Known as the “Kohinoor of India”, Andhra Pradesh is famous for its weaving and dying industry.
Its clothing styles represent the traditions and a rich culture that has shaped the lifestyle of the people living in the state.
We’re honestly mesmerized by the different styles of Andhra Pradesh dress; therefore, we’ve curated a list of all the famous types of clothing styles adorned by men and women there.
Go on, give it a read!
Traditional Dress Of Andhra Pradesh For Men
For Lower Body
Dhoti is one of the most famous and most worn dressing styles adorned by men throughout India.
A dhoti is a large piece of cloth that is wrapped around the waist and is tucked from between the legs at the front.
Its length is adjusted according to one’s preferences.
Lungi is somewhat similar to the dhoti in appearance. It is a large piece of clothing that is wrapped around the waist.
For Upper Body
Kurta is a loose shirt that goes up to the knees. They are usually made up of cotton; however, the fancier ones are made with a fancy fabric such as silk.
Traditional Dress Of Andhra Pradesh For Women
1. Langa Voni
This Andhra Pradesh dress is worn by the girls in the state. Langa Voni consists of a skirt, blouse and dupatta.
A saree is the traditional Andhra Pradesh dress for women. They adorn it with different traditional jewellery styles that enhance the overall appeal of a woman.
Types Of Sarees:
Also known as ‘Ikkat’, Pochampally sarees are produced in a small village located in the Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh.
Ikkat sarees are hand woven using silk or cotton fabrics. They are adorned with traditional designs.
Located in the Anantpur district of Andhra Pradhesh, Dharmavaram is a very famous place for heavy bridal sarees, also known as Dharmavaram sarees.
These sarees are made in silk fabric and consist of a contrasting pallu and border of zari brocade. Dharmavaram sarees showcase exquisite patterns and combinations of different colors such as yellow, maroon, pink, blue, green, etc.
Uppada sarees are crafted by the artisans of the Uppada town (a beach town). These sarees are crafted in cotton fabric and adorned with beautiful patterns set in gold and silver zari.
Uppada sarees are woven in ‘Jamdani’ style.
Gadwal sarees are made in the town of Gadwal located in the Mahbubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh.
These sarees are very famous for their zari borders as well as zari pallus. The body of the saree is made with cotton fabric.
Woven in Kupadam style, Gadwal sarees are made in vibrant colours such as parrot-green, maroon, red, yellow, etc.
Mangalgiri sarees are produced in Mangalgiri town located in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. These sarees consist of flattering borders that are adorned with gold or copper threads.
Woven on a pit-loom, Mangalgiri sarees are made with cotton. They consist of a plain or striped body along with a beautiful pallu adorned with zari work.
Narayanpet sarees are crafted by artisans of Narayanpet town located in the Mahbubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh.
This Andhra Pradesh traditional dress mostly consists of a plain saree body along with a contrasting pallu.
Both border and pallu are adorned with zari work.
Narayanpet sarees are lightweight and easy to carry; therefore, they can be worn on casual events as well during the day-to-day tasks performed by women.
Venkatagiri is a small town located in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. It is popular for traditional sarees that are made with cotton and silk fabrics.
The best part of Venkatagiri sarees is that they’re really lightweight, therefore, comfortable to wear.
Woven in the ‘Jamdani’ style, Venkatagiri sarees are made in bright colors and are adorned with beautiful dots and motifs such as parrots and leaves.
Andhra Pradesh Traditional Dress For Bridegroom
The groom wears a kurta and a full-length dhoti. Both these garments are made in fancy fabrics such as silk.
The groom also wears an additional piece of cloth that is draped over one of his shoulders. All these clothing pieces that we just mentioned are made in either white or cream color.
Andhra Pradesh Traditional Dress For Bridal
The bride wears a silk Dharmavaram saree made in red color.
This bridal saree showcases nothing but beauty. The vibrant red color along with a beautiful pallu set gracefully and adorned with gold plated work enhances the overall look of the bride.
So, these were the famous traditional clothing styles of Andhra Pradesh for men and women. Each style represents the vibrant culture of Andhra Pradesh. We’re honestly in love with the different types of sarees adorned by women in the state, what about you?
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Know more about the traditional dress of Karnataka here.