The daintiness and softness that eastern attires exhibit with all their shades and demure cuts compliments the feminine figure in such a delicate way, which is undoubtedly not found in any other culture. The magnificence of the eastern culture is truly depicted through the dress code of its people, and women in particular. The perfect blend of the colors and cuts in the attire of an eastern woman enhances the elegance and sophistication yet adding style to her personality. Whether it is shalwar kameez, saree, gharara, sharara, churridar or lehanga, the dress of an eastern female, has a luxury and flair of its own.
The art-work and designing on the dresses has as huge variety of style and color as one can think of; from laces to minute thread-work, from sequins to beads and fancy buttons, and from appliqué to heavy gotta on the bridals; eastern woman has a variety to show-off her grace and style with.
The most popular dress among women is shalwar kameez and dupatta that completes the outfit. Shalwar kameez is equally popular among women of all ages, on all occasions; casual, semi-formal, formal and even weddings. It changes its style and cuts over the years, in terms of its length and volume. The art-works, prints and colors have a huge variety to choose from.
Saree has been in style since forever. It is its fashion and class that has made it popular not only in the east but west as well. It is specially admired on formal occasions. The beauty of a saree is that it can be dressed in many different ways. Its minute art-works on the pallu and the petticoat are immensely popular among eastern women.
Churridar is another graceful dress that has been known since ages and hasn’t lost its worth since then. It is worn with a long flared and voluminous frock. These days it is more popular among young girls on traditional occasions.
Gharara, sharara or a lehanga are a must for a bride on her big day. All of them are immensely voluminous, worn with a kurti, yet loaded with heavy art-work, which makes them even heavier. Very few colors were popular in the past; however, different colors, their combinations and contrasts are in fashion now.