A Different Sect of Fashion: Saris

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One of the most common clothing in India is a sari, and its styles for various occasions have multiplied greatly in modern times. The root of the word saree or sari is from Sanskrit, meaning “strip of cloth.” In different parts of the country, it is draped differently. For example, Gujurathis wear the a ghagra choli over the right shoulder instead of a sari over the left. There is also a half-sari, which is typically worn by younger girls. Common additions to a sari are bangles or necklaces.

Ghagra choli

Ghagra choli

Half-sari

Half-sari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common fabrics for saris:

Silk – (typically worn at) weddings, happy occasions or religious festivals

Chiffon – evening wear, parties

Georgette – evening wear, parties

Net – latest fashion

Silk

Silk

Chiffon

Chiffon

Silk

Silk

Chiffon

Chiffon

Chiffon

Chiffon

Georgette

Georgette

Chiffon

Chiffon

Chiffon

Chiffon

Cotton

Cotton

Georgette

Georgette

Net

Net

Pure chiffon

Pure chiffon

Pure silk

Pure silk

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