Dresses and Jewellery Traditions across different States of India

India is a land of multitude culture and tradition and within the radius of 500 km the culture, food, and of course fashion. It is amazing to see, that within the country there is a diversification of fashion and clothing which could be due to the weather condition and culture of the society. We are blessed to be a country with such assortment of sartorial choices. So, for all the fashion faithful folks, we are featuring the different types of dresses in India in different states, which would enlighten you and might make you own one of the traditional dresses. We even show you the Indian traditional dresses of different states images, that would give you a clear idea about the traditional outfits of each state.


1. Assam

Assam is also known as Rongali Bihu and is a country within the state. Assam is a merrymaking state and full of live place.

Men Wear:

Dhoti Gamosa:
dhoti gamosa a traditional dresses of indian state aasam, different types of dresses in india in different states
The traditional wear of men, gamosa is a rectangular clothing with red border and motifs along with which dhoti is draped on the below bodice. Gamosa is a sign of respect and love.

Women Wear:

Mekhela Chadar:

off white raw tussar silk saree, dresses of india state wise Assam traditional attire for women is the Mekhela Chador, which is almost like half saree, but the draping is different.

Muga Silk Sari:

multicolor hand painted muga silk saree, traditional dresses of india state wise The rarest silk of Assam that is opulent and a must-have for the sari lovers. The unique designs with gold threads are awe-inspiring. The best thing about the Muga silk is that with every wash the silk shines brighter.



gam kharu bulky bracelet, names of dresses of different states of india

The handmade bracelet which is gold plated is a traditional jewelry of Assam. The broad bracelet can be worn both with western and traditional wear.


thuriya traditional earrings of assam, list of indian states and their dresses

Thuriya is gold earrings, mostly worn by the older women, but the rich floral design is worth noticing.


red junbiri necklace with earrings of assamThe half moon pendant or Junbiri is made keeping in mind the beauty and elegance of a woman. The silver jewelry with gold plating is a most adored jewelry of Assamese women.


2. Uttar Pradesh

Among the names of traditional dresses of Indian states, the land of royalty Lucknow offers spectacular dresses for both men and women.

Men Wear:


beige indian traditional sherwani of uttar pradesh, names of traditional dresses of indian states A blend of style and classy emanates from Sherwani which belongs to the city of Lucknow and is a favorite outfit of every groom. Designed with rich zari work, the Sherwani definitely tops the list of traditional dresses of Indian states.

Dhoti Kurta:

white silk dhoti kurta set, list of traditional dresses of indian states Another common attire, worn across the nation during traditional festivals and functions- dhoti kurta. These days readymade dhotis are available to ease the difficulty of pleating.

Women Wear:

Banaras Brocade:

red & green banarasi silk printed brocade saree of uttar pradesh, dresses of indian states chart The bridal trousseau is incomplete without the Banarasi sari, inspired by the Mughals the artistry carried on the Banarasi sari reflects the heritage and tradition of India.


pink chikankari embroidered kurta dupatta set of uttar pradeshThe delicate and chic look of chikankari work salwar suits are the perfect companion for the summer seasons. From office wear to party wear, chikankari is the perfect choice for all occasions.


Passa (Maang tikka):

golden pearl ehaan passa(maang tikka)Uttar Pradesh is well-known for its silver jewelry and impeccable maang tikka that is worn by the brides. From side maang tikka to other unique head accessories, UP is the home to fabulous and regal jewelry.


3. Bihar

Bihar is one of the oldest city rich in culture and tradition, according to the traditional dresses of India state wise, Bihar gives fascinating traditional wear for merrymaking occasions.

Men Wear:

Long kurta with Dhoti:

orange long kurta with dhoti of indian state biharEvery man living in Bihar enjoys wearing the loose-fit kurta and pair it with the dhoti. Whereas the younger group of men wear kurta with pyjama and bring an uber-cool look.

