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What are Dhoti Pants?

Dhoti which used to be a traditional Indian garment for men, has now become an attire for modern Indian women as is termed as Dhoti Pants. The classical Indian dhoti a garment for common Indian men in earlier times is revived into designer clothing by many Indian fashion designers as an amalgamation of contemporary design with modern looks. Bollywood celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Genelia D’Souza, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma have been donning the modern version from quite some time now.

A Dhoti pant is loosely draped at the upper leg area and tapers gradually towards the hemline around the ankle. The difference between dhoti and dhoti pants is the dhoti is an un-stitched piece of cloth whereas dhoti pants are a stitched ready-to-wear garment for women. However, dhoti pants for men are also available these days. The ideal length of dhoti pant is just above the ankle, however, there are dhoti pants available in a variety of lengths and styles. A variation of dhoti pant may bore a zipper on the sides or in the front and some may as well feature a moderate crotch depth or the original rapper styling.

Dhoti pants are generally made in soft fabrics that give a nice fall to it. The most widely used fabrics to make dhoti pants are muslin, soft cotton, silk, crepes and Georgette. The thing that makes a dhoti pant so popular is the dressing options. It can be worn as semi-formal wear, easy go summer wear, travel wear and casual wear.

People may confuse a dhoti pant with that of a harem pant. While they may appear similar, but there is a big different in both the pants. Dhoti pants are loose only at the upper leg which is the thigh area. They start tapering gradually thereby. Harem pants are airy and loose throughout the leg area except at the hemline around ankle.