Indian outfits styles Visual-Verbal Vocabulary Definitions

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Visual and verbal vocabularies to Identify understand analyze and describe Indian fashion wear for women Anarkali Bell-bottom Pants Blouse Choli Churidar Dupatta Gown Harem Pant Jacket Koti Kaftan Kameez Kurta Kurti Tunic Lehenga Palazzo Pants Salwar Saree Boat Neck Cowl Neck Deep V-Neck Jewel Neck Keyhole Neck Mandarin Neck Portrait Neck Round Neck Scoop Neck Square Neck Sweet Heart Neck

Knowledge of Visual and verbal vocabularies are very handy which enable any individual to understand, analyse and describe any subject. Here I have tried to provide few basic terms of Indian & Pakistani fashion and styles for women.

Introduction

1.00) Women's Tops & Bottoms

1.01)  Anarkali Tops
1.02)  Bellbottom Pants
1.03Blouse
1.04Choli
1.05Churidar Bottom
1.06Dupatta
1.07)  Gown
1.08)  Harem Pant
1.09Jacket / Koti
1.10Kaftan
1.11)  Kameez
1.12Kurta
1.13)  Kurti / Tunic
1.14)  Lehenga 
1.15)  Maxi
1.16)  Palazzo Pants
1.17) Salwar Bottom
1.18) Skirt Bottom
1.19) Saree

2.00) Ladies Dresses Ladies Dresses Necklines Styles

2.01)  Boat Neck
2.02)  Cowl Neck
2.03)  Deep V-Neck
2.04Jewel Neck
2.05Keyhole Neck
2.06)  Mandarin Neck
2.07)  Portrait Neck
2.08)  Round Neck
2.09)  Scoop Neck
2.10)  Square Neck
2.11)  Sweet Heart Neck
2.l2)   V-Neck

3.00) Women's Tops Stylish Sleeves

3.013-4 Sleeves
3.02)  Balloon Sleeve
3.03)  Bell Sleeve
3.04Bishop Sleeves
3.05Cap Sleeve
3.06Dolmen Sleeve
3.07)  Flutter Sleeve
3.08Half Sleeves
3.09)  Kimono Sleeves
3.10)  Long Sleeve
3.11Puff Sleeves
3.12)  Raglan Sleeves
3.13)  Roll Up Sleeves
3.14Short Sleeves
3.15Sleeveless
3.16Split Sleeves

4.00) Girls Top's Cuffs Patterns

4.1Band
4.2Barrel
4.3French
4.4Gauntlet
4.5Stretchy Rib

5.00) Female Dresses Collars Designs

5.01)  Albany Collar
5.02Ascot Collar
5.03)  Band Collar
5.04Barrymore collar
5.05Bertha collar
5.06Chelsea collar
5.07) Chinese Collar
5.08) Cossack collar
5.09)  High neck collar
5.10Middy collar
5.11) Revere collar
5.12Shawl collar
5.13)Split Sleeves
5.14) Upturned collar
5.15) Van-Dyke Collar
5.16) Windsor collar
5.17) Wing  Collar
5.18Y-Shape Collar

6.00) Various Lengths of Ladies Dresses

6.01)  Above Knee
6.02Below Knee
6.03Below Mid Calf
6.04Floor
6.05Full or hem
6.06Knee
6.07) Lower Calf
6.08) Micro
6.09Mid Calf
6.10Mini

7.00) Cuts styles & Shapes of Dresses

7.01)  1-Shoulder
7.02)  A-Line
7.03)  Apron Type
7.04)  Asymmetrical
7.05Ball Gown
7.06Blouson
7.07)  Body-con
7.08)  Box Plated
7.09)  Bubble
7.10Circle style
7.11)  Cut-out Shoulders
7.12Draped
7.13)  Draw String
7.14)  Drop-Waist
7.15)  Empire
7.16)  Fish Cut
7.17)  Flared
7.18)  Godet
7.19)  Gypsy
7.20)  Halter
7.21High-Waist
7.22Hip Stretched
7.23Jumper
7.24Knife Pleated
7.25) Knot Front
7.26) Layered
7.27) Mermaid
7.28) Panelled
7.29) Peasant
7.30) Pencil shape
7.31) Princess
7.32) Q Pao
7.33) Ruffled
7.34) Shift
7.35) Shirt Type
7.36) Slip
7.37) Straight
7.38) Strapless
7.39) Sun
7.40) Tent
7.41) Tube
7.42) Tulip
7.43) Tunic Type
7.44) Wrap
7.45) Yoke-Waist

