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Womens - Sarees, Salwar Kameez, Tunics(Kurtis), Lehenga Choli

Just as we have plenty of attires to offer to men, we do have an endless range of sarees, salwar-kameez, kurtis/tunics and lehenga-cholis to offer to women, to make them look pretty and feel beautiful. Our e-store is a one- stop shop for all kinds of Indian ethnic attires that women desire. With amazing varieties, numerous fabrics, and authentic designs and craftsmanship for all the below mentioned traditional Indian attires, we have something in store for every woman. Sarees are one of the most elegant attires of women that define their femininity and enhance their elegance, glamour, and aura. A saree – as most of us know – is typically a long strip of unstitched cloth that is native to the Indian sub- continent. Ranging from four to nine yards in length, and about two to four feet in breadth, a saree is basically divided into three parts, namely: the pallu, the border, and the body. The pallu is that portion which is usually left to rest over the shoulder, while the border and body make up the rest portions of the entire cloth. It is worn over a petticoat (a long skirt that has a string to adjust its fit around the waist, also termed as lehenga in north, pavada in south, chaniya in the west, and shaya in the east), and a body- fitting blouse or a choli (an upper-body top that can be classified as traditional or designer). Traditional blouses have a simple design and cut, short sleeves, and deep necks, whereas designer blouses have cuts and styles that are fancy, unique, and more contemporary. Most regions have developed their popular style of draping a saree, and each of these numerous styles successfully magnifies the grace and charm of a woman. Apart from classifying the draping styles based on regions, sarees are also classified based on their fabric and designs. Bridal sarees are heavily embroidered and stone-studded sarees that are worn by women on their auspicious wedding day. Bollywood style sarees are sarees that reflect the fashions and trends prevailing in the Bollywood industry that make a woman feel like a star. Designer sarees have creative and artistic designs and styles that showcase authentic craftsmanship, lehenga-style sarees have a flare towards the bottom, and casual sarees are those simple and elegant sarees that a woman can wear on a daily basis. What came up as a convenient and modest alternative to the traditional sarees was the South and Central Asian salwar- kameez that was happily adopted by women across the sub-continent! Popular originally in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the salwar-kameez was soon in demand the world over, owing to the comfort and grace it offered. The salwar is a loose pajama-like trouser that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom and usually has elastic or a drawstring (nada) attached to it that helps in tying the salwar on the waist for a perfect fit. The kameez on the other hand is a long knee-length like shirt with a western-style collar, similar to a kurti or a tunic, and has side seams left open from below the waist-line. Most kameez have full sleeves, while some modern-day ones have sleeves that vary in their lengths. The salwar-kameez is the attire that can be worn on all formal, casual, and traditional occasions, irrespective of their scale. Casual salwar-kameez is apt to be worn on regular days and gatherings, while traditional salwar-kameez is perfect when one has to attend traditional and festive events. Party-wear salwar-kameez is one that is fancy and stylish whereas designer salwar-kameez is heavily stitched attire that is made of high-quality fabric and premium designing materials apt to be worn in auspicious occasions. As India is adopting westernization in every aspect, fashion experts too have come up with attire that is traditional by nature but has a tint of westernization in it. This attire is the very comfortable and stylish kurti/tunic. A traditional kurti or tunic consists of a regular fabric piece that has a few inserts, simple designs, and simple cuts. Its sleeves are long enough to reach the wrist and have a broad cut throughout, that is, they do not narrow downwards unlike many western-cut sleeves. It does not have a collar, have side seams left open, and may or may not have buttons in the front depending on the design. Such a stitch that is peculiar with the traditionally designed kurtis provides a good amount of freedom to the wearer. A modern kurti or tunic has a contemporary design and cut, the sleeve length and cut of which varies. Such kurtis/tunic have a stand-up or a straight collar, varying lengths and inserts, and offer a comparatively proper fit to the wearer, thus enhancing the overall personality. The kurtis/tunic can be worn on any festival, occasion, or gatherings, depending on the fabric and designs chosen, and this is possible because they are simple yet elegant, very comfortable, and clearly showcase the feminine side of women by preserving their integrity and customs. Another popular women’s attire is the lehenga-choli or ghagra- choli that is ancient Indian attire prominently worn by women in the northern land of the sub-continent. The lehenga- choli was worn by women before the salwar-kameez was introduced. It is a combination of a lehenga (a long, embroidered, and pleated skirt that is made of vibrant colored fabrics such as cotton, chiffon, silk, georgette, crepe, brocade, satin, khadi etc having a drawstring (nada) to be tied around the waist for a good fit and flares towards the bottom to provide ample room for movement), and a tight choli (a midriff bearing blouse-like garment with short sleeves and a low back neck that is stitched to fit the body well. It is so cut and designed that it allows exposure of the navel). This attire is coupled with a dupatta of contrasting colors that is draped in many fashions as per one’s customs and preferences. Today, this attire is majorly worn during rituals and festivals, but owing to the elegance and a stunning look that it offers, it is also the preferred traditional outfit of many brides in India.