10 Most Beautiful Traditional Costumes of Indian Women

Traditional Clothing in India depends on the different ethnicity and region, female clothing has evolved from simple  to western but festive occasions and ritual concerned still follow by traditional costumes of Indian women. India also has a great diversity in terms of material, Dress,weaves and costumes such as Saree, Churidaar,Phulkari and the latest Lehenga Style Sarees.



Saree or Sari is traditional garment for the women of India, wrapped around the waist and over the shoulder. The Saree is worn over petticoat and blouse, Sari is regarded as a symbol of grace in cultures of the Indian subcontinent.

Mundum Neriyathum
Nauvari Saree


Lehenga is the most popular wedding dress for Indian brides, a form of skirt with traditional embroidery, Gota Patti and pleated. Lehenga style saree is a new trend of saree introduced in India, a blend of the traditional saree and a lehenga choli.

Ghagra Choli

Gagra choli also known as Lehenga choli is one of the most popular costumes of Indian women, and traditional clothing of women from the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Choli is a type of blouse worn at upper body,Lehenga, Chaniya or Ghagra is a type of skirt worn as the bottom portion and Dupatta is large scarf worn with the lehenga choli and also with Shalwar Kameez.

  • Ghagra
  • Chaniya
  • Choli
  • Dupatta

Shalwar Kameez

Salwar Kameez or Salwar Kurta originated from the Indian subcontinent and worn by both women and men but styles differ by gender, now a days mostly worn by women. The shalwar are loose pajama like trousers and the kameez is a shirt of varying length.

Anarkali and Churidaar

Anarkali and Churidaar are two of the most famous type of salwar suit, combined form the shalwar kameez. The anarkali suit varies in different floor length and length, Churidaar is tightly fitting pyjamas or trousers worn by women.

Patiala Suit
Churidaar Shalwar
Anarkali Shalwar Suit

Mekhela Chadar

Mekhela chador is a traditional Assamese dresses draped around the body by women. The bottom portion is called mekhela and top portion is called chador. Muga Silk, PatEri silk and KesaRaw silk are different type of mekhela chadar.


Phiran is the traditional costumes for both males and females in Kashmir and Himachal region of India. The traditional phiran is a loose upper garment with wide sleeves, made of either wool or jamewar.

Phulkari and Damaan

Phulkari and Damaan with Shirt is the traditional costumes of women from Punjab and Haryana. The diverse styles of clothing from Haryana and Punjab with unique kind of embroidery and attractive patterns are shows the depth of Indian culture.


Puanchei and Puan are colourful traditional Mizo costumes and most common and preferred traditional attire of Mizo women. Rignai and Risa type of dress worn by Tripuri women, Phanek Mayek Naiba is traditional dress of Manipur.

  • Puanchei
  • Puan
  • Rignai and Risa
  • Phanek Mayek Naiba

Langa Voni

Pavadai Daavani or Langa Voni is traditional dress worn by young girls mainly in South India. Langa Voni is also known as two piece saree or half saree, comprises with skirt,choli and Voni, Voni draped diagonally over a choli.

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