8.00) Fabrics For Ladies Garments

8.01) Brocade
8.02) Chenille 
8.03) Chiffon
8.04) Cotton lawn
8.05) Cotton Voile
8.06)Crepe
8.07) Dupioni
8.08) Flannel
8.09) Georgette
8.10) Gingham
8.11) Jersey 
8.12) Jute
8.13) Knitted fabric 
8.14) Linen 
8.15) Lycra
8.16) Net
8.17) Poplin
8.18) Sateen / Satin
8.19) Silk
8.20) Taffeta
8.21) Tussar silk 
8.22) Twill 
8.23) Velvet
Introduction
First of all, I would like to state that fashion changes every now and then like the hands of a clock or a merry-go-round or a wheel. I would like to introduce to-days current fashion trend and also their past. I Will try to provide the brief history of the said topic and also its alternative word and style.
I will try to define the Top and Bottom of women’s Dresses (also known as suit set). Fashion has been greatly influenced by the style and it has always moved along with the contemporary styles such as Sleeves, Neckline, cuffs, back, collar, cut, shape, length. I will also try to identify and define important applications of decoration and raw material which helps to enhance the look, beauty & and glamour of the Attire of women.
1.00) Women's Tops & Bottoms
1.01) Anarkali

Anarkali Top is long frock-style top, exceptionally attractive decorated style in many different lengths and embroideries, with sleeves from cap- to wrist-length or sleeveless. It is also known as an Umbrella style, Frock style.
Anarkali Top is long frock-style top, exceptionally attractive decorated style in many different lengths and embroideries, with sleeves from the cap to wrist-length or sleeveless. 
It is also known as an Umbrella style, Frock style.
1.02) Bell-Bottom Pant


Bellbottom Pants are Loose and snug until they flare out from the knee
1.03) Blouse


The blouse is a garment for women, covering the body wearer from the neck or shoulders more or less up-to-the waistline, with or without a collar and sleeves. Also known as blous, blouz,  blaus or blauz
1.04) Choli

Choli is a tightly fitted short-sleeved blouse type bodice top, a traditional upper garment of Indian women

Choli is a tightly fitted short-sleeved blouse type bodice top, a traditional upper garment of Indian women
1.05) Churidar

Churidar is a tight-fitting long trousers tapering to a tight fit at the calf and ankle together in folds at the ankle, usually cut on the bias to wear it comfortably, worn by Indian women. It is also known as a creased salwar.

Churidar is tight-fitting long trousers tapering to a tight fit at the calf and ankle together in folds at the ankle, usually cut on the bias to wear it comfortably, worn by Indian women. It is also known as a creased salwar.
1.06) Dupatta

Dupatta is a multi-purpose scarf, long in length but short width cloth, to tie loosely round the head and chest. It is a part of the traditional clothing of many Asian countries, also known as a Hijab, chaddar, orni, orna, chunri, chunni, veil, shawl or pacheri.

Dupatta is a multi-purpose scarf, long in length but short width cloth, to tie loosely around the head and chest. It is a part of the traditional clothing of many Asian countries, also known as a Hijab, chaddar, orni, orna, chunni, chunni, veil, shawl or pacheri.
1.07) Gown


The gown is a one-piece, long, loose, flowing, garment like a coat, consisting of a bodice attached to the skirt, formal dress for a woman.

It is also known as an Evening Gown

1.08) Harem Pant

Harem pant is Light weighted loose and full style gathered at both the ankle & waist creating balloon with snug cuff around the ankles. Also known as a ṣalvar, shalwar shintiyan, chalvar, chalwar

Harem pant is Light weighted loose and full style gathered at both the ankle & waist creating a balloon with a snug cuff around the ankles. 

