The Amazing Variety of Dresses For Women In India - Shopkhoj

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Indian women are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to picking the right clothing for any season or occasion.Be it summer, winter or the’ in between’ seasons of spring or autumn, there are appropriate   dresses for women available in the markets throughout India. Summer is the longest season of  all, followed by winter, in North India. Spring & autumn are shorter seasons in between summers &winters. There is no winter season in South India. It is mostly  tropical weather through the year. And as for occasions, there are plenty of occasions where one is looking for  appropriate clothing. There are  4 day wedding events, family gatherings, work wear  and daily wear clothing that is required. Wedding dresses for women & party wear dresses for women are available in plenty.

Indian shops and shopping markets have abundant options  for both ethnic & western clothing. The myriad varieties, styles& fashions are all incredibly attractive. This is especially true for Indian ethnic options. The colours, the fabrics ,the embroidery & other workmanship on the fabric have really no match in the world.  Let us explore the clothing options briefly here.

Ethnic Dresses  & Western Dresses

Women embrace both ethnic clothes & western clothes in India. Hence, the choices available to them are  very wide.  There are shops for salwar kameez, sarees, kurtis & lehenga cholis, jeans, trousers, skirts, jackets ,dresses & gowns. Indian shopping markets have an excellent choice of styles and sizes for all ethnic clothes. Further, the mainstreaming of several designer brands has  made designer  wear dresses  available to a larger audience. This is what makes shopping for clothing in India absolutely exciting.

Salwar Kameez

Dresses for women

The salwar kameez dress is an attractive option in terms of comfort and ease of use. In summer, it is an ideal dress that keeps you well covered form the sunlight & heat.  Salwar suits in cotton, chiffon, georgette ,lace or Chanderi fabric are very light and comfortable. Pastel colours are preferred in these months. The Lucknowi chikankari, fabric, which has white coloured embroidery on the reverse of the fabric, is perhaps the ideal summer fabric. It is in cotton and is available in pastel shades. Similarly is the Hakoba fabric, which is very suitable for summer.

Incidentally, the salwar kameez  is ideal in winter  months as well. Salwar suits in woollen, silk, satin &  Tussar, all of which are heavier fabrics,  are more suitable in winters. They keep you cosy & warm.






Linen, cotton, Kota, Chanderi cotton, Venkatagiri ,Gadwal , georgette,silk cotton, chiffon & Jamdani  are lighter fabrics and suitable as  summer sarees.  The variety of sarees  that is  available in each Indian State is simply astounding. Women in eastern ,western & southern States prefer to  wear sarees as compared to the salwar kameez .Similarly, Silk sarees , Banarasi  sarees, Tussar  and satin sarees are more suitable to be worn in the winter months. Many women in North India would prefer the salwar kameez in winters as compared to the saree as it keeps them more comfortable.

Shops for Ethnic Clothing

There are quite a number of shops for Indian ethnic clothes. Fab India, Anokhi, Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop,Westside & Pantaloons are shops that are pan India.They stock salwar kameez & kurtis in a variety of styles. Some  of them stock sarees as well. Some shops are city specific. That is what makes shopping in India a great experience. Salwar Lane in Lajpat Nagar is a good place for cotton salwar suits in Delhi.  Similarly, Soma & Suvasa are well known shops for ethnic clothes in Delhi & Jaipur.

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Shops such as Nalli is stock a variety of saris from heavy silks to simple cotton sarees. They have  stores in all the metro cities in India. City specific saree shops such as Sundari Silks in Chennai, Kanishka’s & Weavers Studios in Kolkata, Rattan Deep Stores in Jaipur & Angadi Silks in Bangalore stock locally produced sarees that are unique & exquisite.

Several shops across India stock salwar kameez & sarees that are suitable for all occasions. However, there are special shops for wedding & party wear  clothing.

Wedding Dresses For Women

Sarees, salwar kameez & lehengas are the ethnic clothes that are normally worn at formal wedding functions. There are select shops that sell grand wedding clothes. Absolutely stunning designs & styles are being introduced every season , so that you do not have to repeat old designs. Wedding wear shops are Frontier Raas & OP Jawaharlal Stores in Delhi, Ranas & Pratapsons in Jaipur,  Seasons & Neeta Lulla in Santa Cruz and so on.

Wedding dresses

Designer Wear Wedding Dresses ForWomen

Indian designer wear is globally popular and is presented in fashion capitals of the world. Designers such as Ritu Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Anamika Khanna , Tarun Tahiliani & Sabyasachi Mukherjee design  dresses for the ‘who is who’ of  the Indian film industry & global celebrities. Their speciality is wedding dresses for women and party wear dresses for women.

What is interesting is that brands such as Ritu Kumar and Sabyasachi  have opened their doors wide and  have a retail presence too. They sell affordable designer wear clothes.

Designer wear dresses

Western Dresses For Women

Western wear is embraced by almost all the youngsters of today,  be it in the small towns of India or any metropolitan city. Jeans are unisex and worn by everyone. Trousers, jackets & suits are acceptable ways of dressing for women in corporate jobs, in particular. With the arrival of global brands  such as Zara, M&S,(Marks & Spencers ) Vero Moda, Mango, Promod & so on, the choice is  magnificent. Western wear is also accepted as wedding dresses for women & party wear wear dresses for women in India now. This market is expanding. Gowns and formal dresses are also in vogue. Indian brands such as Lifestyle, Pantaloons ,Shopper’s Stop & Westside stock western  dresses  for women at more affordable prices than foreign brands.


Indo Western Fusion Dresses For Women

We now have the fusion dressing style with Indo western  criss crossing fashions. As a matter of fact, mixing and matching  ethnic & western clothes is quite a popular trend. For example, there is something called the sari gown. It is a  wedding wear dress for women. It is a draped and ready to wear sari with a gown like appearance. This concept firstly makes it appealing to many youngsters and secondly, it is more contemporary  than the traditional saree. Similarly, there are other party wear dresses for women too.The jeans or trousers with the kameez & the kurti is another style that is  trendy & popular too. The long jacket  or the short Nehru jacket paired with jeans or plazzo pants  or skirts is also in fashion. Skirts, that  are essentially a western garment, are today an acceptable ethnic garment. Skirts in colourful block prints are available in several shops today.

In conclusion, women in India have an incredible choice  when it comes to shopping for clothes. Indian clothes  are popular through the world. Indian women living abroad shop for Indian clothes. With several Indian shops gearing up for online shopping, women all over the world have an incredible variety to choose from.

Shopkhoj has identified some of the best shops  for clothing in 7 Indian cities.

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