Indian clothing

Clothing in India varies according to the ethnicity, geography, climate and cultural traditions of the peoples of each region of India.

Historically, men’s and women’s clothing has evolved from simple kaupinam, langota, dhoti, lungi, saree, gamucha and pagnes to cover the body to develop costumes used not only in everyday clothing but also at parties, rituals and dance performances . In urban areas, Western clothing is common and uniformly worn by people of all levels of society.

India also has a great diversity in terms of weaves, fibers, colors and clothing materials. Sometimes, color codes are tracked in clothing according to the religion and ritual involved. Clothing in India also includes the wide variety of Indian embroidery, engravings, handicrafts, embellishments, and clothing styles. A wide mix of traditional Indian clothing and western styles can be seen in India.