In India, semi formal dresses are worn on occasions that
are less formal such as going to a restaurant or to office. Infact, office
wear is generally termed as semi-formal. Today, a vast majority of Indian
female population is going out of their homes to work outside. With the
advent of Globalization, educated middle class women have been provided with
opportunities to build her own dreams. Indian women are becoming
increasingly visible and successful in the professional and public sphere.
Accordingly the dressing sense of women has changed.
A certain section of women still prefer to wear saree. The cool and crisp
Kota saris of Rajasthan, cotton sarees, chanderi cotton sarees, bengal
sarees etc. fall under this category of semi formal wear. These office wear
or semi formal sarees are very cool, graceful and also ethnic. Young girls
also prefer to wear salwar kameez which is the most popular, comfortable,
convenient and widely worn dress in India. For semi-formal look, these
salwar kameez are in light colours made of comfortable fabric like cotton,
chiffon, georgette with little or no embroidery.
Young girls who wish to make their own fashion style generally choose Indo
Western style which is modern yet has the touch of Indian tradition. Silk
Kurtas in pastel shades look fabulously cool and stylish. Latest fashion
style is of Short Kurta with a loose Patiala style or a trouser.