South Indian DressThe traditional dress forms are the `Mundu and Neriathu` (a white piece of cloth with golden zari border symbolising royalty) for men; and sari` (a 5-6 metres long piece of cloth embroidered with golden border) with jacket for women. With the changing trends in fashion and designing, the dress codes have changed.
A multitude of colours and designs are available today. Men and women today are clad in a variety of dresses. The people have now taken to the northern style of dressing up though the western dresses have also found a lot of acceptance among the masses.
The traditional Tamilian women prefer to drape her heavy Kanchipuram Sari (also spelt as Saree) around herself, the lower part of the calf uncovered, the extra bit of pallu created thereby wound around her waist. What is striking about her is that she wears the most gorgeous of Kanchipuram Sari in the most casual way; its like shes dressed to go to a wedding every day.
A sari is a rectangular piece of cloth, which are five to six yards in length. The style, colour and texture of this cloth varies and it might be made from cotton, silk or one of the several man-made materials. The sari has an ageless charm since it is not cut or tailored for a particular size. In Tamil Nadu, saris are available in a wide variety of fabrics - silks, cottons, chiffons, georgettes and crepes; the list could go on and on.