Oct 30, 2009

The Royal Ethnic Wear- Indian Lehengas

Oct 30, 2009

Lehenga choli is indeed a royal clothing which is equally adored by women of all regions of India. Sometimes I think, who first thought about this very fine and graceful clothing? Perhaps it was an invention out of necessity. May be women found wearing sarees a little uncomfortable while doing all their household chores! But then, there are many states in India where, even today, women wear sarees and conduct their daily routine with ease! Then it might have been for the beautiful drape that the lehenga gives after wearing. Also the dupatta taken in various styles on lehenga further enhances its beauty. Or it could have been for saving the length of cloth needed for saree. After all the choli of lehenga and blouse of saree plus lehenga itself and the petticoat of saree resemble with each other so much! If the dupatta is there to be taken as pallu, what's the need of all that length for making pleats?But then lehnga choli was originally worn by the royal women of Mughals! They definitely did not need to save money on cloth!

Whatever be the reason of making and wearing the ghagra cholis, the fact is that they look fabulous so much so that bridal lehengas are giving competition to bridal sarees in the states where saree is traditionally worn as wedding dress. Lets read more about Lehengas and try to solve the mystery of this ethnic wear of India!

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Oct 28, 2009

What Fashion Mistakes Should Women Avoid?

Oct 28, 2009

You must be wondering why some women look gorgeous in whatever they wear or whatever they do while some others look horrible even after spending many hours doing make up! The simple reason is the mistakes- the fashion mistakes- they make. Here is a list of such mistakes that can be avoided to look good all the time.

Too Many Fashion Accessories!

Fashion accessories do look good on women. They enhance the charm of your clothing and make you more attractive but you don't need to be an “accessories advertisement”- by wearing all you have! When wearing bracelet, don't wear bangles and when wearing a jewelery set with matching necklace and earring, take off the regular gold chain you wear all the time. Don't wear hair clips, hair clutches, hair bands- all at once. One of them is good enough to flaunt your beautiful hair. And yes, two rings in two hands is all right- three will also do but a ring in all ten fingers? Think twice before wearing them!

Heavy Make-up All the Time!

You are ready for going to office with all these make up on your face- there's matching lipstick and bindi, rouge, blush, shimmer and mascara- isn't that too much for office going. Keep it simple- an eyeliner or kajal and some lipstick is enough to give you a decent look. Reserve your bright lip colours, blush, shimmer, and eye-liner for weddings, birthdays and other festive occasions.

Jewelery Exhibition!

Do you got that nick name from your friends? Beware then! One or two bangles or bangles in one hand and watch in the other is pretty good for going to office or market. A light stud earring or dangle earring is also fine. Don't be tempted to wear those heavy jewelery sets at these places. Do not mis match too- an ethnic earring with gold bangles and diamond ring can give a very messed up appearance. Minimum jewelery will not only keep you comfortable but also make you more beautiful. Wear those heavy jewelery on weddings- that's the perfect occasion for them.

Color Mismatch!

Do you keep some black, white, off white, and such neutral colored blouses and petticoats to wear with your sarees? And then also you think why people never appreciate your 'so good sarees'? Perhaps you don't know how matching saree accessories bring out the personality with the beauty of clothing. Get some Tips on Wearing Fashion Accessories With Saree. Further don't try to match white and black dupattas with light and dark colored salwar kameez respectively. They will definitely 'mar the beauty of your fabulous dresses' .

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Oct 26, 2009

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Opens

Oct 26, 2009

The 14th edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week opened in New Delhi on Sunday 25th October, 2009. This four-day extravaganza will last up to October 28. In this one of the two biggest fashion trade events, organized by Fashion Design Council of India, 175 buyers from within the country and outside have been invited. The event will have 110 stalls of designers with 66 designers showcasing on the ramp for added participation.

On the first day of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, Designers Ashish Soni showcased his Spring Summer ‘10 Collection, which had the top of the line models sashaying down the ramp in mainly black colored western outfits. Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia displayed a creation of designer Kaviat Bhatia at the show on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. The first day of the Fashion Week displayed an impressive array of collections incorporating influences from Europe to traditional India.