Women Wear:

Bhagalpuri silk:

sonakshi sinha in multicolor bhagalpuri silk printed saree of bihar, indian traditional dresses of different states images Bhagalpur is the hub for Bhagalpuri silk also known as tussar silk which is famous and quintessential wear for parties. The rich designs and patterns give an elegant touch to the sari also, women of Bihar generally style their sari in seedha pallu style.



golden textured hansli of bihar

The Dhokra tribes residing in the eastern part of the country are famous for designing the traditional hansuli which has a charm and ethnicity sure to allure all.


gold polished multicolor stone kamarbandh

Indian heritage boasts about ethnic jewelry and the women of Bihar enjoy silver and gold jewelry. Some of the most loved jewelry are the Kamar bandh, which is a famous accessory for brides. Kamarbandh has now become a staple wear for all the brides across the nation.


4. Jammu & Kashmir

Men Wear:


gray pure wool phiran from indian state jammu & kashmir with hood

In the Indian traditional state wise list, the northern region of India, Jammu & Kashmir outfits is unique and designed according to the weather. Pheran is a popular dress which is worn both by the men and women. It is a loose knee length tunic which is worn with fitting trousers.

Pathani Suit:

golden cotton silk pathani suit of indian state jammu kashmir

A stylish suit of the time which is popular worldwide and worn by men on a special occasion- Pathani suit. It has an aura of sophistication and dapper that would immediately make any man look best.


floral embroidered kashmiri jutti

A unisex shoe that come in intricate zari and embroidery work which is perfect for the steepy mountains.

Women Wear:


maroon thread embroidered pure wool kashmiri phiran

Though Pheran is worn by both men and women, for women the look is slightly different, it is vibrant and rich with embroidery work and shows the rich culture of India.


traditional wear of kashmiri bride, indian dresses state wise list

A head dress worn by the natives of Kashmir, which is bright and vibrant with detailed embroidery work. The unique cap brings and the dupatta flowing from the head brings a feminine look.

Pashmina Shawls:

maroon the heritage grand pashmina kashmiri shawlThe love of every woman, pashmina shawls have a smooth and warm feel that makes it perfect for winter outfits, though many use this even as an accessory to their outfit.



traditional dejhoor of kashmiri bride

The long pair of gold earrings that hang on thin gold threads and passes through the ears give a different look. Brides of Kashmir wear this along with heavy jewelry and elevate their traditional look.

Silver Jewels:

silver jewelries of indian state kashmir, list of indian states and their dresses

Apart from dejharoo, Kashmiri girls love silver jewelry and often accessorize themselves with silver jewels.

5. West Bengal

Men Wear:

Dhoti Kurta:

beige jacquard readymade kurta with dhoti of west bengalMost of the men in the north east region wear dhoti-kurta for casual and merriments. For the weddings, the grooms prefer silk dhoti and kurta.

Women Wear:


beige resham minawork baluchari saree of west bengalThe grand pallu of the Baluchari sari would grab the attention of any woman. The intricate designs and amazing craftsmanship shows the majestic culture of Bengal.


wine kantha work georgette saree of west bengalKantha means ‘old cloth’, but there is nothing old about this fabulous looking saree which is dazzled with rich embroidery work. A perfect wear for morning puja functions, office wear.


orange jamdani cotton silk saree of west bengalJamdani is a Persian word, Jam means flower and Dani means vase, so the floral prints are spread across the saree and brings a vibrant look. From daily wear to parties Jamdani sari is a favorite pick of every woman. 

Tant Saree:

red cotton tant sareeThe tant is handloom cotton sari perfect for corporate or business look. The pallu designs reflect the rich heritage of India a must buy for professional ladies.

6. Odisha

The land of temples, Odisha is home to famous apparels that has gained popularity all over the globe. In the list of dresses of Indian states chart, Odisha provides gorgeous outfits, making every woman and man crave for it.

Men Wear:

Dhoti-Kurta and Gamucha:

odisha handloom towel gamcha

Even in Odisha men prefer wearing dhoti-kurta and sweat towel, gamcha. However, the younger group of men prefer wearing trousers and shirt.

