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Indian Saree: A Traditional Indian Clothing

A sari or saree is a length of unstitched cloth, worn by women in the India. The Indian saree ranges from four to nine yards in length, and is draped over the body in various styles. In the history of Indian clothing, the Saree can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization. Indian sarees usually come as ensembles consisting of a blouse/choli, a petticoat/long skirt and the actual saree. It is usually worn over a petticoat with a blouse as the upper body garment.

There are more than 80 recorded ways to drape a saree. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with the loose end of the fabric to be worn over the shoulder, baring the midriff. However, the sari can be draped in several different styles, though some styles do require a particular length or form.

Draping an Indian Sari is literally an art, though many women in India do it everyday in a few minutes. These days, many women get professional sari drapers to help them with their sarees, especially when they are to be worn at special events like weddings, parties etc.

Convenient ready-to-wear sarees are also available these days, especially for children. Readymade saris for children can be found online in our Girl's Indian Clothing section. Most online fashion stores feature a variety of these traditional costumes.

Indian sarees are available in a variety of fabrics georgette, chiffon, cotton, net, brocade, silk, supernet, nylon etc. They come in every color imaginable and come in variety of styles and embellishment with embroidery, lace, sequins, stones, beads, etc. The saree, though a non exotic peace of garment, is a very elegant outfit, and is the party wear of choice for most formal events. For online saree shopping USA, check our women's clothing section.


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