An Indian traditional dress is an embodiment of the art, culture, and heritage of India. The newly arrived dresses that include designer Sarees, new arrival Lehengas, or the embellished Anarkali Suits we see and swoon upon, speak a thousand words as to how the art came into being, and how the same could be traced back too, to look back at its origin.
Fashion has always been a smart tool to reflect the art, be it locally, nationally, or even internationally. Both fashion and art are intertwined with each other.
Latest Indian dresses at Like A DivaLike A Diva offers you the latest Indian dresses online, with a vast array of designer sarees, designer lehengas, Indian Salwar Suits, and Anarkali dresses which show what diversities of culture and colours India possesses, and how much more it has to offer. Be it the embroideries or the embellishments on them, the origin of the handiwork goes back decades. The fashion statements that were prevalent years back are still practised today with some specific tweaks here and there, however, the originality remains as it should be.
Why choose Indian ethnic dressesAs the fashion industry is growing, different communities across the globe come together and eulogise the fashion practices of other countries. This is not only a gesture to exchange art but also makes individuals inquisitive about the art and outfits that they are adorning themselves with.
Traditional Indian artwork into fashionSome of the traditional Indian works that are prevalently used in Indian ethnic wear:
Zardozi work: The embroidery work that means gold thread sewing on a lehenga or saree, is a work that has been practised since the Vedas, roughly around 1500-1200 BCE. Previously, real gold leaves and silver threads used to be were sewn together. At present, it is done with copper threads, silver or gold polish, and silk thread.
Mirror Work: Mirror work is quite prominent in Gujarat and Rajasthan but the work differs from one another. The mirror work in Rajasthan is found with applique, tie, and dye or patchwork.
Gota Work: Gota work, better known as Gota Patti, is another zari embroidery that originated in Rajasthan. In Gota embroidery, a small piece of golden or silver ribbon or lace is stitched onto the edges of a silk outfit to create intricate yet elaborate designs.
Bandhani: Our very own tie-dye work is a very popular work from Gujarat and Rajasthan which creates intricate designs winning people's hearts easily.
Chikankari: The delicate and beautiful hand embroidery from Lucknow, is widely loved by people across the globe. Chikankariis mostly done on softer fabrics like cotton, crepe, georgette, silk, and chiffon, which can accentuate the stitches. There are a total of 32 types of stitches that are used in Chikankari.
Be it designer Lehengas, Sarees, Anarkalis, or Salwar Suits, these Indian dresses are quite popular in India. Outfits belonging to these categories, in various designs are available at Like A Diva, and all of them look so rich and exquisite.