Women Wear:

Bomkai sari:

burnt orange handloom bomkai pure cotton sari, names of traditional dresses of indian states The handloom saree, Bomkai sari is one of the oldest handloom saris and has grandiose craftsmanship which still lists it in the most loved saree.

Ikat sari:

red & brown ikat cotton silk sareeThe unique process of the making of the saree makes it special and favorite wear. The dyeing of threads and weaving them together to create a unique saree speaks about amazing skilled artisans.

Sambalpuri saree:

yellow & maroon sambalpuri silk woven sareeAnother handwoven saree which shows the finesse of the weavers and designers. There are paintings, embroidery and tie and dye process which altogether makes the saree an elegant piece.

7. Andhra Pradesh

When we talk about dresses of India state wise, Andhra Pradesh offers bright hued and exquisite dresses that are worth buying.

Men Wear:


pancha a traditional outfit of andhra pradesh

Similar to the dhoti, Andhra Pradesh men are seen wearing pancha as their traditional outfit. Weddings, functions and other ceremonies men prefer wearing pancha and shirt.

Women Wear:

Pochampally silk sari:

light green printed pochampally silk saree, list of traditional dresses of indian states Pochampally silk sari is another gorgeous saree that is handwoven with ikat designs and is a bridal pick as its light weight and has a glossy finish.

Mangalagiri Sari:

multicolor striped mangalagiri cotton sareeMangalagiri is a holy hill and it is believed that Lord Vishnu blessed a weaver with the fine skills of weaving a mangalgiri saree. The Mangalagiri cotton saree is of solid shade with stunning designs on the pallu, whereas the mangalgiri silk saree, rich with zari work, is a sartorial pick of brides of Andhra.

Gadwal Sari:

red gadwal cotton pure zari sareeGadwal saris are rich brocaded sari with floral, fauna, mythological designs, kalamkari prints adorned on the pallu and border of the saree. A perfect saree of weddings, and merry-makings.



natural pearls necklace setThe city of Nizams is famous for fresh water pearls and is a must-buy if you are visiting the city.


paizeb a traditional diamond bronze anklet of andhra pradeshPaizeb is anklets that have loose gold or Kundan chains encrusted with uncut diamonds and the ends of the anklet is adorned with small bells bringing a grace to the anklet.

8. Tamilnadu

Men Wear:


multicolor checked cotton lungi of tamilnaduThe staple clothing of the men residing in Tamil Nadu is the lungi and shirt. Lungi is a sarong wrapped around the lower bodice and comes in stripes, checkers and other prints.

Women Wear:

Kanchipuram silk sari:

pink kanchipuram silk saree of tamilnaduKanchipuram saris are the epitome of grandeur, royal and tradition. The regal golden threads woven to give ancient designs such as temple, mango butti and others makes it one of the best bridal trousseau wear in the list of Indian states and their dresses.

Madurai cotton:

maroon madurai pure cotton handloom saree, indian traditional dresses of different states images The city is known for its handloom cotton and the sarees are weaved in raw cotton and rich threads adding a regal look to the crisp cotton saree, that you can wear to your work.


Temple Jewelry:

indian bridal lakshmi temple necklace set of tamilnaduWomen of Tamil Nadu adore gold jewelry and prefer wearing it on regular and high profile functions. The brides of Tamilnadu are found wearing temple jewelry which is royal and ethnic.


traditional gold plated annalakshmi oddiyanam of indian state tamilnadu

A gold belt that is worn over the saree has goddess Lakshmi crafted at the center of the belt and has floral and peacock patterns spread on the belt.


pullaku a traditional nose ring of tamilnadu

A center nose ring which is still worn by the Brahmin brides of Tamilnadu as well as by the Bharatnatyam dancers.

