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Types of Kurtis Every Woman Should Know May 03 2017

Kurtis is a staple in every south Indian girl’s wardrobe. Be it for casual, formal or party wear, there are Kurtis for each and every occasion. Not only are they super easy and fuss free to carry but also Kurtis suit everyone in every season. All the major Indian Designer Boutiques have large collections of ready-made Kurtis at quite reasonable prices as well. Pair them up or pair them down with your favorite accessories and you are good to go. They say that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and so does our Kurtis! Let see how many different types of Kurtis you guys have in your wardrobe.

Anarkali:

Anarkalis are one of the most elegant and graceful attire in the Indian culture. It can never go wrong. You can wear it to work and weddings equally depending on how you choose to style it. Their preferred lengths are knee-length and ankle-length both of which look equally stunning. There are some very beautiful Kurtis displayed at a few Indian Designer boutiques in Mumbai which you should totally check out.

Anarkali Kurti

Tail-cut:

This Kurtis is cut short on the front side and is a bit longer from the back giving a tail-like look. The best occasion to wear them is club or kitty parties with straight pants or even tights. You can opt for any length you want either short, knee length or long. The choice is completely yours.

A-line

This specific Kurti shape has a long flared skirt kind of cut which reaches till the ankle or calf. The flare starts with the waist forming a flattering A-shape panel. You can wear it to any casual occasion or if you want to spice it up to pair it with a churidar pajama to give you a traditional classy look.

Indo-western:

This Kurtis is inspired by the Indo-western gowns and as the name depicts these are a mix of eastern and western wear. You can easily wear these to casual parties or a friends’ hangout.

Kaftan:

Kaftans have become quite a hit lately in many Indian Designer Boutiques. These loose-fitted clothing with wide bell sleeves are airy and sophisticated. Their perfect length is knee-length, a perfect wear for beach parties or get-together.

Asymmetric:

This special kurtis have asymmetrical hemlines which make you look tall. You can easily pair them up jeans or tights. Their perfect length would be knee-length. Asymmetric Kurtis is generally a casual wear.

Asymmetric Kurta

Dhoti-Style

In this style, the kurti has a lot of drapes which may begin from the yoke or bodice with intricate designer cuts and patterns and end at knee-length. They are ideal for office parties and social events.

C-cut:

If you are looking for a date outfit, then this is your perfect option. This Kurti has a front hem in a “c” shape and usually worn till knee-length. You can basically wear it to any big formal occasion and make a stunning appearance.

Pakistani:

These are generally long, straight and baggy which looks great if you have a rectangular shaped body. These are a summer favorite among the Pakistani women because they are made of light, the soft and breathable fabric which makes them easy to carry in the day time.

Pakistani Kurta

Slit:

This one comes under the formal wear category. As the name suggests this kurti has slits in the front or the sides and look perfect with statement palazzos and skirt. Check Kendall Jenner’s recent street style to get some major inspo.

Check out some - Ethnic Wear Apparel for Different Occasions

slit kurti

 

 


Ethnic Wear Apparel for Different Occasions April 26 2017

There is no doubt to the fact that South Indian Ethnic Wear is well known all around the world for its grace and sophistication. Not only does it represents our vividly colorful culture but is also closely associated with our identity. If you want to know more about the types of apparel in South Indian culture then you have landed on just the right page. We have listed down 5 different levels of ethnic wear apparels and the best occasions to wear them.

Bridal Wear:

1. Lehengas

Lehengas are the personal favorite of every Indian girl. They are a perfect outfit for weddings, especially for the bride. The most popular combination is the bridal lehenga choli which is intricately made with the richest handwork and the highest level of craftsmanship and make the bride feel the most special on her big day.

Bridal Lehenga Saree

2. Sarees

Nothing makes a woman looks classier while still exuding tradition at the same time as saree does. The stunning drapes and beautiful pleats are what makes this outfit unique and hence stand out in the crowd. On the weddings, popular sarees are banarasi and velvet sarees.

Party wear saree

Evening Party Wear:

1. Gowns

Eastern ethnic wear is also inspired by the West in the form of the gowns. They are simple yet stunning and complement every body type. They look perfect when complemented with the right accessories and a pair of heels.

Indo Western Gown

2. Saree Gowns

Saree gown is a blend of traditional sarees with gown giving it an altogether modern look perfect for any cocktail party. Saree gown is a floor length gown majorly in fish style having pleats and pallu like a saree. Vibrantly gorgeous saree gown can be worn with a bodice blouse, normal blouse or even with a cape. Thus it is the best hassle free outfit with a contemporary fusion.

party wear saree gowns

Party Wear:

1. Anarkali

This beautiful outfit makes you feel like a queen. Try out the floor length Anarkali that can be worn in traditional and wedding occasions and make sure you have lots of kalies which would add the quintessential flare. You can look up to the style statements by Indian celebrities who have worn Floor Length Anarkali perfectly and can also buy Anarkali Suits Online from the many online Indian stores.

Anarkali suits

2. Pant Style

Recently pant style salwar suit have become quite trendy. They are a perfect option to wear for parties and events.

pant style suit

Office Wear

1. Punjabi

Salwar suit is considered as the most versatile piece of clothing that reflects a perfect blend of tradition and modernism. This outfit is the perfect option to be worn as an office wear.

2. Churidar

This is another Indian classic outfit which suits every girl. They are simplistic yet they always make a powerful style statement. Plain Churidars can be easily worn to office as they are quite professional and not too flashy.



Casual Wear

1. Salwar

Easy and breezy salwar suits are one of the most popular and trending casual wear that can be worn in any situation be it for shopping or work attire.

Punjabi Suits

2. Punjabi

These are considered as the most traditional casual wear as they are always in demand because they are extremely easy to carry and provides freedom of movement. Moreover, they look quite quirky too hence this outfit is quite famous among the young Indian girls.


How to wear saree step by step April 17 2017

Almost every Indian girl has to face the task of wearing saree one day or another. It is inevitable and it seems daunting. Though this saree wearing process may look like a lot of work but to tell you the truth, there is nothing easier and fun than this. Yup, that’s correct! However, if you still find yourself fumbling with the pallu and the petticoat worry not, we are here to help. Follow the steps to master yourself in the art of wearing saree. Goodluck! (Alternatively, if you are searching for the perfect saree, check out Designer Sarees Online for some amazing collection)

Step 1: Hold
The first step of how to wear a saree is holding it properly at the waist. Hold the inner end of the top edge of the saree at your back. Keep in mind, it is just a saree and not climbing Mount Everest! Breath and relax.

Step 2: Tuck
The next step involves perfectly tucking in the edge. Tuck the inner end of the saree at the front part of your wait under the petticoat.

Step 3: Front Wrap
The next stage of how to wear a saree step by step is the front wrap. Carefully bring the entire saree through the front of the waist.

Step 4: Back Wrap
After wrapping around the front in step 3, wrap the fabric around the back too and try to maintain the same height. Stop any fidgeting.

Step 5: Pleat
Now create 5 inch deep pleats beginning from the tucked end of the saree. Make sure that the pleats are straight and even as you hold them up. Imagine as if you are making a paper fun. It is totally like that except the fabric is different. Just 2 more steps guys! You are almost there.

Step 6: Tuck
Tuck all the pleats together into the waist slightly below the navel and make sure that all the pleats are turned towards the left side.

Step 7: Pin Up
Last but not the least, drape the pallu over your left shoulder and pin it to your blouse with a safety pin to prevent it from slipping. TA-DA ladies!

There you go! See we told you it was an easy process. Now you can go rock your saree like a total pro even if it is your first time!

Psst, If you are looking for some celebrity look inspiration we recommend that you check out Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. These two have some serious saree style game on.  Moreover, if you are looking to shop for a saree, check out Designer Sarees Online which have some amazing collection of traditional and modern sarees at quite affordable rates.


How to choose a bridal lehenga for your shape April 12 2017

There is no doubt to the fact that choosing a bridal wedding dress is one of the most important decisions an Indian girl has to make in her lifetime but even then there are many bride-to-be girls who end up making a wrong decision because they focus entirely on colors and cuts as seen on the models instead of knowing what would look good on their body shape. Now that’s a risky move.

Every girl has different body shape which means that if a Bridal Lehenga Choli with a turtle neck blouse is looking good on Deepika Padukone, it won’t necessarily look good on you.

Therefore to save your money and your big day we have outlined a guide for you so that you would know what type of wedding dress would look good on what body shape. Happy reading!

Bridal Lehenga Choli

Hourglass shape:

They say that anything looks good on you if you have an hourglass body shape but we beg to differ. There are certain cuts that don’t complement that type of figure such as longer cholis with shararas. So we suggest that you do not take a risk and instead focus on A-line lehenga made of fabric such as georgette, velvet or chiffon to give you that classic sheer flair. Pair this lehenga with a short fitted blouse that complements that waist of yours and you are good to go. Easy, wasn’t it?


