Indian Clothing Past to Present

    In India clothing style varies from state to state and region to region. Over a decade ago Men’s and Women’s are wearing simple clothes (langotas and loincloths) to cover the body. There cloths are same for all not only for daily use, but for the festival too.

India has a great variety in terms of fabric, colors, threads, etc. Along with this the color codes or meaning in cloths are different bases of religion and ritual concerned, for instance; In Hindu, ladies white clothes indicate mourning, while in Parsis and Christian’s people prefer wearing white clothes on the wedding.

As years passed Indian clothing style changed. Men are stated wearing clothes like dhoti-kurta and women’s are wearing sarees with different style. These cloths are mostly made up of cotton. Because of dry and hot summer, cotton clothes are well adopted by Indians. Along with this, in other regions and state of India, people start wearing some different patterns of cloths like in Maharashtra- Saree (9 waree and 6 waree), in panjab- salwar kameez, in Rajasthan- ghagra  choli, in south India- pattu pavadi, and many more.

After, some decades as thinking of people grows up they started doing innovation in their clothing. They started doing work on cloth with different types of threads like, cotton, silk, nylon, resham, rayon, zari, etc. These works on material is known as embroidery work, zari work, resham work, etc.

For the Last 10 years, Indian clothing style seems changing drastically. More and more variety of designs, patterns, material, colors, and fabric are used for making clothes. Now days, India is known as one of the largest fashion market in the world. Because, here one can get large variety of designs, patterns and colors in clothes. Fashion designers in India have blended several elements of Indian traditional designs into conventional western wear to create a unique style of contemporary Indian fashion. Like salwar kamees become chudidar and anarkali suits, ghagra choli become lehenga saree and many more. Along with this, new style of clothes hit in the market like gown, which can wear on formal affairs, parties, function; Miniskirts; Jeans; trousers; Kurtis; etc.