The Coorgi style follows the usual manners of Karnataka's dresses but with slight variations. Members of the Coorg community of the Kodavu district have their individual and slightly distinct style of wearing the saree. Here the pleats are created on the back allowing free movement of the legs. The remaining part of the saree is then brought over the right shoulder and pinned. Mysore is famous for its exquisite silk sarees which form an integral part of Karnataka dresses which are exported and are extremely sought after by people from all parts of the country. The famous Ilke sarees employing the celebrated kasuti embroidery are also popular extensively made in Karnataka.
It should however be noted that the recent developments of Karnataka have given rise to many cosmopolitan cities where people come from all corners of India. They bring along with them their individual styles, and that have exercised clear influences on Karnataka dresses. At the same time western wears are gaining in popularity because of their added convenience. However, the traditional Karnataka dresses still continue to be heartily cherished by the inhabitants of the state.
Last Updated on 26th March 2013