Rectangle shape:

If you have a rectangle body type, then don’t worry that your Bridal Lehenga Choli would look off on you. The game is all about creating the right illusions of a curvy body. For that, you need to have lehenga made out of a stiff fabric such as raw silk. Try to have a wide skirt sort of a lehenga so that you end up with a lot of volume at the base of the lehenga. For the blouse, make sure that the neckline is low and plunging to highlight curves.


Top Heavy:

Many girls are utterly confused regarding the choice of wedding dress if they have a top heavy body shape, thinking that the traditional look won’t suit them at all and their day would be ruined. Well, we say that you ditch that traditional look and instead go for a layered one. By layers, we mean that you choose jacket lehenga in soft and sheer fabrics. Do not forget to keep the neckline wide, the more closed up that is, the wider you would look. Think about a Bridal Lehenga Choli with a stunning jacket. It would look totally mind-blowing.

Bottom Heavy:

Girls, if your problem area is your waist then we suggest that you opt for sharara with a long top till the hip. It will rightly accentuate your body without focusing more on the danger zone if you know what I mean. Moreover, if you are trying to experiment with a short top then go for sharara cut lehenga in sheer fabrics with frills at the bottom.

Here are the Tips - You Need to Know About Adding Volume to Your Lehenga.

If you take our above advice, we are 110% sure that you will look fabulous on your big day. Make the right choice for your bridal wear after reading this and thank us later.


Things You Need to Know About Adding Volume to Your Lehenga April 06 2017

Have you ever wondered how the Bridal Designers manage to bring such gorgeous flair to their lehenga without having so much kalis in them? How you never end up having such volume in your lehenga because you don’t know the secret? Well, today we are going to uncover this secret once and for all the ladies who are stuck in the lehenga flair dilemma.

The material that is basically used by many designers to bring added volume is can-can. You might or might not have heard this term. Well, now you have! Can-can just simply adds lots of volume to your lehenga without you having to bear the high cost of increasing the number of kalis in your dress.

You simply have to attach this material inside of your lehenga or if you don’t want to attach the material then you can also have it made as a petticoat which you can wear under your lehenga. That's so convenient, right?

Can-can is a light material and comparatively softer than other similar material and you can easily carry your bridal lehenga quite easily on your big day. The best thing about the detachable can-can petticoat is that you can easily take it off from your bridal lehenga after your wedding and wear it as a Party Wear Lehenga on other weddings without getting unwanted attention from the guests.

There are a couple of things you need to know about can-can so that you have a better idea what to ask for from your designer or tailor.

Types:

First off, there are two major types of can-can material available in the market. One is hard-mesh which is a little stiffer and if you are choosing this then adding just a single layer under your lehenga is enough. One drawback of using the hard-mesh can-can is that you cannot fold your lehenga.

On the other hand, if you are choosing the other type which is softer then you might need to add more than one layer to give the required volume to your lehenga. Soft mesh can-can is more commonly used since it is lighter and gives very flowy and softer volume than the hard mesh which makes the lehenga too rigid. Hence we recommend that you add a couple of layers of the soft can-can. 

Is the can-can lehenga easy to manage?

The ideal amount of can-can layers depends on the fabric of your lehenga. If you are wearing a silk lehenga then you will need lesser layers than if you are wearing let’s say, a velvet lehenga.

How to set can-can:

Can-can material gets flattened if you sit for too long, so before you make your entry have a friend to help you on fluffing the bottom edges of the can-can a bit. Moreover, if you have a lot of layers of the can-can, make sure someone pull down the top layer of lehenga once you sit down so that the can-can doesn't show in the pictures.



Now you are armed with one of the most crucial secrets of the bridal dresses world with which you can also easily transform a Party Wear Lehenga into a Bridal Lehenga in just one step. How cool is that?


Fashion Pakistan Week Spring / Summer 2017 March 27 2017

This year Fashion Pakistan week was held in Karachi showcasing gorgeous spring/summer collection 2017 by some of the most talented designers in the Fashion industry. The two-day event buzzed with excitement and fun. The runway was filled with stunning couture adorned by renowned celebrity showstoppers such as Syra Shehroz, Javaid Sheikh and Imran Abbas who proudly represented their allocated designer collection. We saw lots of embellished gowns, Party Wear Lehengas, light summery capes, sophisticated men’s blazers and hair accessories being showcased at the runway. Though the entire event was spectacular, we have picked out those aspects which caught our eye from FPW 2017.

Day 1:

Ayesha Farook Hashwani opened the show with her ‘Cruise Collection’ in which blue was a dominating color scheme. The collection unveiled striking patterns on pants, crop tops, and capes. It was a very fresh take on designs and cuts.

Ayesha farook

Tena Durrani showcased her simple and yet sophisticated collection and the dress that caught our attention was worn by none other than Syra Shehroz, a stunning strapless peach full-length gown perfect for a friend’s daytime wedding. A very fresh alternative for the usual Party Wear Lehenga!

Tena Durrani

 

We loved FnkAsia intricate handcrafted hair accessories which were a part of their collection ‘Avian’. 

The next in line was Zaheer Abbas’s collection which incorporated dark shades with minimal embroidery. The piece which we listed the most was the plain blue chiffon sari with delicate gold work on the sheer sleeves which emphasized clean lines and timelessness. We noticed that blue is definitely the color of this season. 

At the men’s end, we saw Javed Sheikh walk down the runway wearing a clean white Shalwar Kameez with a fitted black waistcoat with minimal gold detailing. Taimor also appeared in a long black sherwani jacket with a long slit at the center and pairing it quite nicely with cream trousers.

Day 2:

Day 2 kicked off with yet another batch of stunning collection by the Pakistani Designers starting off with Nida Azwer’s ‘Khalari’ collection which was inspired by cultural heritage. The collection showcased beautifully embroidered ghararas and dupattas made from organza and silk and embellished with intricate motifs.

Munib Nawaz collection was yet again outstanding, featuring men’s tailored bomber jackets paired with denim shirt style kameez. Very innovative and practical, Good job Munib!

Yet another designer whose collection we loved was Zuria Dor’s who focused on flowy silhouettes and using calming tones in her dresses. The collection was named ‘Tropical Romanticism’. 

The Pink Tree Company also had a very interesting and vibrant collection presenting fresh color combos. There were Party Wear Lehengas, pants, tops, flowy dresses and so much more in this collection. 

Jeem’s unique collection showcased a combination of traditional techniques with chic styles inspired to form the west. We loved the gold mid-length retro dress with black beaded work on the neck which continued down to the waist. 

Amator collection wowed the crowd with their breezy net lace gowns in pastel shades and floral embroidery. A perfect combination of femininity and summer!

The FPW 2017 ended on a great note and showcased stunning new pieces and cuts and less bridal outfits.

 


Fashion Pakistan Week Spring / Summer 2017 March 27 2017

This year Fashion Pakistan week was held in Karachi showcasing gorgeous spring/summer collection 2017 by some of the most talented designers in the Fashion industry. The two-day event buzzed with excitement and fun. The runway was filled with stunning couture adorned by renowned celebrity showstoppers such as Syra Shehroz, Javaid Sheikh and Imran Abbas who proudly represented their allocated designer collection. We saw lots of embellished gowns, Party Wear Lehengas, light summery capes, sophisticated men’s blazers and hair accessories being showcased at the runway. Though the entire event was spectacular, we have picked out those aspects which caught our eye from FPW 2017.

Day 1:

Ayesha Farook Hashwani opened the show with her ‘Cruise Collection’ in which blue was a dominating color scheme. The collection unveiled striking patterns on pants, crop tops, and capes. It was a very fresh take on designs and cuts.

Ayesha farook

Tena Durrani showcased her simple and yet sophisticated collection and the dress that caught our attention was worn by none other than Syra Shehroz, a stunning strapless peach full-length gown perfect for a friend’s daytime wedding. A very fresh alternative for the usual Party Wear Lehenga!

Tena Durrani

 

We loved FnkAsia intricate handcrafted hair accessories which were a part of their collection ‘Avian’. 

The next in line was Zaheer Abbas’s collection which incorporated dark shades with minimal embroidery. The piece which we listed the most was the plain blue chiffon sari with delicate gold work on the sheer sleeves which emphasized clean lines and timelessness. We noticed that blue is definitely the color of this season. 

At the men’s end, we saw Javed Sheikh walk down the runway wearing a clean white Shalwar Kameez with a fitted black waistcoat with minimal gold detailing. Taimor also appeared in a long black sherwani jacket with a long slit at the center and pairing it quite nicely with cream trousers.

Day 2:

Day 2 kicked off with yet another batch of stunning collection by the Pakistani Designers starting off with Nida Azwer’s ‘Khalari’ collection which was inspired by cultural heritage. The collection showcased beautifully embroidered ghararas and dupattas made from organza and silk and embellished with intricate motifs.

Munib Nawaz collection was yet again outstanding, featuring men’s tailored bomber jackets paired with denim shirt style kameez. Very innovative and practical, Good job Munib!

Yet another designer whose collection we loved was Zuria Dor’s who focused on flowy silhouettes and using calming tones in her dresses. The collection was named ‘Tropical Romanticism’. 

