Traditionally, Indian womenswear is comprised of flowing saris which can be draped over the body in a number of ways. Usually fabricated from silk and highly luxurious, rubies and other beading are used to distinguish an expensive sari from the cheaper variety. Indian fashion is renowned for being extremely decadent, and this is evident in the amount of jewellery worn; jewelled nose rings, hair accessories and bindis are frequently worn, as are intricate rings and bracelets.  The traditional churidaar also features heavily in recent fashion collections – the traditional silhouette has heavily influenced the now-popular harem pant, with its billowing material and tapered ankle.

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Written by Jacob Hall

Jacob Hall is a modern languages student currently working freelance as a fashion journalist. Can generally be found lurking around the Givenchy menswear section of the Birmingham Bullring!

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