There is a broad category of costumes in India. It varies for both men, women , children etc. There are many different types of costumes for different themes. Costumes differ in many ways and means. So there is not a single category of costumes. Costumes are available in different styles and cuts.
The relevance of different types of costume categories is that the artistic arrangement in a picture, play, appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described, or to a particular style of clothing worn to portray the wearer as a character or type of character other than their regular persona at a social event such as a masquerade, a fancy dress party or in an artistic theatrical performance.Costume categories like stylized theatrical costumes can exaggerate some aspect of a character. Without theatrical costumers, the audience would be left wondering who is related to whom, and which person is which.
Costuming, truly is as important as the set and the script, yet most audiences take it for granted.Costumes are also worn on different festivals as well. So costumes can be of many categories like Theatre costumes, Baby Costume, Wedding Costume and Indian Dance Costume. There is a broad category of costume for infants, toddlers, boys ,girls, men and women like saree as a traditional outfit for women and casual wear for men which fall in western category.