Traditional Dressing style of Tamil nadu

This is the information of Traditional dressing style of Tamil nadu. Cotton is the most commonly used fabric of Tamilnadu state. The temperate in the state is always little above normal range so cotton-woven fabrics are mostly liked by the people. The details of different dressing style of men and women are given below.

Tamil nadu is state rich in culture and traditions. The dressing style of Tamil nadu is picture of the rich ethnicity of the state. The actual traditional dress of Tamil men is Lungi or Dhoti along with Angavastram and a shirt. The women in Tamil nadu wear traditional sari and blouse. This typical Indian costume is admired and liked all over the world. Tamil nadu dressing style represents the graceful Indian culture and thus well famous in the world. Let's know something more about the dressing style of Tamil nadu men and women

Types of clothing in Tamil nadu

In Tamil nadu you can find a huge variety of materials used for beautiful sarees. You can find sarees in materials like cotton, chiffon, silk, crepe silk, organza, georgette, micro silk and pattola silk. Half sari or widely known as Pavada is the most liked and preferred costume by young girls in Tamil nadu. The half sari is the combination of full length with short blouse and a shawl known as Davani. It is the wonderful dressing style suitable for the young age and beauty of the Tamil nadu girls. Now many of the ladies are seen to be wearing Salwar kameez, jeans and pants. Men commonly use T shirts, cotton pants, cotton shirts and lungi.

Dressing style of women in Tamilnadu

The generation is changed and women have progressed in all fields. But the dressing style of Tamil nadu women is still related with their rich culture and thus always appreciated around the world. We can find the description of women in sari in ancient Tamil literature. The state believes that the real beauty of women is related with her dressing style and sari is the most elegant dressing which can suit anyone. Sareei is an unstitched six or more meters length cloths and it is liked by the age group above sixteen years. There are different varieties of sari materials are available in Tamil nadu. South Indian Silk Sarees with heavy zari embroidery is the expression of Tamil nadu culture and Indian tradition. The graceful and heavy Kanchipuram saree is given first preference by Tamil nadu ladies.

The traditional sari draping style of Tamil nadu women was to wrap the sari around by keeping the calves exposed and wrapping the pallu around the waist. This is the remarkable draping style and loved by modern Tamil ladies too. Even though the saris are now found in various materials, Kanchiouram is still most famous and liked by women to wear for the occasions like ceremonies, festivals and weddings. Normally you can find the saris in Tamil nadu with the length of 5 to 6 yards. You can also get the sareei of 9 yards if desired. 9 yards sarees are normally used by Brahmin women in Tamil nadu after the marriage. According to the modern era Tamil nadu women have adopted the little change in dressing style. Now they are using Salwar kameez or chudidar for regular use. Kurtis along with jeans is also getting famous between the youngsters in the state.

Dressing style of men

The costume of Tamil nadu men is also as elegant as the costume of women. Men are generally found in lungi with shirt and angavastra. The lungi is the material used to wrap around the waist and thighs, you might have seen lungi dance in cinema. Lungi available in different colour is the causal for youths and pure white lungi is the traditional dress and marriage costume too. This is the dress originated in south India. This rectangular shape cloth is generally made with cotton. Cloth type called angavastram is another important part of Tamil dressing. It is a piece of cloth wrapped around the shoulders. In early days Angavastram was used as upper clothing but now it is used above the shirt. In the modern era, Tamil gents use jeans, T-shirts, shirts etc. But in the time of festivals or celebrations they prefer to use their traditional dressing style only.


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