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Indian fashions today have become popular all over the world. Fashion designers have modified the traditional Indian dresses to suit western needs. For instance the six yard sari's have given birth to long skirts that give the image of wearing an elegant sari but use only a fraction of the cloth. In India one of the popular formal dresses today is called a Lehenga. While in the past women in India usually wore a sari as a wedding dress, the Lehenga has now become the choice of many brides. A Lehenga custom ordered can cost as much as five lakh rupees (US$ 12500) depending on the work done on the Lehenga. The Lehenga Choli is a popular combination amongst teenagers in India and abroad. Hundreds of thousands of Indians now live abroad and Indian fashions are in style worldwide. Sari - The most popular traditional dress of India Sari's have been always identified with India. As soon as a women is seen wearing a sari overseas the first thing that comes to mind is that the person wearing the sari must be from India. However many other countries also identify themselves with the Sari dress. Pakistan being one of them. There are various styles to wear a sari. Sari's are worn with a blouse and there are numerous styles of blouses that keep coming out. Blouses with sleeves, without sleeves, semi back or full open back. Sari's come in a variety of cloths and are usually enhanced by various styles of needle hand work. Sari's are made of a six yard long piece of cloth. How does one wear a sari? There is no simple answer to this. Many different states in India have different styles and sometimes I hear that people can identify the origin of a person from the way she is wearing a sari. The photograph shown on the right side Sis supposed to be a sari worn in a style that is popular in the Indian state of Gujarat. Some sari,s have embroidery work done on it. As most embroidery is done by hand the cost of a sari goes up with the amount of hand work done. SILK SARI (Also called Saree) Saris that are made from silk are popular in places such as Bangalore a city in India. Bangalore silk sari's  are a popular variety of silk sari's. When one talks of silk sari's there are several different varieties of silk. Different parts of India have their own varieties of silk. Some sari's are also made with artificial silk. These are cheaper and when buying a silk sari you should remember that the it is up to the customer to ensure they are getting what they are paying for. Salwar Kameez Suits Salwar Kameez suit is another dress that is identified with India. Salwar suits are also popular in Pakistan. This dress has gone through many changes in style as the years go by. Contrary to popular belief that only women wear salwar kameez suits. Some men also wear suits called salwar kameez. The stitching styles of course are different for men and women. Many women prefer Salwar suits than as they feel that Sari's are often considered a formal dress mode. For a casual look some women prefer the Salwar Kameez suit. These suits supposedly give more freedom of movement than a sari does. The Salwar suits are somewhat comparable to the pant suit modern pant suits. With new styles coming out it sometimes is difficult to distinguish between a Salwar Kameez and a pant suit. Salwar Kameez suits consist of the upper part called the Kameez and the pant part called the Salwar. There is also a stole called 'Chunni' that traditionally was a part of the salwar kameez set. However, many women choose not to use the chunni. Salwar suits also are made with a variety of cloths. The price depends on the type of cloth material used and the extra work like embroidery etc done on the garments. Many retailers are now selling Salwar suits on-line as Internet sales of such goods have become popular. As in sari's there are many different styles of salwar suits. Styles often represent a region of the country. Different styles depend on the geographical part where the style is prominent. For instance Punjabi Style salwar suits would be the style associated with Punjab. In India women usually get salwar suits custom tailored. However this trend is gradually changing and today many shops sell ready made suits. Ready made garments are indeed quite popular as new styles are introduced quite often. While in the past tailoring costs were quite cheap in India, costs are gradually going up for tailoring and in many cases it is now cheaper to buy ready made garments than to get them stitched. With ready made garments you have the advantage of trying the garment to see the exact fit before buying. Where as when it comes to custom made the finished product would depend on the tailors skill and one cannot complain after the garment has been stitched.
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Fashions from India . . . Sari

Salwar Suits  -  Jewellery

Indian fashions today have become popular all over the world. Fashion designers have  modified the traditional Indian dresses to suit western needs. For instance the six yard sari's have given birth to long skirts that give the image of wearing an elegant sari but use only a fraction of the cloth. In India one of the popular formal dresses today is called a Lehenga. While in the past women in India usually wore a sari as a wedding dress, the Lehenga has now become the choice of many brides. A Lehenga custom ordered can cost as much as five lakh rupees (US$ 12500) depending on the work done on the Lehenga. The Lehenga Choli is a popular combination amongst teenagers in India and abroad. Hundreds of thousands of Indians now live abroad and Indian fashions are in style worldwide. Sari - The most popular traditional dress of India Sari's have been always identified with India. As soon as a women is seen wearing a sari overseas the first thing that comes to mind is that the person wearing the sari must be from India. However many other countries also identify themselves with the Sari dress. Pakistan being one of them. There are various styles to wear a sari. Sari's are worn with a blouse and there are numerous styles of blouses that keep coming out. Blouses with sleeves, without sleeves, semi back or full open back. Sari's come in a variety of  cloths and are usually enhanced by various styles of needle hand work. Sari's are made of a six yard long piece of cloth. How does one wear a sari? There is no simple answer to this. Many different states in India have different styles and sometimes I hear that people can identify the origin of a person from the way she is wearing a sari. The photograph shown on the right side  Sis supposed to be a sari worn in a style that is popular in the Indian state of Gujarat. Some sari,s have embroidery work done on it. As most embroidery is done by hand the cost of a sari goes up with the amount of hand work done. SILK SARI (Also called Saree) Saris that are made from silk are popular in places such as Bangalore a city in India. Bangalore silk sari's  are a popular variety of silk sari's. When one talks of silk sari's there are several different varieties of silk. Different parts of India have their own varieties of silk. Some sari's are also made with artificial silk. These are cheaper and when buying a silk sari you should remember that the it is up to the customer to ensure they are getting what they are paying for. Salwar Kameez Suits Salwar Kameez suit is another dress that is identified with India. Salwar suits are also popular in Pakistan. This dress has gone through many changes in style as the years go by. Contrary to popular belief that only women wear salwar kameez suits. Some men also wear suits called salwar kameez. The stitching styles of course are different for men and women. Many women prefer Salwar suits than as they feel that Sari's are often considered a formal dress mode. For a casual look some women prefer the Salwar Kameez suit. These suits supposedly give more freedom of movement than a sari does. The Salwar suits are somewhat comparable to the pant suit modern pant suits. With new styles coming out it sometimes is difficult to distinguish between a Salwar Kameez and a pant suit. Salwar Kameez suits consist of the upper part called the Kameez and the pant part called the Salwar. There is also a stole called 'Chunni' that traditionally was a part of the salwar kameez set. However, many women choose not to use the chunni. Salwar suits also are made with a variety of cloths. The price depends on the type of cloth material used and the extra work like embroidery etc done on the garments. Many retailers are now selling Salwar suits on-line as Internet sales of such goods have become popular. As in sari's there are many different styles of salwar suits. Styles often represent a region of the country. Different styles depend on the geographical part where the style is prominent. For instance Punjabi Style salwar suits would be the style associated with Punjab. In India women usually get salwar suits custom tailored. However this trend is gradually changing and today many shops sell ready made suits. Ready made garments are indeed quite popular as new styles are introduced quite often. While in the past tailoring costs were quite cheap in India, costs are gradually going up for tailoring and in many cases it is now cheaper to buy ready made garments than to get them stitched. With ready made garments you have the advantage of trying the garment to see the exact fit before buying. Where as when it comes to custom made the finished product would depend on the tailors skill and one cannot complain after the garment has been stitched.
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