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Old 09-07-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Wearing a sari when you are not part of the Indian culture or an indian even is cultural appropriation. That being said it is not nearly as bad as wearing a bindi for purely fashion purposes.
Most Indian women I see are not wearing a sari. They are wearing western jeans and blouses/jackets.

This is cultural appropriation?
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:22 PM
 
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I think they're beautiful. You might catch me staring though, if you're not Indian. Only because it'd be unusual. I think if you want to wear one, than you should. :-) (And please forgive me, if you catch me looking.)
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:10 PM
 
Location: STL area
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Older Indian women dress more traditionally all the time. I see neighbors out walking dressed in a sari, at the mall, at the grocery store, picking up grandchildren from school. But women my age tend to dress in typical western clothing unless it's a special occasion. I've never seen a non Indian woman in a sari except at special events...an Indian wedding, party, or holiday. I have a few friends who married Indian men and wore a sari as a part of their wedding. It would be similar to me wearing a traditional Chinese dress at my own wedding since I married into a Chinese family (although my inlaws are not traditional like that and we did not do anything other than use Chinese floral tablecloths and the double happiness symbol).

Anyway, I think they are beautiful and I wouldn't think anything of it. But I honestly think people should wear what they want to no matter what.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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if she hated wearing them she could not have looked good in them, just uncomfortable and annoyed. it IS a costume. the blouse needs to fit perfectly for the sari to look good. there are non-indians who can rock them but most look like they are wearing a costume. the saris they wear are not always tastefully picked. there are an almost infinite number sarees, materials and patterns and you need to know what looks good on you.

many Indian women do not know how to dress well in american clothes either. they too look annoyed and uncomfortable or simply don't care how they look.
Sonia Gandhi (wife/widow of Rajiv Gandhi) is Italian-born and she wears them. Of course she has had many years to get accustomed to wearing Indian garb, and as a public national figure in India, it is a given that she wears them.

Here in Silicon Valley, it is very commonplace to see women wearing sarees, and shalwar kameez - though not among those who are not South Asian.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I love saris.....have always admired women wearing them, ever since I was a child. I believe they look "costume-y" on a non Indian person, though, probably because they are rarely worn by non Indians.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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Saris are very pretty and I like to see people wearing them. But when I see a woman walking down the street in a sari, which is fairly common here, first I think how pretty it is, and then I think how constrained I, personally, would feel wearing such a long garment all the time. Actually wearing one doesn't appeal to me at all.
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:03 PM
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I'm wondering what would you think if you see a random person wearing sarees in public? Personally, I don't mind wearing sarees in public (only warm climates) and I think they're very beautiful. I really like them and I think I might purchase some in the future. Probably a couple to just wear for the heck of it. There are some casual and non-casual ones. Do you know people (besides Asian Indians) wearing Sarees in public? For those who don't know what sarees are, here is a quick information:



Here are some pictures of Aishwarya Rai in Sarees.







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Iíve never seen anyone wearing them if they werenít Indian (or a culture that wears them) but I think they are quite beautiful! I donít think Iíd wear one, for the same reason I wouldnít wear an abaya, it just wouldnít feel appropriate. I donít wear camo for the same reason.
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I'm wondering what would you think if you see a random person wearing sarees in public? Personally, I don't mind wearing sarees in public (only warm climates) and I think they're very beautiful. I really like them and I think I might purchase some in the future. Probably a couple to just wear for the heck of it. There are some casual and non-casual ones. Do you know people (besides Asian Indians) wearing Sarees in public? For those who don't know what sarees are, here is a quick information:


I see people wear sarees in public sometimes. I don't see an issue with it. People can wear what they want.
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