Traditional Indian Wear for the Festive Season


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Traditional Indian Wear for the Festive Season

Traditional Indian Dresses

Fashion trends come and go, but traditional style in dressing is always for keeps. Indian traditional dresses score very high in the elegance factor and look stunningly splendid on Indian women. Wearing traditional Indian outfits with matching accessories instantly uplifts the mood of the wearer and the amazement of the onlooker. Rightly accessorised, the traditional garb takes on a modern twist and looks fab and fashionable. So in a world of ever-shifting trends, choosing tradition and ethnicity over modern and avant-garde puts one on the pedestal of upholding culture and heritage, and also keeping our roots intact and identity unique.

Saree, Half Saree

By far, the most popular dress in India is the iconic Saree. In recent times the “who who” of the most influential fields like politics, cinema, and corporate life have put the saree on the world’s fashion map and raised its fame to that of a cult status. 

With six yards of sheer magic, the saree caters to every budget and it is comfortable, airy, and trendy to wear. Sarees come in more than a handful of types and textures - Kanchipurams, Banarasis, and Patolas, just to point out a few.

The half saree or “Dhaavani” (in Tamil) is worn over a “Paavadai” (skirt) and is popular with peppy teenage girls, giving them an air of young sophistication. It could be of silk or cotton, plain or with embroidery, stonework, or jari work.

Salwar Kameez

What we wear showcases our attitude, class, and culture, and there is nothing to beat a salwar suit in doing that. Convenient and easy to wear for any occasion, the charm and glam of a salwar suit make a loud fashion statement, whatever the occasion or place. Accessorised with matchy or contrast dupattas, the oomph factor of the salwar suit is upped by many notches. The salwar can be pant-like, palazzo, Patiala style, sharara, loose-fitting, or churidar type, each having its own unique beauty. The kameez can be straight cut, Anarkali, frock type, Angarkha, jacket style, front slit, or any of these – choose your own style and rock in it.

Set Mundu Mekhela Chador

The pearly white, ethereal, set mundus of Kerala are beautiful and convenient to wear in the hot and humid Kerala weather. A woman dressed in a set mundu with golden Jhumkas dangling from her ears, a bindi spot of Chandan applied on her forehead, and kohl lining her wide beautiful eyes presents a perfect picture of feminine grace.

Mekhala Chador

The two-piece, half-saree-like dress worn by the indigenous Assamese women called “Mekhela Chador” has peaked in the popularity charts in recent times. Made of Assamese Muga or Eri silk, which is shimmery, opalescent, and extremely durable, the Mekhela Chador paints a classic portrait of the women wearing it.

The Festival of Lights - Diwali, is around the corner and this is the joyous time of primping up our wardrobes by letting go of the old and bringing in the new. Be it the gorgeous Salwar, Tussar silk saree, Madhubani-art saree, pavadai-dhaavani, or whatever is on your “must buy” list, Tulsi Madras beckons you with its riveting range of sarees and dress materials. So, come have your pick and shine on in the festive season with a spell-binding sparkle.