Indian costumes have
earned their global recognition, on the strength of their beauty and elegance.
Many admire and love Indian costumes a lot, specially the costumes of
Tamil Nadu. Sarees have a special place in the costumes of Tamil Nadu,
and are an essential part of the state's heritage.
traditional costume for the Tamil Nadu women are saree and blouse, while
for the men, the traditional costume comprises of lungi or dhoti as the
lower garment, and angavasthram as the upper garment. Lungi is worn like
a sarong. However, nowadays, angavasthram is frequently replaced by a
shirt on the top. The western wear is gaining currency even in the traditional
society of Tamil Nadu, specially among the men, who now prefer to wear
shirts and trousers instead of lungi and angavasthram.
In Tamil Nadu, sarees
are available in various materials like cotton, chiffon, silk, georgette,
crepe silk, organza, Pattola silk, micro silk, etc. Kanchipuram silk sarees
of Tamil Nadu are very famous, and are worn by women on important formal
occasions or occasions of celebrations, like wedding. Sarees in Tamil
Nadu generally have lengths of five or six yards. There are also nine-yard
sarees, which is used mostly by the Brahmin community of the state, after
However, salwar kameez
has also become very popular among the ladies of Tamil Nadu. Salwar Kameez
is like a loose trouser where the top end is wide and the bottom is narrow.
Some salwars have shrink in the bottom which is called a 'churidhar'.
And the tops of these dresses are called as 'kameez'. Women also wear
embroidered saris, kurtis and salwars, etc. Kurtis is a top wear which
is very short. Its ends at knees and is now used along with jeans by many
women. And this is a very beautiful fusion. Many ladies from Tamil Nadu
and elsewhere in India prefer to wear this instead of a t-shirt, with
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