Then when the lamps were lit, I should put on my red dress and it would be thin as a veil, and would wind about my body, and billow out as I came into the room, pirouetting. It would make a flower shape as I sank down, in the middle of the room, on a gilt chair. The Waves, Virginia Woolf.
The Red Sari, Sunita Reclining/Matthew Smith (early 1930s).
The 1930s features: Sleeveless blouse and the sari wrapped twice to give the three tier effect below waist.