Has ethnic always been my favourite? I definitely do not think so.
I remember my mom forced me to wear a ‘churidar’ to my friend’s birthday party, yes birthday party. And how I hated her for that. With time she realized my hatred for Indian wear and stopped with the jazz. The main reason I never liked ethic was my body. I have been skinny all my life and how these Indian silhouettes looked on me, made me cringe. I would attend weddings in a pair of jeans and t-shirt. I, sure, wasn’t so confident after all.
This confidence took its own sweet time to develop and after ages of having been bullied for having a certain body type, I now take pride in it. Just like everyone should. I wouldn’t claim I have the best Indian wear in my wardrobe now, (still less than 5 pieces in all), but I love to try my hand at them. I would wear sarees to college if only I knew how to drape them well.