As someone who travels for work, I am frequently surprised when I visit other countries and see women dawning sarees, or wearing shalwar kameezes to the office, or a lehenga to a party. I once went to a wedding where I met a woman who bought her lehenga from Dubai. This has made me realize that South Asian clothing is probably more universal than I thought. The popularity of Bollywood movies, gorgeous designs, and modesty are appealing to several cultures.

Countries where women wear the

Sareee: Bangladesh, India, Fiji, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Singapore, USA, UK, Australia, and some countries in Africa,

Salwar: The above countries and Iran and Afghanistan

Share your story of how you wear the saree or the salwar! Do you wear it to the office? Contact us at We look forward to hearing from you.