The fashion show will witness many debutant designers including Wendell Rodricks and Narendra Kumar apart from welcoming back the top fashion designers like Ritu Beri, Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bal.

The Prospective Collections at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

New as well as established fashion designers have interesting collections to display at the fashion week.
Rodricks has an interesting line-up of clothing for modern women of all shapes and sizes. While he has certain sleeveless yet conservative tunics and tops, some of his outfits has thigh-high cuts and broad cuts on the sides, which not many women would dare to wear.

Designer Reynu Tandon has her all new collection in threadwork. One of the collection of her Spring Summer’10 wear will also be seen in Paris. Tandon says, “I thought I will make one luxury collection for the Indian market as well as the international market to push boundaries”.

According to Designer Prashant Verma, “Apart from the 80s’ look, there is a trend of clean lines and geometric angular lines globally, that’s supposed to signify new hope”. There is a growing trend of art deco on clothes.

Gauri & Nainika Karan’s show ranged from creamy flesh tones to brilliant jewel hues and a fabric assembly of chiffons, georgette’s and crepes. It had an influence of European fashion history.

Designer Ritu Kumar says, through her recently launched label, ‘Label’, she wishes to satisfy the needs of the younger section of the population, as there is a great demand for fusion ethnic wear among the younger lot.

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Oct 25, 2009

How to Match Fashion Accessories with Sarees?

Oct 25, 2009
This is a million dollars question you ask at every occasion when ready to wear a saree! Do you imagine yourself asking your mother, sister, friends- anybody who is in front of you- will this bag go with my saree? Does this earring match the color of this saree? What sandal to wear? What should be my blouse design? And a whole lot of such other questions. Hold on ladies! Here is some help to all the fashion conscious women who don't understand what accessories to wear with their sarees? Saree looks graceful only when you drape it in the right manner and accompany it with right fashion accessories- the bindi, sandals, jewelery, handbags and even blouse and petticoat. Read the Tips on Wearing Fashion Accessories With Saree and look gorgeous everyday- in office, parties, festivals- everywhere!

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Oct 23, 2009

Indian Sarees- The Magic of 6 Yards Cloth!

Oct 23, 2009
Do you ever wonder why just a 6 yards long piece of cloth- the saree- looks so beautiful? However simple a sraee you take- the woman wearing it looks fabulous! After all, what is this saree? Just imagine when you wear your cotton handloom saree for office- how decent and graceful you look in the mirror! And just remember that night of Diwali when you wore a pretty kanjeevaram saree. Were you not so different from your appearance with a cotton saree? Now you know why the women of East India look different from women of South India! Of course, they have different physical characteristics but a person who can't notice these differences will also judge their right place of origin by seeing the saree they wear. This is the magic of different types of sarees! There are more interesting facts about saree- the innovations, the traditions, exclusive fashion designers of saree....

Read all this and much more about Indian Sarees!

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Oct 20, 2009

What's There in Store for New-age Brides

Oct 20, 2009

The Bridal Asia 2009 that was held in Delhi from September 19-21, gave a glimpse of the new-age bride who now is so different from her past version. Different sides of contemporary bride was showcased here which proved that new bride doesn't shy away from experimenting with unusual colors and fabrics on her wedding day.

Comfort- The Buzz Word


Being comfortable is at the top priority for today's bride. However, that doesn't mean that she is ready to compromise with the grandeur of her bridal wear. Rina Dhaka creation in traditional crimson silk with fine embroidery ensures that the bride doesn’t stoop under her ‘lehanga’s’ weight. Dhaka also showcased chiffon ‘sarees’ in saffron and turquoise that is comfortable as well as eye-catching.

Tradition Combined with Modernity


If Indian women has not left the age old tradition of wedding, how can she not reflect it in her wedding lehenga choli? But she is modern too and wants the world to know that. Keeping with this spirit of Indian bride, Pallavi Jaikishan showcased embroidered lehnga choli but with unusual embroideries on traditional fabrics. Gaurav Gupta showcased a dress that is a cross-over between a traditional 'lehanga' and a western dress. Ritu Beri displayed fishtail lehnga in black-and-gold kanjeevaram fabrics with leopard-print panels- a real unusual pairing!

