How To Wear A Saree + General Glossary
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Saree:The Saree is a long piece of fabric which is approximately 6 to 9 yards in length. It comprises of 3 parts:
The first part is the Pallu, which is the end piece of the Saree. Its usually the most fanciest part of the Saree and is draped over the shoulder.
The second part is the body of the Saree (middle part). From the middle part is where the pleats are folded into the petticoat.
The last part is the inner end/edge of the Saree. This part is the first part of the Saree that should be tucked into the petticoat.
Blouse: The fitted top worn under a saree is known as a blouse.
Petticoat: Petticoats have many different names in throughout the different regions of India a such as “Underskirt” or “Chaniyo”. Petticoats are straight skirts worn under the Saree. The petticoat are worn to not only gives the saree structure around your body but it also holds up the entire Saree as you are tucking in the Saree into the petticoat.
Anarkali: This is a beautiful & intricate garment that is appropriate for a wedding, party, or reception. It is a long flowy dress which has a defined waistline and bust compared to a traditional salwar kameez. The bottoms are usually in the form of a churidar pants (similar to leggings).
Salwar Kameez: This is a more casual garment than the saree and can also be appropriate for a wedding or a party. The kameez is a long shirt/dress/tunic worn over the salwar, which are loose trousers that can be adjusted with a drawstring.