The Pink Tree Company also had a very interesting and vibrant collection presenting fresh color combos. There were Party Wear Lehengas, pants, tops, flowy dresses and so much more in this collection. 

Jeem’s unique collection showcased a combination of traditional techniques with chic styles inspired to form the west. We loved the gold mid-length retro dress with black beaded work on the neck which continued down to the waist. 

Amator collection wowed the crowd with their breezy net lace gowns in pastel shades and floral embroidery. A perfect combination of femininity and summer!
The FPW 2017 ended on a great note and showcased stunning new pieces and cuts and less bridal outfits.

 


10 most beautiful outfits from Indian Designer Sabyasachi March 20 2017

Who says fashion is only understood by the aristocrats? Fashion is an art. A statement that needs a highly creative mind to conceive and you may be very humble in your beginning but all you need is creativity and confidence to start with. Such was the case with Bengal Boy Sabyasachi Mukherjee when he started his debut fashion brand “Sabyasachi” In India “Sabyasachi” is the other name of the Mahabharata character Arjuna who is an equal of Ben Hur. Yes, Sabyasachi means one who can use both of his hands dexterously. Yes with his hands and mind our Sabyasachi Mukherjee chooses and creates his fashion statement out of the bold or blue or mundane.

Such was the case with Bengal Boy Sabyasachi Mukherjee when he started his debut fashion brand “Sabyasachi” In India “Sabyasachi” is the other name of the Mahabharata character Arjuna who is an equal of Ben Hur. Yes, Sabyasachi means one who can use both of his hands dexterously. Yes with his hands and mind our Sabyasachi Mukherjee chooses and creates his fashion statement out of the bold or blue or mundane.

This gorgeous traditional couture worn by none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachan is stunning on so many levels. It has intricate gold work that complements the white perfectly and the net work dupatta really complete the whole look. A bespoke Sabyasachi wear!

The lehenga and Sherwani is a couple style statements by Sabyasachi and it comes in a beautiful make of floral silk with dupatta and the pagri for the men, a perfect wear for the bridal occasion. An ivory silk lehenga with pink and green floral print draped around the waist with a thick border of peacock-green paper cotton is a fresh take on bridals. The flowy look gives a bridal make that can be worn in the western weddings also and the bride looks as captivating as a plummeting pheasant. Her beau dons a sherwani as beautiful and matching in make and color.

But Sabyasachi is not always about ivory and shades of creams. Mukherjee makes the bridal wear according to the personality of each of his client. To him, the cloth is an extension of the personality. Each Bridal Lehenga Choli is unique and has a perfect fit.

Sabyasachi has a whole collection of bridal wear with deep blues and reds made in traditional benarsi silk and intricate gold work. These Bridal Lehenga Cholis are to die for. They truly make an unforgettable bride.

The gorgeously dark bride sports a demure wedding dress which has more a corporate look with its three-quarter sleeve of a banarasi Bridal Lehenga Choli of black, white and gold playing adequately to bring the gravity of her personality more poignantly. Here Sabyasachi has treated the banarasi with khaadi fabric and block print mixtures, a bold mix that suits the name Sabyasachi.

Look at this soft yellow outfit, a gown that is a dream for any global fashion diva. It covers the upper torso and the arms in a tight fit and then in an A cut flows down the waist. The fabric is a mix of silk and organza. The upper part hides much and yet reveals as the tight fit jacket in golden embroidery gives an attractive fit to the woman’s upper torso and yet it is covered till the neckline. It is a complete style statement for the corporate look.

 

The Sabyasachi couture not only makes you feel stunning inside out also gives you confidence and poise.

However, Sabyasachi is incomplete without the saree which comes in different fabrics, cuts and color palettes. The latest collection features banarsi and jamdaani sarees with motif work and intricate embroidery. The subtlety of the color combination wins!

Do you want style, elegance, modern and yet a traditional look?  Wear this cherry colored Anarkali with a dupatta wrapped around your shoulder. The dupatta is in itself unique with borders of Dhakai Jamdani normally wore as borders of sarees bust has given a differently elegant look to the plain cotton cherry colored Anarkali. So the next time thinks some elegant draping close your eyes and pick up a Sabyasachi.


Points to be kept in mind before finalizing the Wedding Lehenga March 16 2017

There is no doubt to the fact that your Bridal Lehenga Choli is the most important dress you will wear in your entire life and with this comes huge expectations about how you will eventually look on your big day. It’s a huge thing I know, but let’s not panic and just breathe! We are going to give you a quick guide of the things that every bride-to-be should keep in her mind before she finalizes her wedding lehenga. 

Bridal Lehenga Choli

1. Keep a Record of EVERYTHING!

Yes! and by that, we mean designer boutiques you have visited, colors that complement you, trends for the season, prices and everything else related to the dress. Get a pretty notebook so that you are motivated to write. This will not only prove to be quite handy but will also clear your mind of all the wedding dress related things that are cluttering your thought process. Cross out outlets you have visited or out of your budget so that you remain on the right track without wasting time at places which you have already visited or can’t afford.

2. Know the Trend

Girls, you need to do a proper homework way before you go out shopping for your Bridal Lehenga Choli. We advise that you do not start shopping way too early for the dress because trends change too quickly but yes you should plan at least 3-4 months before if you want a designer lehenga. Designer handcrafted lehengas take at least 2 months to make.
So incorporate such things in mind and WRITE THEM DOWN! Get a friend whose fashion sense you admire and keep them in the loop because they can provide some serious advice about ongoing trends and fashion.

3. Fittings, Fittings, and Fittings

You may end up with a gorgeous wedding lehenga for your big day but if it does not fit you perfectly you might as well just pack it up. It is one of the most crucial aspects of your dress and so many girls just ignore it and go for fittings on the last week before their wedding which is a terrible mistake. So make sure you try on your dress at least 2 weeks before so that if it needs any alteration or fixing, it can be done.

4. Know your body

What might look good on Deepika Padukone might not look good on you because your body type is unique. If you are broad then you must not go for that peplum shaped choli for yourself no matter how trendy it seems. If you cannot pull off a fishtail lehenga then DON’T opt for it. When you will keep these things in mind you will save so much of your time wasting on dresses that aren’t your type.

5. Keep the venue in mind

This is the biggest mistake that most brides-to-be do; not coordinating their wedding dress with the venue of the big day. You wouldn’t want to end up wearing a heavily embellished deep colored lehenga if you are having an outdoor event. It would look so wrong! So make sure before you place your order you know where you are going to having the ceremony.

So don’t fret girls. Just relax and stay level headed in this crucial decision making of your life and you will surely end up with a stunning Bridal Lehenga Choli for your big day. Happy shopping!


Should One Wear Matha Patti and Nath in a Wedding as a Guest March 14 2017

Matha Patti and Nath are those elements in a wedding which have become sort of an identity for the occasion. One of the major questions that are revolving around these days is whether a guest can wear matha patti or nath to a wedding? Does it seems alright or is it too weird? 

Everybody in the eastern culture knows that matha patti and nath are essentially adorned by the bride. These pieces of jewelry represent royalty, elegance, and grace and they complement a Bridal Lehenga Choli extremely well. The close family of the bride and groom such as the bride’s sister or mother etc have also been seen wearing such accessories and it is considered totally fine as they closely related to the happy couple.

Our customs and values have developed in a way in which if you are just a guest to a wedding you cannot normally wear matha patti or a nath unless it is a part of the theme of the wedding. This is because it might seem as if the person is trying to steer attention away from the bride. If such is your culture then it is better to go with normal jewelry pieces like earrings and necklaces and avoid the matha patti at all costs.

However, a guest can carry such pieces of jewelry without getting too much unwanted attention if it is not strictly prohibited for a guest to wear them. The secret for doing that is to keep everything else minimal. Like, don’t overdo the hairstyle or wear too many flashy clothes and apply minimum makeup.

Moreover, it is better if you wear just either of the two and not both at the same time like wears math patti and skip the nath as it might be considered too bridal. A matha patti with a Party Wear Lehenga looks perfectly fine on a guest and does not seem like one is trying too hard. But if you really want to try the nath then wear it as the only piece of jewelry and do not wear any bangles or necklace or even earrings. A nath with side-swept hair will look really elegant if you ditch every other piece of jewelry. Moreover whether or not you should opt for these jewelry pieces also depend on the kind of dress you are wearing to a wedding.

For example, if you are wearing Indo Wedding Gown then you cannot, in any case, wear such jewelry because the dress just doesn’t go with it. But if it a Party Wear Lehenga then you might wear such jewelry with it.

You have to keep such tiny details in mind before deciding whether wearing such jewelry is worth it or not.

 


Best Places to Buy Floral Jewelry for Wedding in Delhi March 06 2017

Floral jewelry has been trending in the weddings since forever. In fact, it has become sort of a custom for the bride to wear floral jewelry in the Mehendi or sangeet functions. Floral jewelry not only gives a very refreshing look to the bride but also is quite affordable and puts a lesser burden on the wedding budget. However, one concern most brides-to-be face is where to get their flower jewelry made?  Because let’s be honest, floral jewelry is an art which very few people are expert in and hunting for them is quite a tough task. Therefore to ease your wedding woes, we have come up with a list of places which will solve all your floral jewelry related issues.

