Traditional outfits & accessories you must own

Young man and woman wearing traditional outfits


The traditional clothing and culture of India is truly varied. Being an Indian, there are always some traditional items that you must always own, and in this article, I am going to list out the staples of the traditional Indian wardrobe.


A traditional dress that can be worn anywhere from a funeral to a wedding, having at least a few number of churidar in varying levels of bling and style is a great idea. There are a number of churidar types available which will suit every teenage girl:

  • Long Pakistani suits in lawn or chiffon with varying silhouettes and with lots of pattern and less work, are always suitable for semi-formal events.
  • Patiala suits with short kurtas, bright colours and a lot of bling is another option and is perfect for weddings, festivals and other fun occasions.
  • Anarkali suits are perfect for the completely formal, all-decked-out-look. Anarkali is the equivalent of a ball gown and not too many of these are needed in your wardrobe. But make sure to keep a versatile Anarkali which can be dressed up or down at hand when functions call for it.

No Indian girl’s wardrobe is complete without a number of pretty sarees. If you don’t have a saree, you can always be assured that your mother will have enough for the both of you!

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Fathima A. Kader
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Fathima A. Kader loves fashion, make-up and style, a wishful Francophile in the making. Lives and breathes for the dream of working at Vogue someday. She is currently doing her UG with a triple main in literature, communication and journalism at MES College, Marampally in Kerala.