Unusual Colors


Indian Bride has been associated with red color since ages but now it has to be changed! Although red color was present in the show, the unusual colors too made their presence felt in a grand way. Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s bridal collection revolved around unusual black- till now a 'no no' color for any Indian Bride! Gaurav Gupta represented the unexplored boldness of modern age bride by introducing light-colored (silvery off white) bridal wear.

See the Slideshow-Bridal Asia 2009


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Oct 15, 2009

Be Safe with Your Clothing on Diwali

Oct 15, 2009
We celebrate Diwali with lights. Everywhere there are Diwali diyas and candles. All of us are happy on Diwali and this happiness should reflect in our memories too. No untoward incident should occur on Diwali. If we remain careful with our clothings, we can avoid almost half of the accidents reported next day of Diwali. Festival sarees and other clothes like lehngas are a bit loser for such occasion when everywhere there is fire and firecrackers. However, these traditional dresses have to be worn, we can not afford to wear fabulous apparel on this biggest festival of India. Here are certain tips to be careful with your clothing on Diwali.
  • Try to wear saree in a way that its pallu does not flair too much. Lose clothing have all the chances to catch fire easily. Learn how to wear saree in different ways and choose the one that suits the occasion. You can even innovate novel ways of keeping pallu tight and secured while wearing saree and give birth to a new fashion!
  • Heavy banarasi, kanjivaram or silk sarees are apt for the occasion. However, try to change your saree and wear cotton saree or cotton salwar suit when enjoying fire crackers.
  • Always try to light your diyas at Pooja place at a safe distance. And don't forget to secure saree pallu or dupatta of your lehnga choli while participating in puja.
  • If wearing a salwar suit, secure your dupatta in different ways while bursting fireworks or doing puja.
  • If you are wearing skirt with tops or jeans and short kurta, never put fireworks in your pocket. It is dangerous.
  • If your little daughter or other kids at home or neighborhood wear festival ghagra choli or salwar suit, ask them to leave the dupatta when they burst firecrackers.

We celebrate Diwali with lights. Everywhere there are Diwali diyas and candles. All of us are happy on Diwali and this happiness should reflect in our memories too. No untoward incident should occur on Diwali. If we remain careful with our clothings, we can avoid almost half of the accidents reported next day of Diwali. Festival sarees http://www.indianwomenclothing.com/indian-sarees/indian-festival-sarees.html and other clothes like lehngas are a bit loser for such occasion when everywhere there is fire and firecrackers. However, these traditional dresses have to be worn, we can not afford to wear fabulous apparel on this biggest festival of India. Here are certain tips to be careful with your clothing on Diwali.


  • Try to wear saree in a way that its pallu does not flair too much. Lose clothing have all the chances to catch fire easily. Learn how to wear saree in different ways and choose the one that suits the occasion. You can even innovate novel ways of keeping pallu tight and secured while wearing saree and give birth to a new fashion!

  • Heavy banarasi, kanjivaram or silk sarees are apt for the occasion. However, try to change your saree and wear cotton saree or cotton salwar suit when enjoying fire crackers.

  • Always try to light your diyas at Pooja place at a safe distance. And don't forget to secure saree pallu or dupatta of your lehnga choli while participating in puja.

  • If wearing a salwar suit, secure your dupatta in different ways while bursting fireworks or doing puja.

  • If you are wearing skirt with tops or jeans and short kurta, never put fireworks in your pocket. It is dangerous.

  • If your little daughter or other kids at home or neighborhood wear festival ghagra choli http://www.indianwomenclothing.com/lehengas/festival-wear-ghagra-choli.html or salwar suit, ask them to leave the dupatta when they burst firecrackers.


