Today we will discuss about traditional dresses of India with pictures. There are many types of dresses that are traditional in India, as India consist of 29 different types of states. Thus, every state has its two dresses, one for men and one for women. The trend of these dresses will never get off and these dresses have their own different combination of different colors.
Dhoti and Kurta
Famous states for the traditional dress dhoti and kurta are Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan. Dhoti is a large piece of cloth which is wrapped around the waist and is tucked between the legs and usually its color is white. The women’s traditional dress is saree, it is famous in Andhra Pradesh and also it is famous traditionally in whole India. Also, men can be found in various types of kurtas and the typical Himachali Cap. The Rajput males wear Kurtas and body-hugging ‘Churidaars’ as their traditional dress.
Dhoti Gamosa & Mekhela Chador
Dhoti Gamosa & Mekhela Chador are the famous traditional dress of Assam. These are an article of significance for the indigenous people of Assam. This is generally a white rectangular piece of cloth with a red border. Dhoti Gamosa is the dress for men and for Assamese women, the dress is Mekehla Chador. Mekhela chador means a sari that is white with a red border on all the sides. These dresses are Hand-Woven dresses.
Sherwani is very popular traditional dress of India. Mostly, people wear this traditional dress on occasion, especially in the winter season. This is usually wear during wedding season. This Dress is famous in many states such as Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujrat, etc.
Goa Dress & Nauvari
The men in goa usually wear brightly colored shirts, half pants, and bamboo hats which look so beautiful and colorful. The women of goa wear Nav Vari which is a 9-yard saree studded with precious stones and word with beautiful accessories. Other women’s traditional costumes are ‘Pano Bhaju’ which also looks very pretty.
Chrono Kediyu & Chaniyo Choli
Chrono Kediyu & Chaniyo choli is a well known traditional dress of Gujrat. Men wear Chrono and Kediyu. But Nowadays instead of wearing this traditional dress, people dress in modern apparel.
The women of Gujrat wear Chaniyo Choli. The Chaniyo is a colored Petticoat embroidered with glass pieces. And the choli is a colored piece of coarse cloth that covers the upper body part.
Lungi & Silk Saree
The traditional dress for men in Karnataka is Lungi, which is a lower-body dress. The Lungi is worn under the waist below a shirt. Mysore Peta is a conventional headdress for men. The Traditional dress clothing for women in Karnataka is a saree made of silk. The silk saree is very smooth to touch and it looks so beautiful on women.
Mundu & Mundum Neriyathum
Mundu & Mundum Neriyathum is a very popular southern region traditional dress of India. This male dress is worn on the lower part of the body and also it is a long garment tucked around the waist, and it reaches their ankles. The ‘Kerala saree’ or the Mundum Neriyathum is the traditional dress of Kerala women. Mundum Neriyathum is divided into two pieces, Mundum is draped on the lower body part and the Neriyathum is worn over a blouse.
Bundi Pagri & Innaphi Phanek
These traditional dresses for both men and women are famous in Manipur. Dhotis of men size are four and a half meters long which paired with the smart jackets or Bundis. Headgear is a white pagri or turban.
Innaphi and Phanek are the Manipur traditional dress for females in Manipur. A skirt called a Phanek and a dupatta or shawl called Innaphi which is covers all the chest part. The dress is woven with a hand in horizontal lines.
Jymphong & Jainsem
For Men, the traditional dress name is Jymphong. It has a longish sleeveless coat without the collar and it is fastened by thongs in front. It shows their own culture in these Indian outfits.
For the Females dress is called the Jainsem or Dhara, both of which are rather elaborate with several pieces of cloth, giving the body a cylindrical shape. The woman also wears a blouse and an unstitched ‘lungi’ like cloth which is known as ‘Dakamanda’.
Puran & Kawarchei
Puran & Kawarchei are the popular dress of Mizoram. Mizo men drape themselves in an almost seven or eight feet long and five or six wide cloth-piece. Some additional cloth is used one on top along with a white coat which comes down from the throat enveloping till the thighs.
Women of Mizoram love to wear ‘Puran’ which is the most favorite dress in Mizoram. Mizo girls a must wear this during weddings and festivals. The shades in the attire or costumes are white & black. There is some kind of synthetic fur present in the black portion of the textile. Kawrchei is a fabulous blouse for Mizo girls.
Punjabi Traditional Dress
Punjabi Men wear the Tehmat & Kurta, which is the replacement of the kurta and pajamas, and it’s especially popular Muktsari style in India and this style is originated from state Punjab.
The traditional dresses in India for the Punjabi woman’s name is salwar suits which are the replacement of the traditional Punjabi Ghagra. The Punjabi Suit is made up of kurta or kameez and a straight-cut salwar. The Patiala salwar is also a popular dress in India.
Rajasthani Traditional Dress
The Men of Rajasthan wear Dhotis, Kurta, Angarkha, and Safa or Paggar ( Kind of turban Headgear). Traditional Chudidar-Pajamas ( Puckered trousers) frequently replace dhotis in different regions of India.
Women wear Ghagra (long skirt) and Kanchali(top). Moreover, the dress style changes with the lengths and breaths of vast Rajasthan. Dhoti is worn in different ways in Hadoti (Bundi area) Marwar (Jodhpur area) or Shekhawati (Jaipur area).