Floral Concepts by Pooja Batra

This is one of those flower jewelry designers located on the M Block market, GK-1 who go beyond the rose and marigold jewelry and experiment with a lot of other variety of flowers and come up with fun and refreshing designs each time. Their floral dangler earrings are their most popular accessory of all times. Do check them out. They can also make custom designs of your choice so that’s an added bonus!

Floral Jewelry

Anoo Flower Jewelry

This is quite a well-known name in the South Indian wedding fashion scene and they have designed flower jewelry for a number of celebrities wedding including Mira and Shahid Kapoor’s. Anoo Flower jewelry makes exquisite accessories with freshly picked roses and orchids. However, their flower products are a little more expensive than similar other retail brands.

Anoo Flower Jewelry

Ferns and Petals

This brand has revolutionized the whole wedding scene by opening their flagship store at MG road which is dedicated solely to floral jewelry. Whether it is corsages, varmalas, sehras or kamarbandh etc you want, the people at Ferns and Petals know it all. You don’t need to worry about what kind of floral jewelry to wear with your Party Wear Lehenga, even if it is not your wedding you are going to. Ferns and Petals will come with floral jewelry that complements your dress perfectly. So make sure you visit them because they also have some really unique designs and ideas.

Floral jewelry

Florists inside Malai Mandir

This is hands down the most sought after place in the entire city where people come for wedding day flower shopping. There are many smaller shops inside the market who deal with floral jewelry. Among them, Raju Florists and GS Venu & Sons florists are the best. They can almost any type of accessory you want them to make, from headbands to delicate maatha pattis.

Sifti Bajwa Floral Designs

Sifti is a floral décor designer but she is also pretty good in designing floral jewelry for the brides. She is currently is a freelancer so do check her out. Her designs are a combination of unique flowers and color that stand out and elevate the entire ambiance.

Hence if you are looking for a floral jeweler who can design the most stunning floral jewelry to wear with your bridal lehenga or your Party Wear Lehenga then do check out these places in Delhi!
 

 

 


How to Plan for the Wedding Day Outfits February 27 2017

Errors are not acceptable in weddings because even the smallest of it can ruin all the preparations and take the spark out of the celebration. What the bride will wear comes on the top of the list when making wedding plans.

Irrespective of what it is an Indo Western Gown or Bridal Lehenga Choli, her outfit should be able to dictate the mood of the occasion. The emphasis on outfits makes it a potential cause of anxiety which may lead to mistakes. From anxieties, to last minute cancellations and disappointments can be avoided if you make some early plan.

Shop with only a few friends

Many of your friends would want to get involved the moment you announce your wedding plans but getting all of them involved may ruin the entire preparations. Appreciate their kind gestures but only take a few friends for your outfit shopping. Everyone has a different fashion sense and this may lead to a clash of interests instead of coming to a conclusion. Some may decide to go for the traditional saree while others may want something different like a lehenga.

The timing should not be too far off or near

The ideal time for a wedding shopping should be six months. This length of time will give room for modifications if the need arises. Fashion also changes abruptly within a short space of time – a trending fashion may lose its spot in less than a year. When you shop earlier than six months, you risk wearing a dress that has gone out of fashion.

Remember the jewelry

Jewelry is a very important part of an Indian bridal look. There are different kinds of pieces of jewelry which can be worn on different parts of the body such as necklace, bangles, rings, nose rings, head gears, anklets and more. The materials for making jewelry also differ and include gold, diamond, and lacquers. The jewelry you opt to wear should blend with your dress and figure, which is why great care has to be taken in their selection.

 

Have your budget in mind when shopping for an outfit

 Luxury shops are found all over the world and they are known to have goods that are quite pricey. If you cannot afford the goods displayed in the luxury shops, then you have no business being there in the first place because you will only end up making yourself sad – and rob you the appreciation of other good cheaper outfits.

You do not want to spend your wedding day feeling sober, do you?

Close your eyes to many of the outfits

Just like taking too many friends to shopping is bad, so is trying out a whole lot of outfits. Whether you are shopping online or from a retail store, you have to close your eyes to many of the outfits you see or you may fall into trouble deciding which one it would finally be.

 

Comfort should be your ultimate goal

This is a really important point. Even though it is coming at the bottom of the log, it is worth being among your top priorities. No matter how adorable or alluring an outfit is, do not purchase it if you are not comfortable in it because it will definitely affect your confidence. A deflated confidence is the fastest route to having a ruined wedding.


Famous Pakistani Fashion Shows and Famous Pakistani Designers February 20 2017

Although salwar-kameez is the national dress for both Pakistani men and women, there are some other varieties of dresses are widely worn in all across the country. The best idea one can get about the trendy clothing and outfits in Pakistan is by observing the different fashion shows that happen all year around in the country.

All the top designers participate on these shows displaying their best and trendy works. Due to the easy accession of the internet as well as e-commerce lately, a large number of ladies in Pakistan are getting used to Buy Anarkali Suits, Kameez, Party Wear Lehenga, Ghagra Cholis, Bridal lehenga Choli Online etc. at a brisk rate. 

Famous Pakistani fashion Shows

As there are quite a few annual fashion shows held in different provinces in Pakistan as some of the famous Pakistani fashion shows are listed below.

Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW):

One of the most attractive and talked about fashion shows in Pakistan. The Pakistan fashion week is an annual show that was launched in 2009 in Karachi. Since then it has gained a huge popularity among the fashion concerned people.

Fashion Pakistan Week 2017

Karachi Fashion Week:

Another annual fashion display event that takes place in Karachi. The Karachi fashion Week happens to be the biggest fashion show in Pakistan. It was inaugurated in 2010. Designers from other various country take part in this show with their best of designs.

Karachi Fashion Week

Islamabad Fashion Week:

Organized by Triple-E (Pvt.) Ltd, Islamabad Fashion Week is another highly awaited fashion show through the country. It started a successful event journey of fashion display in 2011 at Pak-China Friendship Centre in Islamabad.

PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week:

This is an annual fashion show held in two different places in Pakistan, in Lahore and Karachi. It started in February 2010 in Lahore. Sponsored by Sunsilk, this popular fashion show is organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council.

Lahore Fashion Week:

The second largest fashion show after Karachi Fashion Week is the Lahore Fashion Show. Lahore is the city that is known as the cultural and fashion capital of Pakistan. This multi-diverse city hosts this amazing event of fashion show once in a year.

 

Famous Pakistani Designers

AsimJofa:

He is a top fashion designer and architect in Pakistan. His Fashion house 'AsimJofa' is one of the most renown styling brands in Pakistan. A certain extent of wonderful creativity is seen both in his western and eastern designs.AsimJofa is famous for bringing variation by introducing gems or jewelry in a clothing line.

Hassan Shehreyar Yasin:

Mostly known as HSY. This outstanding designer has taken Pakistani fashion to an international platform through his great fashion sense and creativity. He started his own brand named 'HSY' in 2000. Since then it has contributed massively in the fashion industry of Pakistan. He is greatly appreciated for representing the rich cultural heritage of the East.

Fahad Hussayn:

A name of trust and flexibility in terms of fashion. An amazing designer with extreme efficiency in bridal wear hence, considered as one of the great in designing for wedding outfits. Fahad Hussayn has done his graduation from Beacon House National College. He is highly renowned for his party oriented designs which are available as Party Wear Lehenga, Lehenga Choli, Bridal Lehenga Choli Online as well as in conventional markets. 

Maria Butt:

This beautiful lady is none less beautiful in her designs too and is highly appreciated for her creative and smart sense of fashion. She runs her own couture line called 'Maria B'. Women of all age and generation Buy Anarkali Suites, Lehengas, Sarees, Kameez from her fashion house according to their own taste and desire. She is considered as an expert in trendy fashion with tremendous creativity and widely popular with her designs for children wear as well.

Deepak Perwani: 

Another top-class fashion designer from Pakistan specializes in both men and women wear with incredible color sense. Deepak Perwani is highly rated for his majestic design for menswear. He has taken part in several international fashion shows and attracted a huge number of people with his incredible versatility.

  


Traditional and Indo Western Outfits Options for Bridesmaids February 13 2017

It really doesn't matter whether you're the bestie or the sister/cousin of the bride, it's your job to be concern about your style and outfits as a bridesmaid. Because it is hard for the others to concentrate on bridesmaid's outfits as all the focus is already on the dresses and make-up of the bride. So enough of the craze about the outfits, jewelry, and make-up for the bride on the wedding day. Being the bridesmaid, it's time for you to focus on your outfits and style.

Indian Traditional Outfits Options for Bridesmaid

Saree for bridesmaid:

As usual, saree is on top of the list. No one can deny the charm or attraction of a saree for anyone to wear on any occasion. You can make saree a theme for outfits by discussing with the other bridesmaid. If you are an NRI and live outside of India, there's the option for you to order Designer Sarees Online as there are a number of Indian Designer Boutique to supply sarees for you in any part of the world. 

