Doting Over Dhotis

Doting Over Dhotis

Indian fashion is being reused and reinvented on the runway. Right now, dhoti pants are all the rage in the fashion industry, partly because they are fashionable, but mainly because they are so unbelievably comfortable. Dhoti pants were originally a traditional Indian garment worn by men that originated in southern Nepal. The garment has a religious background due to the fact that men would wear it during religious ceremonies, since the actual word meant “cleansed cloth.” Today, however, these pants are seen all over the world on a daily basis.

 
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Not only do men still wear these pants, but women have also begun wearing them as both skirts and pants, showing the versatility of the garment. It is extremely simple in theory since it is just a rectangular piece of unstitched cloth, wrapped around the waist and the legs and knotted. Nowadays, however, dhoti pants and skirts tend to be sewn but still boast a laid-back look that gives off effortlessly chic style.

Some of our favorite ways to wear dhotis are as skirts. A dhoti skirt looks like a wrapped skirt and gives a high-fashion feel that will go perfectly from day to night. A pre-draped apricot dhoti skirt is the perfect addition to your closet. Plus, when paired with a matching top, it makes for a covetable look you'll adore.

 

Another look we cannot get enough of is nude-colored dhoti pants. We love this color of dhoti because it is so stylish, yet simple. Nude raw silk dhoti pants paired with a t-shirt, denim jacket, and sneakers makes for the perfect day in the park look! On the flip side, throw on a pair of heels and you are ready to meet the parents for a nice dinner in the city. With these gorgeous dhoti pants, the options are endless.  

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Written by Aubrey Rojas


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