Gujarat Traditional Costumes:
Gujarat traditional costumes have their own unique and attractive. The costumes have a unique tradition and culture. The traditional costumes have been influencing by the changes in fashion and lifestyle and Western countries influence. The present youth is attracting to the modern styles of hanging the artificial ornaments, stylish accessories, and fancy jewelry.
Clothing for festivals in Gujarat:
On the festival occasions, the Gujaratis wear the traditional dresses, especially on the Navratris, the people buy the new clothing and accessories. During the festival occasion, the men wear the costume Keviya, which is a small coat. The coat is tightly sleeved and designed with frilled pleats. The dress is richly embroidered to bring rich look. During the performance, the women wear ghagra choli and lehenga choli. They wear the blouses which are barebacked and extend to the waist with lehengas and Ghagras. The women wear the veil also with the dupatta. The women wear the variety of dresses according to their geographical areas. Especially the costumes are the clothes pieces with fine thread work, design with little patches and some other designs used as the traditional costumes of Gujarat.
Chorno is another traditional costume of Gujarat, men only wear this costumes. The dress used to wear in rural areas. Angrakhu or kediyu put all over chorno for covering the men’s body. Men also wear the turban, which called phento.
Women commonly wear Chaniyo, which has several glasses of pieces added in the petticoat. Churi also used when the women wear Chaniyo to cover the upper area of the body.
Kuch region people wear very attractive costumes. Abhas is very popular costume in Kutch area. The dress covered with many glass pieces. The costume stitched with silver and gold threads with various designs. These designs give a lot of impression to the beauty of costumes.
At present, there is a lot of changes occurring in the lifestyle of Gujarat people. The Bollywood movies and other series influencing on the lifestyle of women as well as men. The costumes, the ornaments and other styles are molding according to the changes in the society. These days, the ornaments getting more aesthetic and stylish. Women are wearing these styles on the occasions and also influencing the culture and heritage of their own.