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Note: Not all of these garments are originally Indian, but they are commonly worn in India.
|Salwar - The loose
fitting pants, usually with gathers (churidar style) or a sort of a band-cuff
(salwar style) at the ankles.
Kameez - A usually knee or below knee length dress-like shirt, that is usually split on both sides to about the waist, and sewn to flatter feminine curves, although some are "modest cut" for those who prefer it.
Kurta - A plain collarless, knee length shirt that is generally worn by men. The shorter version, called a kurti is generally worn by women.
Dhoti - A draped version of shorts or pants. There are many styles from casual to formal.
Dupatta - The long scarf, usually about 2 to 5 metres, that almost always comes with any salwar kameez or lehenga choli set.
|Bindi - A dot or sticker worn on the forehead to stimulate and/or highlight the "third eye". Click here to read more about it.|
Shop for Indian Clothing Online:
Bindi and AccessoriesProfoundia - Traditional and unique bindi, tikka, and Indian jewelry, gifts, and accessories.
Sarees and Indian ClothingUtsav Sarees - Buy from a website that represents actual seamstresses, tailors, and weavers. Custom and pre sized garments for women, kids, and men.
Islamic Salwar Kameez:Al Hannah - Islamic clothing in children's, regular, and plus sizes.
Informative Articles and Sites:
Institute of Draped Clothes - A UK based organization archiving and studying draped clothing styles all over the world. LOTS of information on the sari.
Sari Safari Gallery - Images of various sari styles.
©2006 Nicole Lasher