Sari as old as the civilization of india know records date back to at least before christ cotton was grown and women into fabric in india five thousand year ago. Sari was worn by women in various draping styles men also used to wear cloths similar to sari but it was called diffrent names like dhoti lungi etc.
Religious deities have been shown to wears sari in various scultures and paintings. Sari orginis are obscure in part because there are so few historical records in india yet we know that india were wearing usewn lenghts of colts draped around their bodies long before tailored cloths arrived. One of the earliest clepirtions of a sari n like drape covering the entire body dates backs to 100 B.C.A north india terracotts depicts a woman wearing a sari wound hightly around her entire body in the trousen style this elabarate body hugging style represented in the terracotta may have. Evolved among indias temple dancers in ancient time to allow thier limbs freedom of movement while at the same time main taining thier standards of modesty. There are many sculptures of graeco indian gandharan civilization which show a variety of different sari draping styles. Tailored clothes arrived in india with the arrived of muslims. Hindus. Beleived that any cloth commonly beleived in india that todays pelticoator gharga and the blouse or choli which are worn under the sari are later additions which started with the coming of british in india increasing numbers of upper class women in the early 20th century did adopt items of ruropeans style clothing as the fitted blouse and slim pelticout this wsas also adopted due to the fashion of transparent chiffon saris during that particular period some of the wives of indian kings draped. Themselved in saris that were by parisian designors the concept of beauty in ancient india was that of small waist and large bust and hips, as is evident in the sculptures of those times and sari seemed to be the perfect dress to flaunt proportions as it exposes that waist of women and emphasises the waist and bust with the pleated fabric. Sometimes women ware accesaries like girdle a (bell) with elabarate design around their waist to emphasoze the hip area.