Saree for bridesmaid

Party Wear Lehenga:

It's not supposed to be as heavy or as dynamic to the Lehenga that the bride would wear in the wedding. But a Party Wear Lehenga really can be a perfect outfit for the bridesmaid. If the number of the bridesmaid is quite a few, it is worth a discussion among all of them about the color, design, and style of the Lehenga and synchronizing it for everyone accordingly. 

Anarkali:

A blend of tradition and style can make you look gorgeous beside the bride wearing Anarkalis. If choosing the conventional golden bordered Anarkali sounds too much backdated, you can opt for an improvised design of it as loads of Indian Designer Boutique are there for you to meet your requirements with different types of Anarkalis.

 

Saree Gowns:

You're at an Indian wedding and if it's imperative to provide an India look with your outfit as the bridesmaid, Saree Gowns can be a great idea to do that. It will not only represent the traditional Indian culture but also modernize the look of traditional saree with tremendous exposure. Like the other Designer Sarees Online, you can get a Saree Gown from the same source.  

 

Indo-Western Outfits Options for Bridesmaid  

Indo-Western Gowns:

The Indian designers are incredibly good at providing a western gown with an Indian look and make it perfect as an Indo-Western Gown. Being in an Indian wedding as the bridesmaid, it's better to avoid a completely western gown and go with the Indian taste instead.

Pant Style Kameez:

A heavy and gorgeous looking Kameez along with a Pant style salwar will make you look awesome as the bridesmaid. Not only Kameez, there are other various outfits that you can match with a western style Pants and make a good fusion of Indo-western outfits. For an instance, you can drape an Indian Saree with wearing Pants instead of a petticoat.

Cape Style:

A style that is very much in vogue these days. The Cape is suitable to any Indian outfits such as Saree, Lehenga, Kameez etc. Flaunt a cape in any of these Indian dresses matching with the other bridesmaid and look stunning as a bunch of angels.

Skirt Churidar:

This isn't something everyone would agree to carry, but if you want to make a statement as the bridesmaid, it would be the thing to go with. Basically, it's a mix of asymmetric pleated skirt and churidar salwar/pants. The asymmetric top can be with a full sleeve or sleeveless and the color according to your choice and type.

 

 


Famous Pakistani Fashion Shows and Famous Pakistani Designers February 06 2017

Although salwar-kameez is the national dress for both Pakistani men and women, there are some other varieties of dresses are widely worn in all across the country. The best idea one can get about the trendy clothing and outfits in Pakistan is by observing the different fashion shows that happen all year around in the country.

All the top designers participate on these shows displaying their best and trendy works. Due to the easy accession of the internet as well as e-commerce lately, a large number of ladies in Pakistan are getting used to Buy Anarkali Suits, Kameez, Party Wear Lehenga, Ghagra Cholis, Bridal lehenga Choli Online etc. at a brisk rate.

Famous Pakistani fashion Shows

As there are quite a few annual fashion shows held in different provinces in Pakistan as some of the famous Pakistani fashion shows are listed below.

Pakistan Fashion Week:

One of the most attractive and talked about fashion shows in Pakistan. The Pakistan fashion week is an annual show that was launched in 2009 in Karachi. Since then it has gained a huge popularity among the fashion concerned people.

 Karachi Fashion Week:  

Another annual fashion display event that takes place in Karachi. The Karachi fashion Week happens to be the biggest fashion show in Pakistan. It was inaugurated in 2010. Designers from other various country take part in this show with their best of designs.

Islamabad Fashion Week:

Organized by Triple-E (Pvt.) Ltd, Islamabad Fashion Week is another highly awaited fashion show through the country. It started a successful event journey of fashion display in 2011 at Pak-China Friendship Centre in Islamabad. 

PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week:

This is an annual fashion show held in two different places in Pakistan, in Lahore and Karachi. It started in February 2010 in Lahore. Sponsored by Sunsilk, this popular fashion show is organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council.

Lahore Fashion Week:

The second largest fashion show after Karachi Fashion Week is the Lahore Fashion Show. Lahore is the city that is known as the cultural and fashion capital of Pakistan. This multi-diverse city hosts this amazing event of fashion show once in a year.

Famous Pakistani Designers

AsimJofa:

He is a top fashion designer and architect in Pakistan. His Fashion house 'AsimJofa' is one of the most renown styling brands in Pakistan. A certain extent of wonderful creativity is seen both in his western and eastern designs.AsimJofa is famous for bringing variation by introducing gems or jewelry in a clothing line.

Hassan ShehreyarYasin:

Mostly known as HSY. This outstanding designer has taken Pakistani fashion to an international platform through his great fashion sense and creativity. He started his own brand named 'HSY' in 2000. Since then it has contributed massively in the fashion industry of Pakistan. He is greatly appreciated for representing the rich cultural heritage of the East.

Fahad Hussayn:

A name of trust and flexibility in terms of fashion. An amazing designer with extreme efficiency in bridal wear hence, considered as one of the great in designing for wedding outfits. Fahad Hussayn has done his graduation from Beacon House National College. He is highly renowned for his party oriented designs which are available as Party Wear Lehenga, Lehenga Choli, Bridal Lehenga Choli Online as well as in conventional markets.

Maria Butt:

This beautiful lady is none less beautiful in her designs too and is highly appreciated for her creative and smart sense of fashion. She runs her own couture line called 'Maria B'. Women of all age and generation Buy Anarkali Suites, Lehengas, Sarees, Kameez from her fashion house according to their own taste and desire. She is considered as an expert in trendy fashion with tremendous creativity and widely popular with her designs for children wear as well.

Deepak Perwani:

Another top-class fashion designer from Pakistan specializes in both men and women wear with incredible color sense. Deepak Perwani is highly rated for his majestic design for menswear. He has taken part in several international fashion shows and attracted a huge number of people with his incredible versatility.




 

 


Wedding outfits Ideas for the Brides and the Grooms in Vogue February 03 2017

Is there anyone alive in this world who doesn’t want to dress well and look outstanding in his/her wedding ceremony? Guess not. The bride and groom will always do all they can to look their best on their wedding day. Lately, Indo Western Dresses are ruling the world of wedding parties.

From Indo Western Gown to Bridal Lehenga Choli, there are plenty of options for a bride and groom who want to make a fashion statement on their wedding day. Let's have a look at some of the traditional and Indo western outfits available for brides and grooms.

Outfits option for Brides

Traditionally, Indian brides have two outfits to choose from for their wedding; sarees and lehengas. However, the design and fabrics used for the saree or lehenga's will differ depending on their choice and the region from which they come from.

Banarasi Silk Saree:

The Banarasi saree is one of the finest and most flaunted sarees in India. Its popularity stems from its gold or silver zari or brocade used with the silk fabric. In South Indian weddings, traditional saree is prevalently worn by a bride.

 Georgette Sarees:

This saree is worn by the low class and elites, yet, it is gorgeous and blends into any occasion. Georgette sarees are available in various shades and embroidery.

 Anarkali Lehenga:

Anarkali Lehengas made by sewing a choli with long Anarkali which makes the Lehenga lengthy. Anarkali Lehenga is sometimes referred to as Bridal Lehenga Choli. This dress is worn by brides who want to keep it simple but still look elegant. 

 Lehenga with Trail:

This is one of the trendiest Indo Western Dresses for a bride to wear on her wedding. A traditional Lehenga will have some sort of royalty when a trail is sewn to it.

Jacket Lehenga: 

This looks pretty much like an Indo-Western Gown. A gown that is knee-height is worn over the Lehenga to make it a Jacket Lehenga. The Jacket may replace a choli or may be turbid, in crepe or silk. Designers like Manish Malhotra and Satya Paul has done some remarkable work on Jacket Lehenga.

Long Sleeves in Gown:

This is another trendy wedding outfit style a bride can choose. Applying a Long Sleeves to a Gown or long Choli would be perfect for the winter season. Your designer should be able to come up with a design and specifications that would be suitable for a Long Sleeves Gown or Choli.

Bundhgala Choli and Kurta Lehenga Designs:

This also could be an ideal outfit keeping the winter season in mind. This types of wedding wear are very much in vogue these days. You can try teaming up Bundhgala Choli with Kurta Lehenga to look decent and trendy as well. Using a matching jewelry or Kundan sets with this outfit will make you undoubtedly pretty.

 

Outfits Options for Grooms

Royal Kurta Churidar:

The churidar is a bit different from the conventional kurta shalwar in terms of design and style. The work of Swarovski crystals, sequins, and stone or intertwined embroidery gives the kurta a posh look. What makes an excellent designer is your ability to experiment with the Royal Kurta Churidar.

Traditional Kurta Shalwar:

The Traditional Kurta Shalwar gives the groom elegant look and comfort. Since it can be designed in a variety of styles it can be worn not only by grooms for a wedding but can also be worn to formal and informal parties.

Sherwani:

Undoubtedly, the most traditional and elegant clothing for a groom is the Sherwani.It is the common choice for a number of sub-continental grooms. The earlier trendy off-white color has been replaced lately by various colors of Sherwani such as black, maroon, gray, and much more.

