity and stature. Traditional dressed are suited for every occasion. With a number of cultures and traditions within India, every territory specializes in its own traditional wear. Here we look at the best and most stylish traditional outfits in India.
10. Kurta – Pyjama
The kurta pyjama is a favorite among the men of India. This combination is a favorite during festivals, celebrations, or even just an evening out with the family. The kurta can be teamed with either a pyjama or a churidaar or even your favorite pair of denims. Another variation of the kurta pyjama is the pathani suit worn more famously in places like Srinagar.
This is the most common traditional attire worn in southern India. Most lungi’s are made from cotton or silk and they are the perfect attire during summers. Lungi’s are worn by men in South India for almost any occasion.
Farmers have been known to make the dhoti as famous attire. The dhoti can be seen in various parts of western India and northern India and is commonly worn by men. Recently, the dhoti has become a fashion statement during wedding ceremonies and even parties.
The pheran is the traditional dress of Kashmir. A full-length gown, which is popular among men and women, is seen a lot at the northern tip of India. This gown is particularly useful to protect against the cold weather of the snowy mountains surrounding Kashmir.
The puanchei is a traditional dress worn by women in Mizoram. This dress can be seen during marriage ceremonies or festival celebrations. The puanchei is also worn along with the kawrechi, blouse for girls, while the famous bamboo dance is performed.