5 Most Popular Fabrics of Indian Ethnic Wears

India is famous all over the world for its variety of clothing styles, each state have its own unique outfit. When we talk about different outfits, how can we forget to mention the variety of fabric options available in Indian ethnic wears. There are few fabrics which define the cultural richness of India like Cotton, Silk, Jute, Crepe, Jacquard, Chiffon, Georgette etc. Be it a Saree, Salwar Kameez, Lehenga choli or any other outfit, these fabrics add on to the Royal factor of the attires. Here let’s check out five most popular fabrics of Indian Ethnic Wears:



The first thing that comes in mind when we hear the word SILK is its Royal charm. Silk Sarees are very popular among the women of South India. Mostly these sarees are worn on festive and wedding occasions. You can find silk skirts, silk lehenga choli and salwar kameez very easily in India.

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Wherever its too hot, women in India prefer wearing Cotton. Whether its formal or informal, cotton outfits are very popular. In cotton clothing one can find kurtis, ethnic skirts, salwar kameez, crop top lehenga, sarees etc. Especially women in West Bengal have huge liking for cotton sarees which they like to wear with a cut sleeves blouse.

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Now in the markets you will find Pure Georgette as well as faux georgette, wherein the former is woven from silk and the later is a mix of woven silk, nylon and polyster. The former one is costlier than the later one. The reason why women prefer wearing this fabric is its soft, light weight and skin friendly. Especially women feel very comfortable in draping Georgette sarees.


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Again like Silk, Velvet is one of the most oldest and popular fabric of India.  It was quite popular in 1980’s but back then it used to be very expensive and only rich people were able to afford it but now again Velvet is back in trend and now even the middle class person can afford it. You can easily find velvet lehenga choli, salwar kameez and sarees in the market. This is a fabric made from the combination of Silk, Polyster, Nylon, Rayon and Cotton.



Mixture of Cotton, Silk, Nylon, Silk and Rayon creates a new fabric ehich is better known as Chiffon. This fabric has a quality of being soft, light, comfortable and hence a perfect choice for summers.


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