Which is better thing to wear -- the dhoti or the lungi?This is a very simple thing. The dresses are predominantly South Indian. We get to see both in so many parts of the South.
There have been some changes. The half pants and the track suits have taken over. On most days, day in and day out, the younger generation get to wear either of these at home.
But the dhoti and the lungi are still there. In most small towns, across all communities it is the lungi all the way. The Brahmin communities do not welcome the lungi at all. In Kerala, it is a great sight to see the dhoti, all the way, in the superbly maintained temples.
Which is better? The lungi is stictched and can be adjusted a little more than a dhoti. It can also hide dirt, as the bright colors tend to take on the heat far better than the white dhoti.
My vote is for the dhoti, as I not worn a lungi for almost three decades now.