Sola Singar - in the sixteen things that a woman needs to beautify herself -
clothes form a significant part.
These are :
1. Bindi / Kumkum
2. Necklace / garlands
4. Flowers in hair
10. Toe rings
14. Sandalwood paste for body
15. Upper garment
16. Lower garment
In the weekly editorial of Indian Ladies Magazine, the first English language
journal for women published from Madras in the 1920s and 1930s, contemporary
fashions were discussed. It is since then that the Indian women are being
accused of imitating the west, thereby detracting from the grace of Indian
dress and even looking ridiculous. Samples of cotton fiber woven into cloth
printed fabrics have been found in the 3rd century BC.
It is a feminine prerogative to beautify herself. Flowers, cosmetics,
ornaments, gay colorful clothing -- with these women down the ages have created
stunning looks. Many a man has been charmed, dazzled, seduced, enchanted,
bewitched, captivated, enraptured, and mesmerized by women who can literally
use clothes, jewellery and other accompaniments as weapons. It is a feminine
prerogative to beautify herself. Flowers, cosmetics, ornaments, gay colorful
clothing -- with these women down the ages have created stunning looks. Many a
man has been charmed, dazzled, seduced, enchanted, bewitched, captivated,
enraptured, and mesmerized by women who can literally use clothes, jewellery
and other accompaniments as weapons.
The Saree is a very unique dress. With only
tucks and folds, it is worn in such a way that it sheaths the body almost
completely. The demure Indian woman, covered from head to presents a picture of
modesty. But, as women only know how to, a Saree however all encompassing, can
be gently pulled and draped to hint at the alluring form underneath. It is the
promise of what it enfolds which makes the Saree a bewitching garment.
Secrets behind the success of a saree
A sari is not a dress; it is just like a fabric which
needs to be draped neatly in a proper way to increase its appearance. We can
say this traditional garment of India as a versatile one as it could be worn in
different ways like gown, skirt, shorts, and trousers without a single stitch.
These sarees are available in a number of fabrics like cottons, pure silks,
synthetics etc in different colors.
A properly draped saree transforms a woman to become stylish,
graceful, elegant and sensuous. If you pinup the tip of the sari and let the
rest fall on your hand, it looks smart for parties. A falls stitched at the
bottom of the sari make the sari more graceful. It is also embellished with
gold thread work, cutwork, appliqué work, and embroidery. Indian civilization
has placed a tremendous importance on unstitched fabric. The belief is
unstitched fabric is pure.
The success of the Sari is attributed to its total simplicity,
practical comfort, and sense of luxury, a woman experiences. A sari is an
outfit which reveals as much as it hides. To wear it nicely, practice is