Also known as a ṣalvar, shalwar shintiyan, chalvar, chalwar

1.09) Jacket

Jacket is a mid-hip length, with an ornamental decoration, sleeveless and slim shaped waist coat type chest covering short over-gown. It is also known as a Koti.

The jacket is a mid-hip length, with an ornamental decoration, sleeveless and slim shaped waistcoat type chest covering short over-gown. 

It is also known as a Koti.

1.10) Kaftan

Kaftan is a variant of the robe or tunic, usually reaching to the ankles, with long sleeve, also known as a caftan or qaftân

Kaftan Top is a variant of the robe or tunic, usually reaching to the ankles, with long sleeve.

Also known as a caftan or qaftân

1.11) Kameez

Kameez is a long loose tunic type top gown with a slit to the waist at the sides varying lengths worn in many cultures is a traditional outfit of South Asian women. It is also known as a kamis, qamīs, kamiz, kamez etc.

Kameez is a long loose tunic type top gown with a slit to the waist at the sides varying lengths worn in many cultures is a traditional outfit of South Asian women. 

 It is also known as a kamis, qamīs, kamiz, kamez etc.

1.12) Kurta


Kurti / Tunic is a longer version of a loose top with most of the features of a kurta. it might be shorter, longer or Knee length, an Indian Tunic worn as a top by every age girl & women
1.13) Kurti / Tunic

Kurti / Tunic is a longer version of loose top with most of the features of a kurta. it might be shorter, longer or Knee length, an Indian Tunic worn as a top by every age girl & women

Kurti / Tunic is a longer version of loose top with most of the features of a kurta. it might be shorter, longer or Knee length, an Indian Tunic worn as a top by every age girl & women
1.14) Lehenga

Lehenga is a form of long skirt, decorated with crafty embroidery and pleated. It is worn as the bottom portion Illustration of different regional variations worn by women in India. It is ethnic Indian women attire also known as a Lengha, Lehnga, Ghagra, Langa etc

Lehenga is a form of the long skirt, decorated with crafty embroidery and pleated. It is worn as the bottom portion Illustration of different regional variations worn by women in India.

It is ethnic Indian women attire also known as a Lengha, Lehnga, Ghagra, Langa etc.

1.15) Maxi

Maxi is a type of long-dress, long skirt ending below the calf, generally floor-length, made with soft, free-flowing material. It comes in ample variety of designs, from floral prints and solid colors.

Maxi is a type of long dress, long skirt ending below the calf, generally floor-length, made with soft, free-flowing material. It comes in ample variety of designs, from floral prints and solid colours.
1.16) Palazzo Pant

Maxi is a type of long-dress, long skirt ending below the calf, generally floor-length, made with soft, free-flowing material. It comes in ample variety of designs, from floral prints and solid colors.

Maxi is a type of long dress, long skirt ending below the calf, generally floor-length, made with soft, free-flowing material. It comes in ample variety of designs, from floral prints and solid colours.
1.17) Salwar


Salwar is a Bottom wear baggy trouser type loose pant with a tight fit around the ankles, worn by females of Asian countries.

It is also known as a salvar, shalvar, shalwar, shulwar, shulwaur, salwaar etc.

1.18) Skirt

Skirt is a woman's outer garment. A piece of cloth fastened /worn around the waist that hangs from the waist down around covering the legs

The skirt is a woman's outer garment. A piece of cloth fastened /worn around the waist that hangs from the waist down around covering the legs
1.19) Saree

Saree a garment worn by women, consisting of several yards long strip of un-stitched single fabric / cloth wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder. It is worn by women in southern Asia which can be wrapped in various styles. It is also known as a sari, Kache, kaccha-nivi or mundum-neryathum.

Saree a garment worn by women, consisting of several yards long strip of unstitched single fabric / cloth wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder.

It is worn by women in southern Asia which can be wrapped in various styles.It is also known as a sari, Kache, kaccha-nivi or mundum-neryathum.

2.00) Ladies Dresses Necklines Styles:
2.01) Bardot Neckline


Bardot: - Broader than boat neck the difference is that has some extra cloth lying on the shoulders, like Dupatta.

