The traditional Gujarat dresses for women consist of the lehenga choli or the ghagra choli. These are colorfully embroidered and complemented by bare-backed blouses extending to the waist. Ghagras or lehengas are gathered ankle-length skirts that are fastened at the waist. The entire outfit is completed by a veil cloth called odhni or dupatta which is thrown across the neck or over the head. The lehenga choli, otherwise known as the ghagra choli, helps to add vitality and color to the surrounding landscapes. Tribal women adorn themselves from head to toe with chunky silver jewelry besides the Gujarat dresses that are the norm everywhere in the state.
Gujarati men usually attire themselves in dhoti, long or short coat and turban cap. At present, however, pants are becoming more fashionable instead of the conventional dhoti. The usual Gujarati dresses of the women also comprise sari and blouse. Parsi males wear pants, long coat and a headgear.
Gujarat dresses are popular throughout India for their bright hues and traditional tinge.
Last Updated on : 30 September 2011