India has long been renowned for its vivid colors and elegant materials making fashion and style the perfect match. The customary Mysore garment of a deep black stretched coat and pearly white trousers, with golden lace wrapped around the turban is considered the famous Mysore Peta.
A traditional dhoti embroidered with golden zari at the edge of the material is also draped by men around the waist, which adds appeal to the overall appearance. The traditional women of Mysore dress under a vibrant sari, soaked in the highest quality of flawless silk then embroidered by hand in threads of goldand otherassorted metallic shadesof colored silk thread.
Fashion in India varies on the contrasting ethnicity, geography, climate and cultural groups of each region. Traditionally, both male and female fashion has progressed from simple Langotas, and loincloths to cover the body into complex costumes not only used in daily wear but also on ceremonial affairs. In the urban setting, Indian fashion has turned western clothing into a common everyday style worn by majority of people from all social classes.
India also has diversification in way of weaves, fibers, colors and textiles for fashion. Specific color regulations are adhered in the fashion industry based on religion and ritual concerns. For example, Hindu women wear pure white garments to indicate mourning, while most western cultures wear white at weddings. The styles of Indian fashion also encompasses various works of embroidery into their fashion.
Customary Indian saree fashion called ‘Nivi’ is the classic saree draping choice of India, and most swear by this fashion. First originated from the people of Andhra Pradesh, this simple, yet practical, style has now been accepted by women throughout India. It is a versatile style, which makes it a universal choice by all. Just need is a fashionable saree, a superbly fitting blouse and complementing accessories to go ‘Nivi’, and your set in Indian fashion.
Nowadays though the conventional clothing like saree and dhothi is still used western garments has become widespread. Particularly among the younger age group western clothes have become more popular as they are more expedient and easy to preserve. Conventional clothing is used only of special occasions like festivals, weddings etc. Young men prefer exhausting western trousers to the conventional dhoti though they may use it within the limitations of their homes. Youthful girls too favor to wear the salwar-khameez instead of the traditional langa (long skirt) and dhavani (half saree). However the older generation continues to wear traditional clothing namely the saree and dhoti. Mysore is famous for its silks. Silk sarees continue to be a favorite among women of all generations. The cost of a Mysore silk Saree can vary from a few hundreds to a few thousands.
These costumes due to factors like soothe as well as stylishness have succeeded in toward the inside the global garment markets who have witnessed sky rocketing demand as well as sales of these costumes. The overseas ample have welcomed these costumes as they cause to be an intelligence of crowned heads, attraction and pride to the wearer.
Famous Dresses for Women in Karnataka:
- Arani silks
- Raw Silk saris
- Chiffon sarees
- Kora silks
- Crepe silk sarees
- Patola sarees
- Mysore Silk sarees
Costumes of Men in Karnataka
The traditional dress for men is Lungi. It is worn under the waist below a shirt. To cover the shoulder men take over Angavastram. During festive seasons or special occasions, men wear Panche which looks like a Dhoti. Mysore Peta is a conventional headdress for men.