Punjabi attire is one of the attractive aspects of this state.The traditional women clothes of the region are perfect blends of beauty, elegance and comfort. Punjabi suits in different varieties are the most popular costumes that women in this region wear.
The significance of traditional Punjabi women wear can be seen in regular wear as well as for different types of occasions. From the festive celebrations of Baisakhi to the wedding rituals, these ethnic clothes are centers of attraction. In fact, these clothes completely justify the celebrating spirit of people in the state.
(Phulkari known as Bagh in which there is rich embroidery made of brilliant colors and attractive patterns.)
Phulkari is among the popular traditional women wear, which are as popular as the Punjabi suits. The women from rural areas of Punjab wear Phulkari as their regular wear. The most attractive aspect of these clothes is the embroidery work done in folk motif styles. Women wear these beautiful clothes for occasions like wedding and on the birth of child.
Designing one phulkari can take several months and the results are simply enthralling. In general, the elder women of the households design these clothes at homes for their granddaughters. Phulkari is also an important part of the traditional shawls that women wear in the state. While some of these shawls have embroidery work done on borders, others have overall embroidery designs.
The kameez which women wear as tops, the salwaar which acts like the bottom piece
Punjab state's women and girls too dress in salwar kameez of fresh and bright colors, accompanied by attractive and silky duppattas. Their salwar kameez has been distinguished in 2 pieces such as top piece or shirt and kameez & salwaar. The duppatta, which they wear over the salwar kameez is majorly a shining fabric which females mostly wear over their shoulders and over the head. You will also get to see women wearing shawls that have been decorated by using intricate phulkari designs. Their shawl is entirely wrapped in folk motifs and large silk embroidery created in jewel tones.
Churidar and Kurta
Churidar Kurta is commonly clothing for women in Punjab.Churidar and Kurta is the most commonly worn costume among Punjabi women. This is the traditional dress of Punjab women, but now its popularity has spread far and wide and is worn all over India. This is a highly comfortable dress that women from rural as well as urban Punjab prefer wearing over other types of costumes such as the Indian sari.