The tagline used for defining the beauty of what Karnataka is, also could be implied to the vivid and diverse fashion culture it has within the state.
Not only with different culture and heritage, fashion also paved its way to playing the important role of recognizing different regional traditional wears and its values.
Listing a few important and famous Fashion Outfits for men and women, despite being old continues to be the golden trend;
MYSORE SILK AND PETA
The most famous handloom, Mysore Silk saree is known for its fine texture and simple design. The favorite outfit preferred for different ceremonies comes in vibrant colors and is one of the most demanded products in the country. With distinct features, the saree is made of genuine silk which is the main reason for its exquisite rich look. A perfect combination of tradition and royal fashion, this saree is a must-have for all the women.
The Mysore Peta, another piece of tradition is made of silk and ornamented with gold threads. Worn previously by the kings, it has now been retained as a symbol of heritage antecedents. Looking at its role currently, the Peta is used to honor distinguished people and also is a symbol of royalty.
A traditional saree that belongs to a small town named Ilkal in Bagalkote district is one of the famous textiles in the northern part of Karnataka. A mixture of fabrics like cotton, pure silk and art silk uses a special kind of embroidery. Making a major fashion statement by adding an Ilkal saree to your closet, elegance and being ethnic is promised without a doubt.
NORTH KARNATAKA’S WHITE DOTHRA AND TURBAN (PADGA)
Who else to remember for a better illustration of this outfit other than the legendary Dr. Rajkumar sir. The super cool outfit very comfortable during the summers is worn by all men of different ages having its domination primarily in the north Karnataka region.
Kupya Chale, worn by Kodava men on formal occasions are made of black cotton or wool along with a red-gold embroidered silk sash. The outfit which depicts solidarity is classier than you think and is definitely not to miss.
The corgi saree recognized for its unique draping style is associated with a mythological tale of the great sage, Agasthya and his wife Cauvery. Also being the inspiration, the saree is worn in such a manner as it is comfortable and easier to move around on hilly terrains of Kodagu.
SHALYA AND PANCHE
The attire showcasing an ethnic blend of tradition and modernity is worn by almost all men across south Karnataka majorly by Vokkaligas or Gowdas. The cotton panche is lighter and softer, which acts as a soothing factor to the wearer for every season of the year, especially during the summers. It is worn on all occasions and is a must-have for any Kannadiga.
Remembering, at last, we must wear what we are comfortable in, also acknowledging that trying something new can pull in great confidence, do let us know what is your take on this and which is your preferred choice among the mentioned in the comments below.
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