Purchasing clothes is a very risky business, because often the clothes will lose color when they are soaked in water.
The problem is particularly severe for women’s clothes, as there is less standardization in the design and these clothes are in darker shades of color
It is risky to wear these clothes till all the color is lost as other clothes are also affected as the fabric absorbs the dye.
Additionally these clothes cannot be washed in a washing machine as all the other clothes in the washing machine could also absorb the color , damaging these clothes
So often only 50% of the clothes purchased can be worn regularly
In April- May 2018, long kurtis for women are the new fashion trend
They are almost completely covering the salwar, leggings of pants which are barely visible.
These long kurtis are usually worn with lose printed palazzo pants
Those who are fashion conscious, have enough money, have adopted this fashion trend, and many women at airports and other places are often spotted wearing these long kurtis
However this fashion trend is not suitable or practical for those who are walking a lot, especially during the monsoon when it will rain heavily
During the monsoon most of the cities and towns in India have plenty of puddles, accumulated water, and it is more uncomfortable wearing wet kurtis compared to wet leggings
In some cases the longer kurtis also have a long slit in the middle to make it easier to walk. These kurtis will also require more fabric