Must-Have Indian Ethnic Dresses To Elevate Your Look

There is something  about indian ethnic wear that exudes such an elegant vibe. In an age where fashion trends are transient,there are few Indian ethnic dresses that have managed to make their own place.

They elevate your look, add the requisite simplicity and glam up just perfectly as per the occasion. 

Women wardrobe staples -

1. Timeless Gota Patti Set 

Gotawork suit

Originated in Rajasthan, Gota patti is a beautiful applique form of embroidery that became a staple festive wear across the country.

Traditionally adorned by the royal families of the court, the intricate golden and silver lace are stitched onto the fabric and the craft was later trickled down to the masses due to its timeless appeal. 

This vibrant gota patti suit has a white floral printed cotton pant, a festive red kurta and a colourful dupatta. While the kurta has small pieces of zari ribbon sewn in a pretty pattern on the neckline and down the front side, the dupatta has gota work on the edge, adding to its traditional feel.

Ethnic wear dresses for women like this look as good with the dupatta as without, and is a must-have for festive occasions. Pair it with chunky jhumkas or silver earrings to exude the royal vibe.

2. Chanderi Saree 

Chanderi saree

Chanderi, a beautiful, ethereal fabric, has received its name from the town of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh, a popular handloom destination.

The Chanderi fabric famous for its sheer, gossamer texture and exaggerated drape is a favourite across the nation now. Latest ethnic dresses are now made using chanderi fabrics, be it pure silk, silk cotton or chanderi cotton. 

Add this fuschia pink chanderi saree with khadi gold print to your wardrobe for a classic and chic look. This saree can be worn for a formal function at home or office and is a gorgeous must-have indian ethnic wear outfit.

3. Indigo Saree

Indigo print saree

Indigos have been used as a dye for centuries in India and is a great choice for royal occasions. Originally hand dyed, Indigo colour is now produced synthetically as well. It has retained its timeless appeal and continues to be an elegant must have wardrobe essential. 

Add this chic handcrafted Indigo chanderi saree to your collection for a casual but classy look.

This ethnic indian cotton dress has been hand dyed and hand block printed in the stand out indigo colour with lovely floral prints accentuating the border and adding an effervescent look. Indigo as a blue, is the right way to beat Monday blues!

4. Mulmul Saree

Mulmul printed saree

Mulmul, a fabric once exclusive to the royalty of India, is now a popular fashion pick across the globe. Mulmul is often referred to as the wonder gossamer or woven wind due to its sheer, delicate and light weight nature. The queen of ethnic indian cotton dresses, a pretty mulmul saree is the epitome of grace and comfort. 

A must have Indian ethnic dress to elevate your everyday fashion game is this hand dyed mulmul saree with floral buti across the fabric.

A beautiful combination of small motifs on the saree and larger ones on the pallu (drape falling from the shoulder) is an excellent addition to the wardrobe for those days when you want to look pretty but also want it easy-breezy.

5. Rayon Kurti

Rayon kurti

Rayon is an excellent fabric for making Indian ethnic long dresses for summer wear. Its thin cotton yarns make it a breathable, light and non sticky fabric, ideal for indian summer weather.

This A-line rayon kurta with a draped dupatta marries the irresistible charm of a black outfit with the stunning styling of a printed drape across the body.

This latest ethnic dress has elevated what was once a simple black kurta into a formal/party wear outfit. This outfit is the ethnic answer to that staple little black dress found in every wardrobe.

6. Chanderi Silk Suit Set

abstract print chanderi suit

Chanderi fabric has put its namesake, Chanderi village from Madhya Pradesh on the global map. Home to the amazing handspun, handcrafted chanderi fabric, its popularity has spread across the nation and varied outfits have been birthed to pay homage to it.

An indian ethnic long dress that is a chic, classy and evergreen addition to any wardrobe is the Chanderi Silk Suit.  

Hand block printed with traditional motifs of flowers, this elegant abstract print Chanderi Suit with a Chanderi Dupatta is an absolute must have. The colour is soothing, the style is effervescent and the vibe is evergreen.

7. Maheshwari Silk Suit Set 

Maheshwari silk suit

The town of Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, gave birth to Maheshwari Silk - a heritage fabric woven from Mercerized Cotton and Chanderi yarns.

Known for its extremely fine texture and delicate weaving style, it soon became popular across India. An excellent fabric for everyday wear dresses, it is used extensively for creating mesmerising looks with block printed motifs.

A Maheshwari Silk Suit with hand block print is an elegant addition to the everyday wardrobe, ideal for home wear, casual outings or office. Versatile, fun and comfortable, it can be adorned without the dupatta also. 

These ethnic wear dresses for women are wardrobe staples that can elevate your mood and look, both. So what are you waiting for? Gear up with these absolute must-haves this season! Happy Shopping!