 

Achkans:

Achkan would be just a perfect outfit for a groom who wants to look trendy and classy at the same time. This is pretty much like a Sherwani, but the fabric and the length of an Achkan are different is where the two differs.

Indo-Western Suit:

When it comes to a wedding, Indo-western suits have become very much a top trend for grooms in recent time. Men can wear either a two or three-piece suit to fuse a western look with the traditional taste. The recent trends include velvet lapels in contrasting colors, lapel or sleeve embroidery, Zardozi applied to a lapel for an effervescent look.

Classic Suits & Tuxedos:

This is another Indo-western suit that veers off the traditional look but still retains its classy sophistication. Grooms can try classic tuxedos or a three-piece suit. Colors like black, white or navy blue will be perfect for a wedding.

Nehru Jacket:

Vastly popular of late. The groom wearing a well-made Nehru Jacket is the easiest way to get the other girls envious. This is because the Nehru Jacket has a way of accentuating the handsomeness of the man.


Indian Fashion Designers and Pakistani Fashion Designers January 30 2017

Despite having own uniqueness and differences, Indian and Pakistani fashion industries do share quite a few similarities, notably with respect to inspiration and aesthetics. In addition, the consumption patterns of the typical Indian and Pakistani are also comparable.

The variations are within the infrastructure expedited by the public sector and also the development of the retail fashion market. Moreover, the political and socio-economic surroundings play an enormous role as well in the growth and development of both nation's fashion industries. Both markets do possess a certain passion and desire to achieve and maintain generosity in fashion and have several common aspects of interest in expanding their fashion industry.

When a discussion about the comparison of fashion industries between these two countries arise, it's obviously the fashion designers from each country are the main component to carry the responsibilities and draw most of the attentions to evaluation their fashion industries respectively.

Indian Designers

When you up to find the best fashion dresses designed by the top Indian fashion designers, you will find the ideas that Indian fashion designers have played a significant role to introduce their outstanding designs and traditional Indian dresses all over the world. Today Indian can be proud of many of their excellent fashion designers, who can easily compete with any Western fashion designer in their designs and ideas. Now, a wide range of web-based Indian Designer Boutique offers wonderful collections of eye-catching salwar kameez, Indo Western Gowns, Bridal Lehenga Choli wonderful designer sarees, and stunning wedding lehenga Choli in various designs, colors, and printing, according to any taste and budget, designed by the Indian fashion designers.

 

Some Top Indian Designers

Well, they are plenty in numbers when it comes to fashion designers in India. Bollywood and fashion designers are two different things of the same coin. The Mumbai film industry has always been privileged having the likes of Masaba Gupta, Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Ritu Kumar, TarunTahilaini, Manish Arora, etc as costume designer. All these designers are among the top designers belong to India but has attached an international brand value against their name and went beyond India with their skill and creativity in the fashion industry. All of them are like legends in terms of designing Bridal Lehenga Choli, Indo Western Gowns, and many other trendy outfits.

The importance and impact of the general designers for common people are none less as India is a country with a population of around 120 billion. And a huge number of fashion designers has been providing an outstanding concept for outfits for all age and gender type people over the decades and they are an integral part of Indian Designer Boutique industry. 

Pakistani Designers

Since Pakistani designers don't have a huge market like Bollywood to showcase their talent and creativity, they aren't offered with the same demand and importance usually, compare to the designers from the neighboring country. Sometimes, people across the border who are not familiar with Pakistani design much often wonder how the Pakistani people dress. However, Pakistani designers have played their role to introduce their best fashion designs among the country as well as in some other part of the world. Pakistan has a rich and a very own ancient culture in which cultural costumes and fashion dresses are given a lot worth focusing on.

The Pakistani salwar and kameez are one of the most popular and identified dress of women owned by not only in Pakistan but also in the other continental countries including India, Bangladesh etc. It is a remnant of the Mughal era when the royal and other high-class women of that time introduced some attractive and unique concept of outfit to the public through Designer's Salwar Kameez.

Some Top Pakistani designers

The number and work field of Pakistani designers may not be as big as the Indian designers but there are quite a few Designers from Pakistan who haven't only enlighten the Pakistani fashion but also the world fashion arena.

Designers like Hasan ShaharyarYasin, AsimJofa, Fahad Hussayn, Deepak Perwani, BuntoKazmi, Sana Hashwani, SafinaazMunir, Maria.B. all are world class designer from Pakistan.

As it's already been mentioned, designers from both the countries have their own uniqueness, creativity, and taste. There are some similarities between them at the same time. But it can't be determined comprehensively designers from which country are better. In a word, the Indian designers have a great market and client to work for, while the Pakistani designers don't have that at all.

Having said that, Indian designers surely have an enhanced work skill with more experience and variety of work range compare to the Pakistani designers. But the designers from Pakistan may have an upper hand when it comes to Shalwar, Kameez, Kurti. But in terms of variety, experience, and working arena, designers from India will always have an extra rating for outfits like sarees, lehenga, choli etc.


Famous Indian Fashion Shows and Famous Indian Designers January 23 2017

Possessing an ancient fashion tradition, Indian fashion industry has emerged as one of the most attractive parts in world fashion especially in the 21st century.

Although there were quite a few quality designers made their mark in the 80's and 90's, but it is after the 90's when the Indian fashion industry really flourished through a number of highly talented designers. And that is the time when fashion became a very strong industry all across India.

Fashion shows in India in recent times is gaining a huge popularity, compare to the previous decade. Concentrating on different ideas and styles each fashion shows provide different and unique perspective and thanks to the fashion designers of the country who have done tremendously well in the industry as Indian fashion already is recognized as one of the best in business.

Amazing lehenga collecton

The concept of Indo Western Dress has been an amazing feature by the talented Indian designers. You can get a wide range of outfits in the form of Indo Western Dress such as Indo Western Gowns, Lehenga choli, Paty Wear Lehenga, different types of sarees and much more.

Famous Indian Fashion Shows

Lakme Fashion Week:

The first ever fashion show to take place in India is 'Lakme Fashion Week', hence is considered as the premium Indian Fashion Show.It held twice a year in Mumbai. The first one of the year happens around February or March while the second one in August.Every fashion oriented people eagerly wait for this historic show to enjoy.

India Fashion Week:

This is also a prominent Indian Fashion Show that takes place twice in a year in New Delhi. Coming up with a massive range of collection of summer and winter wear, the 'India Fashion Week' usually held around March and October respectively.

Hundreds of high profile designers take part along with quite a few promising newcomers in this elite fashion show.

India Bridal Fashion Week:

The only Indian Fashion Show that takes place in two different cities of the country. 'India Bridal Fashion Week' is organized generally in July-September in Mumbai and Delhi.

Bangalore Fashion Week:

Another highly appreciated and awaited fashion show in India that held twice a year. Unlike the other high profile shows, 'Bangalore Fashion Week' take place in Bangalore in generally in the month of January and July.

There is a special section in this show for foreign designers where designers from outside India participate in numbers.

Van Heusen India men’s fashion week:

Among the top-notch fashion shows that have introduced Indian Fashions for men in world stage with a solid reputation.'Van Heusen Men’s Week' is considered as the most elite, classy and stylish events that come up with extraordinary outfits for men.There is a large number of other high-profile fashion shows that held in India that includes 'Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week', 'Rajasthan Fashion Week', 'North India Fashion Week', 'Indore Fashion Week', 'Chennai International Fashion Week', 'Hyderabad Fashion Week' etc.

Famous Indian Designers:

It is impossible to name all the famous Indian designers in a single note because the list may sound endless as the number of high-class designers in India is huge. Here's only some of them.

Manish Malhotra:

Born in London Raised in Mumbai Manish Malhotra started with designing for Juhi Chawla in the movie named 'Swarg'. Since then he has worked in more than a 1000 movies as costume designer.

This outstanding designer is synonymous with style and fashion and style in Bollywood. He is considered to be reliable for modernizing and redefining costume design in India.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee:

Graduating from the 'National Institute of Fashion Technology' in New Delhi in 1999, this Bengali designer didn't take too much of time to create a wave in Indian fashion.

He was chosen for the 'Femina British Council' award for Most Outstanding Young Designer in 2001 and awarded as the grand winner in the 'Mercedes-Benz Asia Fashion Week' in 2003.

Tarun Tahiliani:

TarunTahiliani went New York to complete his degree in fashion from the 'The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York' in the 90's.

After coming back in India, Tarun saw a great potential in the fashion industry in the country and worked hard to bring a revolution in Indian fashion.

Manish Arora:

New Delhi-based highly talented designer Manish Arora started his label after his own name 'Manish Arora' way back in 1997. He is not only a top designer in India but also in the world stage. The first international appearance of his label took place in the 'London Fashion Week' in 2005.

designer collection

There are a lot of other famous fashion designers from India who had made their mark in the fashion industry with great authority.