Suitable for short or wide neck, small chested pear-shaped women

2.02) Banded Neckline

Banded: - Horizontal and slim band, finishing at the neckline with front opening. Suitable for women with long neck

Banded: - Horizontal and slim band, finishing at the neckline with front opening.
Suitable for women with long neck
2.03) Boat Neck


Boat neck: - It is a type of horizontal, wide and slightly curved below the collarbone creating boat shape at  the front and back of a ladies dress. 

It is also known as a bateau–neckline.Women with short or wide neck should be cautious is suitable for small bust size.

2.04) Bib Neckline
Bib: - A front center portion of an outfit cut in shape of oval, V, U or square of attire under the neckline or lengthens upward from the waist of bottom wear

Bib: - A front center portion of an outfit cut in shape of oval, V, U or square of attire under the neckline or lengthens upward from the waist of bottom wear
2.05) Cardigan Jewel Neckline
Cardigan Jewel:- Opens in the front with buttons in center.

Cardigan Jewel:- Opens in the front with buttons in the centre.
2.06) Camisole Neckline


Camisole Neckline: - Just above the bust-line, with the support of straps over the shoulder.
2.07) Cleavage Neckline

Cleavage is a low-cut neckline up to the area between breasts, usually refers to what is visible from garment

Cleavage is a low-cut neckline up to the area between breasts, usually, refers to what is visible from garment
2.08) Cowl Neckline

Cowl neck:- Draped neckline consequential from bias cut with surplus fabric forming spongy folds.  Suitable for small chest sized women. Bigger bust and short & wide neck should not go for it.

Cowl neck:- Draped neckline consequential from bias cut with surplus fabric forming spongy folds.

Suitable for small chest sized women.Bigger bust and short & wide neck should not go for it.

2.09) Florentine Neckline

Florentine:- More or less low cut, but very wide angular square neckline.

Florentine:- More or less low cut, but very wide angular square neckline.
2.10) Funnel Neckline

Funnel:- High neckline cut by slanting or curving shoulder seams upward towards the neck. it is also called built-up neckline.

Funnel:- High neckline cut by slanting or curving shoulder seams upward towards the neck. it is also called built-up neckline.

2.11) Gathered Neckline


Gathered:- A full neckline close to the neck which can be adjusted or gathered with a drawstring cord or elastic. It is also called Draw-string, Peasant or Gypsy neckline.

2.12) Jewel Neckline

Jewel Neck:- It is a circular neckline with high coverage of neck at the base of the throat to give larger bust look to wearer. It is also known as a Crew neck or T-Shirt neckline.  Be cautious who have wide neck. it’s suitable for long and thin neck.

Jewel Neck:- It is a circular neckline with high coverage of neck at the base of the throat to give a larger bust look to the wearer. It is also known as a Crew neck or T-Shirt neckline. 

Be cautious who have a wide neck. it’s suitable for the long and thin neck.

2.13) Horseshoe Neckline
Horseshoe:- Low smooth curved neckline in front, looks like a horseshoe.


Horseshoe:- Low smooth curved neckline in front, looks like a horseshoe.
2.14) Halter Neckline

Halter necklines:- It is a feature of  V-neck or scoop neckline at front which wrap around and connect at the nape of the neck with straps. Women with a short or wide neck should not think for it.  It will look nice on women with fuller bust, or a long and thin neck.

Halter necklines:- It is a feature of  V-neck or scoops neckline at the front which wraps around and connects at the nape of the neck with straps. Women with a short or wide neck should not think of it. It will look nice on women with the fuller bust, or a long and thin neck.

2.15) Keyhole Neckline

Keyhole neck :- High neckline with opening cut out / central hole below the collar bones. Opening may be round or any other shaped.

Keyhole neck :- High neckline with an opening cut out / central hole below the collar bones. The opening may be round or any other shaped.
2.16) Plunging Neckline

Plunging is a Low-cut neckline, it may be V, U or square shaped,  it is also known as a Deep V  neck, Deep U  neck, Deep square neck

Plunging is a Low-cut neckline, it may be V, U or square shaped, 
it is also known as a Deep V-neck, Deep U-neck, Deep square neck
2.17) Portrait Neckline

Potrait Neck:- is a open narrow shoulders with wide archning shape of neckline.

