Top 5 Ethnic Wear For Women To Slay In 2022

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You must be wondering why a whole article on this! Because everyone knows about the basic ethnic wear varieties in India. 

You’re right! 

That is why we plan here to introduce you to the styles of those primary ethnic wear varieties so that you can try something new in 2022!

What are you waiting for? Start scrolling!

Sarees – The Most Popular Indian Ethnic Wear

Saree is timeless for Indian women! It suits anyone for any occasion. Many designers have experimented with it and have come up with a lot of fashion trends. The latest one is the pleated sarees. “Pleats are normal to a saree,” you may say. But the pleats we are talking about are horizontal ones on the pallu. Yes, pleated sarees come with ruffles on the pallu, which look incredibly fashionable. If you think draping such a saree is a mess. Go for a stitched saree. But it is a must-try fashion trend.

 The organza sarees had made a great buzz in 2021, and they are going to be in trend even in 2022. 

Pastel color palette has been in demand for a while now. But 2022 is going to be the year for color blocking. So, be ready to experiment with some bold contrasting colors. 

Tissue Sarees are sexy and gorgeous! These are for all time. Do not forget to own a piece of this in your wardrobe.

Cowl neck sarees scream fashion! If you consider yourself a fashionista, you cannot get away without one of these.

The trend of wearing t-shirts, shirts, crop tops, and jackets with sarees has taken fashion a level up. Sometimes they even pop up with a traditional silk saree and yet, totally slay the look. So, these experimental saree blouses will continue ruling the fashion trends in 2022!

For a traditional ethnic look, if you’re bored of the same banarasi silk sarees, you have more choices in silk today. Try different types of silk sarees like kanjivarams, tussar silk, Mysore silk, Konrad silk, Art silk, and more. You can also try different draping styles like Bengali Atpoure style, Marathi Nauvari style, Seedha pallu style of Gujrat, UP and Odisha, Mekhela chadar of Assam, Pinkosu of Tamilnadu, Madisar of Iyengars, Kappulu of Andhra Pradesh, Coorgi style, and more.

Isn’t it fascinating how different states have their different draping versions, all so gorgeous!  

Anarkalis – The Youth Ethnic Wear

If India had a Cinderella, she would have been dressed in one of these Anarkalis. We prefer her in a floor-length Anarkali. What do you think?

The history of Anarkali dress in India goes back to Mughal times. The name of the dress comes from Nadira Begam’s nickname, and she was believed to be one of the Mughal courtesans. 

They looked gorgeous when Bollywood actresses like Madhubala, Rekha, Madhuri, and Aishwarya wore them. But we are happy that we have more options than them now! 

The floor-length Anarkalis are the favorites of most Bollywood celebrities, and they are elegant and pretty. You can choose from embroidered, threadwork, or embellished Anarkalis. 

The jacket Anarkali suits add a bit of sophistication to the elegant attire. They are sassy yet look dignified.

The layered Anarkalis give a royal look to this pretty ethnic attire. You can also go for asymmetric Anarkalis if you like a more modern version of the dress. 

The cape-style Anarkalis give a sober look to the wearer when Pakistani Anarkalis are more exquisite.

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Lehengas – The Wedding Ethnic Wear

No north Indian wedding is complete without lehengas. They are royal and elegant. 

The banarasi A-line lehenga skirt is the epitome of royalty. You can slay any wedding occasion wearing a red banarasi silk lehenga.

The multi-layered lehenga is a more modern version of this ethnic apparel. It is stunningly quirky and pretty.

Half Saree Lehenga is a South Indian version of lehengas. It is elegant and also looks royal.

Frilled lehengas and flared lehengas are popular among those who want quirkiness in their traditional outfits.

Jackets are everywhere now. So they are in lehengas too. The long jacket with lehenga and knee-length jacket with lehenga are on the 2022 fashion list.

The trumpet-style lehenga is sure to make you a mermaid. These lehengas usually come in icy colors and make you look like an absolute beauty in town.

So, which one do you choose for the next wedding season?

Salwar Kameez

For a long time, Patiala pants ruled the Salwar kameez fashion. Today, Salwar kameez sets come with push-up pants, tulip pants, dhoti pants, pencil pants, leggings, sharara pants, palazzos, and more. Cotton, Rayon, and silk fabrics are popular among Salwar Kameez buyers. The embroidered, threadwork and embellished dupattas on plain Salwar kameez give a royal look to the wearer. They are a good choice for any ethnic occasion.


Kurtis are an all-in-one outfit for all kinds of occasions. They go perfectly well on any casual, formal, and ethnic occasion. Silk Kurtis are best suited for ethnic events. Unlike Salwar Kameez, a kurti doesn’t need a dupatta. So, a cotton kurti can be a comfortable outfit for your everyday office wear.

The knee-length Kurtis are ruling the Indian Women’s wardrobe, and the trend will continue in 2022. 

A-line Kurtis, Anarkali Kurtis, tail Kurtis, cape Kurtis, asymmetric Kurtis, Denim Kurtis, layered Kurtis, straight Kurtis, side slit Kurtis, empire Kurtis are going to trend in the coming year.  


New Year brings new beginnings; why not welcome it with the latest trends. Give a makeover to your wardrobe and yourself in 2022. Buy your favorite ethnic outfits from the list above and stay fashionable!

Happy Shopping!

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