Navratyri Garba dresses: what types of dresses should men and women wear during Navratri Garba. It is true that young men and women dress up in their best outfit during navratri garba occasion. Women usually wear bright colored chaniya cholis which are hand embroidered and embedded with shells, mirror, stars etc. These days women experiment with their looks with decorative accessories and jewellery to achieve both traditional mixtures of Gujarat as well as the modern day fashion.
Chaniya is a long flowing skirt worn by women which are heavily embroidered with mirror work and have at least 9 meters width in order to produce admirable twirls when the dancer turns around. chaniyas are not free flowing rather they are umbrella shaped. You can go for chaniya in silk, satin, cotton, chiffon or organza cloth as per your choice and taste.
Cholis worn during this festival by women are either long blouses extending below the waist as loose blouse or it can be fashionable short blouse that may lie above the waist or it can be short with backless tie-ups called as backless choli or bandni choli. cholis are embroidered with kudan stones, sequins, zardosi, thread work, mirror work etc. these days, designers have created cholis which are amalgamation of ethnic as well as traditional wears in form of cholis with short necks, sleeveless, bustiers, noodle straps and halter necks.
Odhni covers the head part of dancers. It does not need to be in matching with your outfit color and you can choose either plain dupatta or one having good embroidery.
Kamkha is a traditional Guajarati ‘rabaran’ blouse with embroidery on the front and open back.