A saree break.
The previous modifier of dress – especially in North India – was of course Islamic rule. There is a great deal of variation within this from fitted tunics to serious trouser flares. These styles live on – the description here of an empire gown seems to correspond for e.g. to modern “Anarkalis”.
All of it involves a great degree of diaphanous layering bringing to mind the sweet liquefaction of a Herrick poem.
Still from Junoon.