Portrait Neck- is an open narrow shoulder with the wide arching shape of the neckline.
2.18) Mandarin Neckline

Mandarin: - is a unfolded, short standup coller straight or rounded edged which slightly rises vertically, edges of collar overlapes when buttoned. It is also known as a chinees collar

Mandarin - is an unfolded, short stand-up collar straight or rounded edged which slightly rises vertically, edges of collar overlaps when buttoned.

It is also known as a Chinese collar

2.20) One Shoulder Neckline

One-shoulder necklines it’s irregular linear necklines that cut across crossways from one shoulder to below the other arm. Similar to boat neck but is extensively low. This type of necklines brings out the shoulders and neck of the wearer.  It is also known as Carmen.

One-shoulder necklines it’s irregular linear necklines that cut across cross-ways from one shoulder to below the other arm. Similar to boat neck but is extensively low. This type of necklines brings out the shoulders and neck of the wearer. 

It is also known as Carmen.

2.21) Round Neckline

Round neck:- A rounded neck close to the neck, bigger than a crew-neck. Women with long, thin or regular neck and also suitable for smaller busts. Women with short and  wider neck or bigger chest should not go with this type of neckline.

Round neck:- A rounded neck close to the neck, bigger than a crew-neck. Women with long, thin or regular neck and also suitable for smaller busts.
Women with short and  wider neck or bigger chest should not go with this type of neckline.
2.22) Sabrina Neckline

Sabrina: - Wide horizontal Medium low curved rounded shape neckline in front, smaller than boat-neck. Depth of the neckline may vary, normally wider than the base of the neck

Sabrina: - Wide horizontal Medium low curved rounded shape neckline in front, smaller than boat-neck. Depth of the neckline may vary, normally wider than the base of the neck
2.23) Square Neckline


Square neck:- reasonably low-cut neckline, three linear creating square or angular in front; looks nice on women with the long waist. 

It’s Suitable to woman with the long and thin type of neck. Will not suit on women with the wide or short neck.

2.24) Strapless Neckline


Strapless: - Neckline just above the bust, held in place by perfect fitting, elastic, or shirring.  

Women with long and thin neck or small chests should not go with this style.

2.25) Surplice Neckline

Surplice: - Neckline that overlaps / wraps forming a V neckline on any one side may be in front or back.

Surplice: - Neckline that overlaps / wraps forming a V neckline on any one side may be in front or back.
2.26) Sweet Heart Neckline

Sweet Heart neck:- Lowered front curved concave down neckline shaped like top of the heart.  Be cautious if you are having short or wide neck.  Most suitable for small bust.

Sweet Heart neck:- Lowered front curved concave down neckline shaped like the top of the heart. 

Be cautious if you are having a short or wide neck.

Most suitable for the small bust.

2.27) Slit Neckline

Slit :-A slim and plumb opening neckline. The slit may be in the front or back, round neck, U-neck or  V-neck.

Slit :-A slim and plumb opening neckline. The slit may be in the front or back, round neck, U-neck or  V-neck.
2.28) U-Shaped Neckline
U- Shaped Neckline: - Medium low in front, round shaped creating “U” shape width depends on the base of the neck.  It’s suitable to all type of neck and bust

U- Shaped Neckline: - Medium low in front, round shaped creating “U” shape width depends on the base of the neck. 

It’s suitable for all type of neck and bust

2.29) V-Neck Neckline

V- neck  two diagonal lines from the shoulders to the chest creating a “V“ shape. The distance downward of the shape may vary. Not suitable for long and thin neck.

V- neck:-  two diagonal lines from the shoulders to the chest creating a “V“ shape. The distance downward of the shape may vary.

Not suitable for a long and thin neck.

2.30) Yoke Neckline

Yoke: - A separate part of the top attached over neckline area and shoulder it may be of various shape.

Yoke: - A separate part of the top attached over neckline area and shoulder it may be of various shape.

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