The likes of Rohit Bal, Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama, Ritu Kumar, Masaba Gupta, RituBeri, Bibhu Mohapatra Rina Dhaka, JJ Valaya has enlightened the Indian Fashion and took it to a highly appreciated industry internationally.

From an Indo-Western Gown or a Saree to a Party Wear Lehenga or Kameez, you can rely on these designers to provide dresses for any party or occasion with majestic design and style.


An Insight in the Modern Looks of a Saree January 13 2017

Whenever we think of a traditional Indian woman, someone wearing a saree with a gesture of saying ‘Namaste’ comes in mind, isn't it? The long and unstitched piece of garments makes you elegant, agile and classy all at the same time. Yes, we are talking about saree. The Indus Valley Civilization flourished way back in 2800 to 1800 BC and that's the time when saree was worn by women first. Since then this timeless and graceful outfit has become an integral part of clothing line for women in South Asian region. As time passed, saree has established its place in the clothing line arena globally with its beauty and uniqueness. A lot of ladies from western countries gladly use the vibrant and traditional dresses like designer sarees, as an outfit.

When it comes to the South Asian region, saree still rules here considering the tendency of wearing western dresses like jeans, tops etc. has increased to a certain extent for some time now. Sarees has a special place in the heart of women. They have the privilege to collect the best variety of Designer Sarees Online these days. The designer’s sarees are considered as the most eye-catching sarees for women as it provides them amazing overall look, even for the western women. The females across the whole world now love to decorate themselves with this stylish outfit as it offers real conventional looks in a gorgeous way.

Modern girls seem to be more gorgeous wearing sarees with bright colors especially in the summer season for all sorts of parties. You can get these shining and different colors of Party Wear Sarees Online as well beside the general marketplaces.

Different Ways to Wear Traditional Sarees

As there is a vast range of variety in India in terms of region, language, culture, tradition, religion, lifestyle, it's none different when it comes to dresses. Although sarees are worn by women all across in India, but it differs in style of wearing according to the difference of region or culture. Some of the most common and popular ways of draping traditional sarees are following.

Nivi Style: This is probably the most widely worn style among the ladies and it really makes them prettier once draped perfectly. Tuck one end of the sarees into the petticoat then rotate the saree 360 degrees around the skirt, the saree will be bunched neatly into pleats and the rest will be draped across the chest to hang the pallu elegantly around the shoulder.  

Bengali Style: There are no pleats in the Bengali style. Before draping the saree over the shoulder fold it from the right to left in front of shoulder couple of times. The length of pallu would be much longer than the other style as it will be taken from the front of the other shoulder also. 

Kerala/Malayali Style: A two-piece saree is highly popular and worn in the southern Kerala. Most of the time these sarees are white in color with golden stripes all over it or only in the border. It is called “SettuMundu” or “Set Mundu” by the local people over there. 

Gujarati Style: Women from the western state of Gujrat apply this style while wearing a saree. They tuck the pleats into the petticoat similarly to the 'Nivi Style' then take the loose end from the back. Drape across the right shoulder then pull across to cover the back. 

Apart from these traditional styles, there are some modern looks off late that can make you elegant, gorgeous, sexy and trendy at the same time. To bring a modern look with wearing sarees you can try ‘lehenga saree’, ‘saree gowns’, ‘drape sarees’ etc. wearing these types of modern style sarees will bring some serious beauty in you. And you can get Designer Sari Online of these trendy outfits as well as in the shops in market.

Modern Looks of Sarees

Since sarees are among the top selection for any sort of functions and occasion even in today's western lifestyle, the designers had their work cut out on this and they have done a fabulous job to provide different modern looks to sarees. The modern looks of sarees are highly appreciated and are recognized internationally. Some of the widely worn sarees that provide a modern look are- lehenga saree, saree gowns, drape sarees.

Lehenga Saree: Not too long ago lehenga sarees have been introduced to the fashion world. It drew a serious attention from a girl to mid-age lady and became trendy in no time. Lehenga style sarees are basically a blend of a traditional saree and lehenga choli. It is very easy to wear, doesn't takes a lot of time to wear as there is no requirement of forming pleats. One can just tuck and drape to look fab wearing this type of sarees. There are a plenty of Indian Designer Boutique Online to provide lehenga sarees.

Saree Gown: This is more of a fusional outfit than traditional. A taste of western gown is composed with the traditional Indian sarees in a saree gown. You can wear a saree gown in any sort of parties and wedding functions. It will provide you a traditional vibe and a western sense of fashion at the same time. The trend of saree gown first seen in the 90's. But slowly and steadily it faded away with time and now is back with a huge acceptance. These sorts of dress are also known as Indo Western Gown. Different types of Party Wear Sarees Online are available in a shape of saree gown.

Things to keep in Mind While Wearing a Saree and Look Trendy

Try to avoid casual platform heels or wedges with a saree. Flat sandals and slippers also spoil your looks. So, instead, all of these go for high heels and stilettos. It will make you look taller and slim at the same time. 

Don’t put a lot of jewelry on your body in any sort of occasion. It will surely draw the attention of people towards you, but not in a positive manner. Try to wear some simple and light jewelers that fit the color of your saree and your personality. 

Keep occasion in mind. You can’t attend a funeral wearing a scarlet saree. Be careful to the blouse. Give the exact fitting measurement that suits your body while ordering for a blouse. Otherwise, both tight and loose fitting blouse can ruin all your effort and desire to look beautiful wearing a saree.

Don’t go for too many experiments in the important occasions like wedding or any other important eve. Consider the quality of fabric and your comfort when you go outside for a long time wearing a saree.


Anarkali (Kalidaar) Suits Online January 13 2017

Origin of the word Anarkali:

Anarkali was originated from a Mughal time dancer "Anarkali" who used to dance at Mughal Darbar (King’s Palace). Later on she was buried alive for having affair with Prince Jahangir. At that time the dresses which these dancers used to wear were called Mujra dresses and after that these dresses are being called as Anarkali (Kalidaar) dresses in remembrance of Anarkali the famous beautiful dancer and a lover.

Anarkali (Kalidar) is a type of suit which is mostly worn by Indian women. It is comprised of a long top which looks like a skirt with flayers at bottom. Trend of Anarkali suits in India is very common among women. There are numbers of fabrics available for anarkali (Kalidaar) like cotton, silk, Georgette, satin, net and much more. Net is the most popular fabric due to its softness and light weight. Net anarkali suits come up with cotton or satin inners with lycra or cotton churridar. Anarkali suits are widely available online also.

These days digital printed anarkali’s are in trend which gives really stunning look. These digital printed anarkali suits have expanding demand in Western countries also. Lots of people used to buy anarkali suits online from India. Before you buy a anarkali suit online you should do thoroughly research about product. Some websites sell the anarkali suits in very cheaper quality. So you should talk to their customer service representative before buying online. If you satisfied with the customer care executive only then you should go ahead to avoid the disappointment.

Anarkali suits and dresses in India are worn on wedding day as well as on daily basis also. There are different types of designs are available for anarkali suits online to suits the occasion and taste of the buyer. Party wear and wedding anarkali suits mostly have the embroideries on the full frock while on casual anarkali suits can be printed or with less embroidery. There are tons of designs and varieties available for Anarkali suits and dresses in India and online too.

Indian women which are settled in overseas still have passion for ethnic dresses like Anarkali suits which are extremely beautify their personality. Anarkali suits and dresses in India are the biggest example of comeback of a vintage fashion which silhouettes best feminine look that make it popular among women. Undoubtedly Anarkali dresses are the best outfit for an ideal women.

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Ravneet Kaur

Panache Haute Couture


Difference between Computerized and Hand Embroidery January 10 2017

Making anything with our hands is different in many aspects from making things using tools or machines. Both the methods have their own advantages as well as disadvantages. There are certain things to consider before choosing the technique of embroidery on anything important you are up to.

Being a pretty lady, indeed it is very important for you to make yourself look really prettier by putting a well-made, gorgeous dress. Different types and class of Indian Designer Boutique are there for you presenting Party Wear Lehenga Choli, Kameez and more. Embroidery perhaps is the most important part to keep in mind for most of the ladies while buying those sorts of dresses, and rightly. So the design, color, shades, contrast, threads etc. of each embroidered patch comes into consideration to look fabulous when you wear the dress.

Which color should you buy or which thread should be used in embroideries to make it look lovely and long lasting? These opinions demand a deep conversation while that is not our main goal today, rather we would like to assist you with a different yet highly important aspect of embroidery. To be precise and make things simple, we will be highlighting some vital aspects about the two different kinds of Embroideries, 'Handmade Embroidery' and 'Computerized Embroidery'.

Difference between Handmade Embroidery and Computerized Embroidery

The basic difference between handmade and computerized embroidery is the embroidery stitching process. A variety of unique stitching styles, in terms of the thickness of different threads are available for Handmade Embroidery, while computerized embroidery doesn't allow that variety. Every step of stitching of computerized embroidery is premeditated.

Hand embroidery has its own beauty and attraction which is preferred by most of the girls. Computerized machines help you create embroidery quickly and reduce costs. However, hand-embroidery designs are the traditional ways that individuals choose as it allows their creativeness to flow and they can create their own designs.

