One of the most predominant attires for women across cultures especially in India, Bangladesh and Nepal have been sarees. Women have been known to have mastered the art of draping these six yards of cloth piece onto their bodies with such finesse that for long foreigners have created their own spin offs and rip offs of the attire.
Sarees have an innate essence of grace and exuberance about them which speaks volumes on modesty and elegance when you drape those six yards on to your bodies. Also the fabrics like silk, banarasi, kanjiveram, are traditionally used for social religious ceremonies and indicate power dressing as well as have a hint of class elite. In the olden days, such sarees were won by women of the landlords, or gentry class. Muslim sarees have traditionally been worn with a blouse that extends well below the navel and transforms more in the form of a shirt blouse to cover any part of the visible skin on the waist. The Saree is also draped in different styles which largely depends upon the region you live in. Be it the seedha, Palla, Ultapalla, ghoonghat Palla. Not very far from the crowd is the colloquial version in the skirt saree worn by young girls in the deccan south of India. There are umpteen ways of teaming your skirt sarees with colouful chunaris, skirt and blouse. More so if you are to examine a saree drape closely, that could also give indications into the social class hierarchy. For example, the elites used to don chiffons with a long drawn drape fall in the front which also quite caused a fashion trend in the olden days.
There are no traditional Islamic motifs as such roped in such sarees but they are crafted out of rich fabrics which are quite popular with the Muslim women like lawn silk and chiffons and boast of detailed hand-work of intricate embroideries and zardozi. These rich modest sarees surely give out a royal gleam that befit multiple occasions. Similarly, Fabrics which are dyed gold with Croatia weaves are also a favorite pick with women to don on occasions.