Indians reacted differently when western style clothing came to India in the 19th century. Some of the reactions are:
1.Some people supported the attempt to change women's clothing, others opposed it.
2.Rabindranath Tagore, from the Tagore family, suggested that instead of combining Indian and European dress, India's national dress should combine dress elements of Hindu and Muslim dress for men.
3.Attempts were made to develop a dress style that would draw on the tradition of different regions.E.g; Jnanadanandini Devi, wife of Satyendranath Tagore adopted the Parsi style of wearing the sari pinned to the left shoulder with a brooch, and worn with a blouse and shoes.
4.Parsi style of wearing sari was soon adopted by Brahmo Samaji women
and came to be known as the Brahmika sari. But did not gain any popularity in Gujarat and Assam and many others states.