Traditionally the dress for Indian women devoid of caste, creed and culture is sari. Sari (saree) is a four to nine yard unstitched garment draped in different styles and worn on an upper stitched garment called choli/blouse.Though sari is popularly believed to be the traditional dress for Indian women, there are other dresses that are either region specific or culture specific which are also considered to be part of Indian traditional dresses.In Kerala an older version of sari called Mundum Neriyathum is the traditional dress, where Mundu forms the lower garment and Neriyathu is the upper garment.
South Indian Sarees are from a different League altogether.They come with alluri patters done on the borders and all of them look so vibrant and colourful that all women are dazzled by the way these sarees are presented.The designers focus in impressing the people feeding the eyewith unique designs that they probably haven’t done for any other Saree.
Since our childhood, we all know “SAREE” very well, as an all time favorite female dress. It does not need an introduction. A traditional, but extremely popular outfit for women, since ancient times to the modern times. Starting from a traditional outfit, to a journey of a glamorous party dress. A piece of cloth of 5 to 9 yards in length, so popular that, it is worn from the poor to the richest class of the society. So many different ways to wear, so many fabrics, so many designs. If I keep telling about Saree, probably a whole book will become smaller to narrate the whole story of Sari.
In spite of the wide spread use of the Sari, the modern society is now changing the style of women’s clothing. Saree’s are still being worn in a wide section of mature and traditional women, however the modern women is limiting the use of Sari in the special occasions only. In marriages, festivals or in classy partys and functions, they are still being used as an up class designer dress.