Computerized Embroidery and Handmade Embroidery

The use of machines makes you reliant on them and these machines have their boundaries. Many designs are inbuilt within the computer, so the user's creativeness can't be applied. That means you cannot enhance or change the designs to fit your own choices on something you are working on. You should have technical knowledge if you want to create your own designs. Computerized embroidery machines are expensive too.

Hand embroidery, on the other hand, always looks fresh and alive as it is made with personal touch and desire of the artist. The hand embroiders master their skill diligently to craft a design and that's what it makes the work special. Each of the hand-made embroideries gives a unique appearance even with the same design and materials because these artists are allowed to use their flair to choose different colors and stitches. Computerized embroidery will give you a robotic feel in the terms of appearance.  It looks like just a print for all the copies. The same stitches, same color, no uniqueness, all of them are fully identical. 

Another technical difference between these two types of embroidery is, you can use pure silk thread for hand-made embroidery, but since the silk threads break too easily in machines, you can't use them for computerized embroideries. Polyester, metallic, or rayon threads are mostly used for computerized embroidery instead.

When it comes to spotting whether embroidery is hand-made or computerized, there's a very simple way to determine. Take any embroidery work and look at the back of it. If the back of the canvas looks irregular and loose, then it is hand embroidered. The knots of hand-made embroidery can be felt easily. While computerized embroidery will have the opposite attributes. The back of its canvas will be firmer and tight with the pasting. 

Final Words

Computerized embroidery has gained a fast reputation as it reduces efforts and saves time and is cost-effective too. You can get pre-designed Party Wear Lehenga, Kameez or kurta from any good boutique if you want to attend any party on an urgent basis. There is a lot of eminent Indian Designer Boutique all across the country. However, the experts commonly suggest selecting the hand embroidery designs.

Regardless of what kind of embroidering you choose, hand embroidery designs provide you with a lot of confidence and satisfaction as the patterns and designs will be yours. They will allow you to be innovative and let your creativity go crazy.


Designer Wedding Lehenga: An Actual Need or a Status Symbol January 04 2017

The Indian subcontinent is famous for its excellent wedding ceremonies. These beautiful ceremonies reveal customs, rich traditions, and cultural heritage. Females are certainly the most integral portion of these events as they are the ones who enjoy these events the most. As every event requires special dresses, it applies to the wedding ceremony also. The most favored dress for this event could be Bridal Lehenga Choli. These are highly popular due to the fact these offer beautiful looks to the women wearing them. The most significant part of these dresses is handcrafted embroidery. The designers provide attractive designs that are made from the products like sequins, stones, and beads. The artists use these things to make amazing elements along the motifs and on the other areas of the dress. The embroidery designs are very effective in enhancing the charm of the collections.

Delicately stitched heavy long Lehengas joined up with a choli is turning into the ultimate choice of today's wedding brides. The release of lively colors and magnificent fabrics add a rich feel wearing the Subcontinental Lehengas. There is a variety of Indian Designer Boutique available, as they provide all types of Lehenga both in the online and conventional market.

For the best look, you can get a Lehenga Choli that is a fusion of different fabrics such as velvet, satin, net or silk. To add charm to the overall outfit, wear different colors such as maroon and gold, burgundy and silver, and white, blue and copper and, gold, green and silver, among others.

maroon colour raw silk lehenga choli

Designer Lehenga Compared to the Replicated Lehenga

Long cholis are among the coolest difference well-liked by all subcontinental women as well as designers are nowadays. These Lehengas are perfect for any year and give you a different look in comparison to frequent choli designs. These are a tremendous choice for events for example engagement and mehndi events.

When seeing the beauty and attraction designer Lehengas, we see they are very costly comparatively to the normal Lehengas. Normal Lehengas are low cost and you can find them in many gorgeous colors prepare with excellent fabrics. The cut-patch work plays an important part in the designing of a normal collection. The designers use these in to offer a modern touch to their collections. The innovative cuts are supplied so that the collections get the stunning touch. The colors also play an important part in the designing of normal Lehenga collections.

The designers offer their collections in appealing designs, shades, and color to help make their collections flawless and attractive.

Raw silk blue colour lehenga choli

An Interesting Thing to notice About Lehenga

It is about the Provider or manufacturer of Lehengas. In an overall consideration, there are two sources of Lehengas where we can get it from. One is well-known and mostly recommended Designer Lehenga Choli Online and offline both, and the other is the general tailors or garment producer.

The designer’s Lehengas are very high in demand because of their great quality, looks, and brand. While there is possibility for the replicated/normal Lehengas to come up with a high quality in terms of look, style etc.

A designer Lehenga costs about $4,000-$25,000. There is no doubt this is quite a budget for most girls who belong to a middle class family. In a word, the designer’s Lehengas are meant to be mostly for people belong to the upper class in terms of financial condition and they need to think about where they have to spend the money. The expensive Designer Lehenga is not a choice for medium sized families. There are lots of replicated designer lehengas available in the market to choose from at a genuine price range in between $1000-$4000. Wedding is one-time event and even you can’t use the same lehenga for other functions due to variety issues these days. So, there is no point to buy expensive lehengas for just a game of a few hours. But yes there are some families who don’t care about money and the wedding outfits too are the status symbol for them.

Expensive designer lehengas don’t really mean that you will get an amazing lehenga with top quality fabrics and embroidery. In some cases, replicated lehengas are better than the designers’ lehengas in terms of quality and embroidery too. Every person who deals with replicated work would try to give you more beautiful outfits than the designers’ so that he can satisfy you with a price around 10 times cheaper.

Hence, the bottom line is that Designer’s Lehengas have turned out to be pretty much a status symbol for a certain class of people. However, girls, regardless of any class, can look as gorgeous as anyone spending a lot less than what it takes for a designer Lehenga.    


Tarun Tahiliani The Famous Indian Fashion Designer September 12 2014

Tarun Tahiliani founded his design studio in 1990. His distinctive signature has since evolved as a fusion of textile detail, refined luxury, and meticulous tailoring. The Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio creates couture, diffusion and prêt-a-porter which are Indian in their sensibility, yet international in their appeal. The rich heritage of the subcontinent is reinvented as contemporary high fashion through the genius of Indian craftsmanship and the finest textiles; along with Italian pattern cutting and construction and new technologies such as digital textile printing. His unique combination of historical opulence and contemporary chic also lend themselves to couture.



Tahiliani who has a degree in Business Management from the Wharton School of Business, opened India's first multi designer boutique, Ensemble. In 1991 he received an associate degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. He is the first Indian designer to be invited to showcase at the Milan Fashion Week.


Manish Malhotra The Most Celebrated Designer of India September 12 2014

MANISH MALHOTRA is one of the most celebrated designers in the country and influential personality whose designs reflect the contemporary India.

He is known for his color storytelling and glamorized intricate craftsmanship. Born in Mumbai in 1966. Manish’s journey to the top has been one of a kind. From his inherent fascination for movies, glamour and color to creating a niche for himself as a Bollywood stylist/ Costume Designer and to now being one of the most influential designer’s in the country, Manish created an inimitable path to success.

A self-taught designer, his career started with a Mumbai-based boutique. Simultaneously, he pursued his dream as a Costume designer for the movies, and thus the struggle began. He introduced ‘styling’ in Bollywood as we know it today, a visionary involved in not just creating the clothes but developing the character and working on every part of the look.

His ability to envision a look for the character, true-to life yet creative got him much recognition. Manish marked his first milestone in Styling with the first ever Filmfare award for Costume designing for RANGEELA in 1990. Thus began his endeavor in styling.

Manish Malhotra Fashion Show     Manish Malhotra Fashion Show
He received widespread recognition and one of the many opportunities that came his way led him to be the first Costume Designer to start Reverie, a fashion store in collaboration with the esteemed Birla family. He later moved on to helming one of the most popular Design studios of that time.

Having struck the crucial balance between styling and designing, MANISH MALHOTRA launched his eponymous label in 2005. Over the years the brand has created a niche for it itself and crafted a successful journey that spans over 9 years. Today, the brand has made its mark across the globe – London, Dubai, New York, Canada, Riyadh and many more. He has also styled world renowned personalities like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Late Micheal Jackson, and Kylie Minogue.

Manish Malhotra as a label has also collaborated with The Mijwan Welfare Society that works to elevate the craft and transform the lives of women in Mijwan, a small town in Uttar Pradesh with their intricate hand crafted Chikankari. Another significant collaboration has been with the work of Kashmiri artisans with Kashmiri thread and zari work – an art form which is now synonymous with his label.

The brand has undergone a metamorphosis in the last 5 years to highlight the craftsmanship and explore different avenues. Today, the brand on an average is growing 30% every year. The last two years have been path breaking– with an exquisitely-designed, two-storied store spread across 6000 sq.ft in Mumbai and a 9000 sq. ft. store in a Haveli marking his first stand-alone presence in Delhi. Beginning the year with his Luxe collection Manish Malhotra showcased a new side to his designing sensibility.