9. Kerala

Men Wear:


mundu a traditional white cotton solid dhoti of keralaA staple wear of Kerala men which is similar to lungi, but the wearing style is different in comparison to lungi. Along with the mundu, veshti which is a shirt.

Women Wear:


white kerala kasavu saree with zari workAmong the various names of dresses of different states of India, Kasauli is a popular wear of Kerala women, worn during Onam celebrations, but recently several celebrities have sported this look in Bollywood movies.


Kasu Mala:

kasu mala a gold plated temple jewellery coin necklace set of keralaThe coins assembled together to form a chain is known as the kasu mala, worn majorly at festivals and weddings.

Palakka Mala:

antique traditional kemp palakka neckalace setThe leaf necklace is another elegant jewelry of Kerala, which has emerald stones studded in the form of a leaf.


kolusu a traditional anklet of indian state keralaKolusu or anklets worn by the girls and women on weddings and festive, mostly designed in silver metal. The trinkets hanging from the kolusu is a symbol of a lady’s presence.

10. Karnataka

Women Wear:

Mysore Silk:

blue mysore silk saree of karnataka, dresses of indian states chart The zest looking saree is a must have for the festivals and weddings. The soft, light weight yet lustrous look of the sari brings a very royal look.


Netri Chutti:

netri chutti a traditional mang tikka of karnatakaMaang tikka is also called the netri chutti has intricate ethnic designs and worn by the girls and brides during weddings.


golden antique long haaram necklace set of karnatakaA long chain bedazzled with rich lotus, peacock and goddess designs enhancing the beauty of the woman.

Tholu Bandhi:

tholu bandhi a traditional armlet/bajuband of karnatakaA favorite jewelry of all Kannada brides, tholu bandhi is an armlet which has elegant artistry and unique patterns.

Pacha Kempina Ungaru:

pacha kempina ungaru a finger ring made of rubies and emerald of karnataka

Rings are favorite of every woman, but this stylish ruby and emerald stones encrusted ring is an exceptional ring for the classy woman.

11. Maharashtra

Men Wear:

Dhoti-Pheta and Pagadi:

red solid polyester pagri of maharashtraMaharashtrian men’s traditional attire consists of dhoti, kurta and a pheta (Marathi term used for the traditional turban). The pheta or the headdress is a turban that is made of silk or cotton worn especially during the weddings.

Women Wear:

Paithani Sari:

orange & green paithani saree with zari peacock pallaMade from the finest silk, Paithani sari have extensive border and pallu work adorned with peacock, floral motifs, the traditional motifs are Asavali, Narli and petal designs. The rich and vibrant colors of the sari brings a luxurious look.


lugade or nauvaree a nine yard maratha saree of maharasthra, indian dresses state wise listThe nine yards saree, is a traditional saree of Maharashtra worn by the elder group of women, which is draped in the Kastha style or the Maharashtrian dhoti style.

Narayan Peth Saree:

green narayan peth saree a traditional maharashtrian sareeThe treasure of Maharashtra, Narayan Peth saree are famous in the Solapur region and has an opulent look due to the zari work and has flamboyant motifs embellished on the border.


Kolhapuri Saaj:

kolhapuri saaj a traditional maharashtrian jewellery in gold plated21 leaves of different designs clustered together form the Kolhapur saaj, which is a famous jewelry of Maharashtrian women and gives a grandiose look.


thushi a traditional maharashtrian necklaceThushi is a bridal jewelry which symbolizes prosperity, the Kolhapur famous choker necklace has gold beads held together by a piece of rope.

Guchhedar Nath:

guchhedar nath a traditional maharashtrian nose ringThe unique nath which is worn by the brides on their wedding is a famous jewelry radiant with pearls and is in the shape of a cashew nut. The most popular nath is the Brahmin nath known for pearl and emerald.


green grass banglesThe green glass bangles is a popular set of bangles worn by the bride after her Mehendi ceremony. It depicts fertility and new life and is worn always in odd numbers.


mundavalya a traditional maharashtrian jewelleryA unisex headpiece worn by both bride and the groom on their wedding day is made from pearls and flowers. The bride wears the mundavalya when she walks towards the mandap.

