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Incredible Indian Fashion

Updated on August 30, 2011

Traditional Indian Clothing

Clothing is the best way to express yourself. Indian people express themselves a extensively through their clothing. India has been able to retain its culture over the centuries. India's traditional culture truly reflects through its breath-taking clothing. Indian women have got amazing bodies and the various traditional outfits only help in accentuating the looks of the beautiful Indian women.

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Salwar Kameez:

The Salwar Kameez originated from Jammu and Kashmir carried forward by the Muslim women and also extensively worn by the punjabi women of Punjab. Now the glamour of a salwar kammez is widespread all over India.

A Salwar is a bottom that can be worn in different shapes- either as a trouser, as churidar or as the ethnic loosely fitted salwar.

The kameez is the upper which can be either be ankle length or knee length. A kameez can either skin fitted or loose.

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The saree happens to be the most versatile garment which is about five to six yards in length in a rectangular shape. A saree can be jazzed up as various styles.

The saree is teamed up with a choli which is a very short piece of garment usually covering only the chest. The choli can be modified into many styles by increasing the length and the length of the sleeves.

A saree is one famous outfit which is worn on most of the Indian weddings and occasions.

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A Lehnga is like an ankle-length skirt which is accompanied by a short/long choli or a blouse. A lehnga is completed with a dupatta. a dupatta is a rectangular piece of cloth enhancing the look of the garment. A Lehnga is worn formally although it is a casual outfit for women of Rajasthan.

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Contemporary clothing:

Sarees, Lehngas and Salwar Kameez are very traditional Indian outfits. Today’s Indian woman is very experimental and is not afraid of jazzing up different cuts, styles, silhouettes and colors. Indian fashion now has emerged as more modern and experimental.


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      Devika12 6 years ago

      thank you people :-))

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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      What a joy to see these gorgeous outrfits! Sweet! I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. I must give this an “Up ONE and awesome.” I'm now your fan! RJ

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      padthai 6 years ago from Georgia

      Beautiful clothing & great explanations! Enjoyed this hub too.

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      Brianna W 6 years ago from East Coast

      Excellent hub! I am a big fashion person and it is fascinating to see what fashion is like in other cultures. The styles listed and pictured are absolutley beautiful. Enjoyed this hub!