Indian history is embedded with rich culture and heritage and is deeply rooted in traditions. As a result, traditional Indian clothing has always been in vogue.
From Chanderi to Patola, there is a wide range to choose from. ‘Traditional’ is now the new fashion trend, as the fashion sense evolves by the day.
The traditional Banarasi or Kanjivaram can be now used in fusion with the new look. Indian fashion is now hitting the ramps abroad as well; be it Paris or New York, they are all stunned.
Sarees in India come up in a variety of sari fabrics, graceful styles, beautiful prints, incompatible patterns, along with beadwork and studded stones with a palette of rainbow colors.
The imaginative fashion designers of today are in a lookout for ethnic designs that take us close to our cultural roots and remind us of the glorious past.
Traditional Kanjeevaram sarees - sarees that are never out of fashion, and are saris with a touch of class and grace. Elsewhere, the single & double Ikat Patola sari has been developed keeping in mind the emerging new trend and demand in the market.
The wedding saree or bridal saree is given a lot of importance in India. Previously it was compulsory for Indian brides to wear heavy Banarasi saree for her wedding but now it is not so. But still brides prefer to wear saris for their wedding because of the vivid and graceful look it gives.
Now-a-days net sarees are in fashion, so combination of pattern blouse with a net saree looks fabulous.
Wearing traditional is not at all considered old fashioned in today’s era. In fact, girls today look out for such wear to compliment their off-beat sense of fashion.
Bangles, anklets and silver ear rings go best with traditional wear, and add a distinct beauty to those wearing the same. Western fashion can never match this blend of simplicity and sophistication at the same time.
Not just saris, lehangas are a huge hit with Indian women - be it marriages, or other family events, they love to flaunt their lehangas with gusto. No other wear encompasses their sheer scale and beauty like a lehanga does.
Another aspect about Indian fabric is that it’s very light on the body. Intricate hand-work can make it look real heavy on the outside, but on the inside it will always remain light and easy to put on.
Given the vast range of colours to choose from, once can match it with accessories like dupatta, jute bags, bangles, wooden locket and even a classic Kohlapuri chappal; the rustier, the better!
Indian weaves are also wash friendly; repeated wash will have little effect on it’ pattern and longevity. In fact, they are low maintenance, and last as long as you want them to. They are resistant to day-to-day wear and tear as well.
The simplest way to look beautiful is by picking our favorite traditional wear, and leaving its grace and class do the rest for us!