12. Gujarat

Men Wear:

Chrono and Kediyu:

chrono and kediyu a traditional gujarati outfit for garbaA famous outfit worn by men during the garba nights, the kediyu is a heavy pleated top which is paired with chrono or tight fit churidar. Along with this few men even pair headgear known as phento.

Dhoti Kafani:

The upper-class men wear the silk or cotton dhoti and team it with shirt known as kafani or pehraan.

Women Wear:

Chaniya Choli:

chaniya choli a traditional gujarati outfit for navratriFashioned similar to the lehenga choli, but the chaniya choli has an exuberant look, rich with colors and designs perfect for celebrations.


panetar a traditional gujarati wedding outfit for brideIt is a pure white saree with maroon or red motifs spread on the saree and the border, which is worn by the brides on their wedding.

Tanchoi silk saree:

bluish green banarasi tanchoi silk saree of gujaratA priced possession every Parsi family in Gujarat, Tanchoi silk saree have exquisite weaving with the gold threads and royal motifs making the saree a royal possession.

Patola Saree:

red green rangoli pattern patola silk sareeThe handmade sarees that are woven in silk and in double ikat fashion is one of the aristocratic sarees of Gujarat. It takes about six months to a year in designing a Patola saree.



traditional silver half kandora of indian state gujaratA fancy kamarband worn around the waist known as kandora is the popular jewelry of Gujarat. It is mostly designed in silver and adoring accessory for many women.

Matha Tikka:

gold embellished matha patti of indian state gujaratA head jewelry which has several gold chains linked together with enticing motifs encrusted with rubies and emeralds. Shinka has several trinkets hanging which adds a grace to the jewelry.

Patla bangles:

traditional meenakari resin white bangles of gujaratThe specialty of patla bangles is that they are wider than the usual bangles and they have rich detailed work in kundan, pearls and other precious gemstones.

13. Rajasthan

Men Wear:

Dhoti- Angrakha:

rajasthani traditional angrakha pattern dhoti kurta setThe classic wear of Rajasthani men is the dhoti with angarkha, which comes in vivid shades emulating the rich culture of Rajasthan. To complete the look, men even wear pagri or turban which come in rich colors.


multicolor handcrafted rajasthani mojariAn iconic footwear, that is worn by both men and women, is a definite buy for pairing with your ethnic wear.

Women Wear:

Kota Doria Saree: pink hand block printed rajasthani kota doria sareeSoft touch and crisp look of Kota Doria saree are sure to grab your attention. The square shaped Khats designed on the saree makes it look rich and exuberant.

Bandhej Saree:

magenta rajasthani bandhani georgette sareeThe world famous saree, Bandhej comes in vivid colors and patterns arresting the eyes of all. The tie and dye process of the threads come in a wide variety and is a must have for the Spring wardrobe.

Lehariya Saree:

rajasthani pink lehariya georgette sareeLehariya symbolizes the waves of the ocean and comes in magnificent colors, adding a vibrant look to your wardrobe. The distinct patterns such as zig zag, stripes show the intensive work of the artisans and.



gold toned rajasthani borla mang tikaA stylish maang tika with a spherical or cylindrical pendant that hangs at the center of the head is a famous headgear worn by brides and women of Rajasthan. It comes in colorful and eye catchy patterns which any age group of woman can wear to weddings.

Karanphool Jhumka:

rajasthani multi stone gold plated jhumka earringsElegance radiates from the jhumka which is embellished with pearls, diamonds and rubies. The jhumka is fashioned in the form of the bell and the center of the earring has a majestic looking floral design.

Haath Phool:

rajasthani marvaari hath phool for women

A famous bridal accessory also knows as panchagnula which is designed to decorate the back of the palm and fingers. A floral motif at the center is linked with 5 rings for the fingers and is mostly made from silver and Kundan.

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