History would like us o believe that Fashion is something the west introduced in India.
They were supposed t have been introduced after the landing of Vasco da Gama in 1498.
The sculptures in the Konark Temple, dedicated to Sun God(750AD has sculptures of women wearing High heeled shoes, carrying portable mirrors and wearing even see through skirts!
Classics belonging to Tamil Sangam period detail the procedure for make up of women, even to the extent of the process of preparing eyeliner.
Sanskrit Literature too talks about the make up used by women of ancient India and the Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana talks in detail the make up used by prostitutes !
Tamil women did not wear upper garment in the ancient days.
But they wore a strip of cloth, tied by a string to cover their upper torso, which resembles a Bra!
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