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Dresses of Union Territories of India

Posted On 2015-06-28

Dresses of Union Territories of India

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The lifestyle of people of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is influenced by the Portuguese culture and that the major tribes of the area are Dodhia, Kokna and Varli. A large part of the territory is covered with tribal people and thus the dressing. Men in Dadra and Nagar Haveli are spotted in a waistcoat and a shirt, and a long Dhoti. This is the attire of all tribal men along with a headgear which is called Varli. Women of Dadra and Nagar Haveli wear Lugden which goes to the length of the knee. Women of Varli tribe wear Padar which is a cloth used to cover the body. Women of Dodhia and Kokna tribe wear sarees of blue and other colors. These tribal women are also seen wearing tattoos on their bodies.


People in Chandigarh are spotted wearing colorful clothes with a wide range of designs and fabrics. Loose Kurta pajamas are seen on both women and men. This is their basic traditional Haryanavi attire which is popular all over the Punjab state. The women and girls in Chandigarh are spotted in baggy trousers and a kurta together called salwar-kameez. On the other hand the men wear a dhoti Kurta or the Kurta pajama. A turban or the pagdi completes their look.


People in Puducherry have a western sense of clothing. The men are spotted in shirts and pants or jeans while the women in Puducherry wear long skirts with a blouse. Both men and women here have an open mind and a modern way of dressing. The women avoid too short dresses as they will gather too much attention of the other sex.


Delhi is a place where people from different states have settled for various business and career opportunities, education and other such things. Delhi is a hub for party lovers and is the place for the most stylish living in India. Though generally the men and women are seen in western outfits like jeans, top, Capri’s, long skirts, middies, T-shirts, shirts with waistcoats, chinos, modern-day chic and other such stuffs but the traditional dress of Delhi remains Salwar-Kameez with a dupatta for women and an equivalent traditional outfit like dhoti-Kurta, Kurta-pajamas and cheddar-Sherwani for men. They wear these on festivals and other special occasions. They have a very open mind towards everything. The air of Delhi is full of diverse cultures, preferences and taste.

Andaman and Nicobar islands

Earlier people in Andaman and Nicobar islands were seen wearing unusual attire inspired from forests such as coconut-leaf petticoats etc. Few tribes even today walk nude such as the people from Sentinelese tribe. The other tribal people from Shompen also walk nude except they wear clothes from their waist. Though now the people of Andaman and Nicobar islands have taken to modern ways of lifestyle. People from all religion reside in Andaman and Nicobar islands and are spotted in their traditional outfits like Salwar-Kurta, dhoti, shirts-pants, trousers, etc. To complete the look, women wear ornaments that are inspired by the sea creatures such as seashells.

Lakshadweep islands

The people in Lakshadweep are seen in colorful attires. While the young generation have adapted to the modern lifestyle, the elder people are still seen in the traditional clothes. The women in Lakshadweep wear Kanchi, which is worn from waist and is a rectangular piece of cloth. Its borders are black with its color either white or black. Men, on the other hand wear a Lungi which is colored and is fixed with a silver thread from front. They don’t wear anything other than a Lungi except for the special occasions where they cover themselves with silk or cotton.

Daman and Diu

Daman and Diu is located in the state of Goa. People here wear colorful attires. The men dress in Pathani suits, Kurta-pajamas, and dhotis. While the younger generation dresses in trousers, blazers, T-shirts, jackets, shirts and jeans. Women wear Nav-Vari- a nine inches long sari, usual sarees, Kashti, PanoBhaju and other such traditional outfits. The girls wear tops, jeans, long and short skirts, Capri’s, etc. Their clothing is full of vibrant colors and the market seems loaded with such stuff.

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