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Diwali Gift Hampers of Indian Clothing

Diwali is a time of lights and happiness everywhere. There's a tradition of giving Diwali gifts to all family members and friends. Traditionally, clothes were given to all on this occasion. Gradually, the tastes of people changed and they started giving many other gifts to their loved ones like handicrafts, artistic furniture, home furnishings etc. However, clothing has never become outdated. Special festival sarees, lehngas and salwar suits still remain one of the favorites as Diwali gifts. In fact, the manufacturers nowadays sell gift hampers of clothes like sarees with matching blouse and jewelery plus Diwali special items like Lakshmi Ganesha silver coins, Diwali diyas, Diwali sweets etc. Look at some of such gift hampers and buy Diwali Gifts online. Read Buy Fabulous Dresses for Her Diwali Gift and click on the image to buy that specific Diwali Clothing as a gift for someone special.

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Oct 8, 2009

Does Saree look Good on All Women?

Oct 8, 2009
Saree is a sexy outfit. Do you know someone who opposes this statement? It is said that the body of an average Indian woman is most suitable for wearing a saree. However, there are two views- for and against- regarding the question raised through this write up. Before drawing any conclusion on whether all women look good in saree, we must know what the supporters and those who oppose, have to say.


No! Some Women Don't Look Good in Saree

There are many people out there who think that saree is not fit for all body types. It only suits curvaceous women. Those who have a square body type with long and straight torsos or those who are overweight, do not look good in saree. As far as western and even other Indian dresses are concerned, they can be made in such a way that enhances one's figure by hiding the body flaws. But this can not be done with a saree. Also, saree's silhouette is very limiting as is its length. It can not be modified to emphasize or hide body flaws. For them, saree is like a uniform with same length, drape and silhouette.

Yes! Saree is for All Women

Those who support saree as a universal clothing for Indian women say- nothing is hotter than a saree. Women, especially, the celebrities who, nowadays, mostly wear gowns or other western outfits at public events think that a size zero figure can not be flaunted in saree. Others who hesitate from wearing a saree mostly include those who are overweight or who do not find it comfortable as their daily wear. However, it all depends upon the proper selection of sarees according to one's body type and the way a saree is draped. That is also the case with other clothings- be it Indian or western. How else can we explain the growing supply of plus size clothing that are made to accentuate the figure of larger women? A saree can also be worn in ways that can enhance or hide the flaws of one's body. With the innovations in the field of blouses -backless, halter, tube, full-sleeves, V-neck- sarees can also be made to look good on women of any body type. As far as uniformity of saree is concerned, no one has stopped from experimenting with saree. Innovations in fashion industry like 'chhotu sarees' designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee is the answer to it and also to those who don't wear saree due to its being uncomfortable for its length.

The Conclusion


After going through the views- for and against- it seems that saree too is like any other outfit that can accentuate or kill the personality of the wearer. If chosen and worn carefully along with the right accessories, saree can look good on all women. To know how you can do this, read What Saree to Wear For Your Body Type?


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Oct 6, 2009

Indian Sharara- Is it Different from Lehnga?

Oct 6, 2009
There are many Indian ethnic clothing. Sharara is one of them. It is basically a Muslim wear and are worn by Muslim brides on the occasion of their weddings. However, due to the much appreciated adaptability of Indian culture, sharara has been whole heartedly accepted by the Indian woman. It gives that graceful charming appearance to all women, much like a lehenga choli. One can very easily mistake it for a ghagra or lehnga but there is a difference between lehnga and sharara. To know this difference and more about various types of this ethnic clothing, read Sharara

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Oct 5, 2009

'Gandhi chic' Fashion Show Held to Promote Handwoven Clothing

Oct 5, 2009
A fashion show- 'Gandhi chic' – was organized at Kolkata to attract todays youth towards the handwoven fabric 'khadi' promoted by the father of the Nation. The show was held on 2nd October to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The show displayed a range of homespun sarees of east India along with other apparels. The "homespun" fabrics were championed by Mahatma Gandhi in the 1930s during his struggle against British rule as a way of boosting the rural economy and showing pride in products produced in India.


"The show reflects a new trend. Indian youths are taking it as new fashion," said Tajas Gandhi, a well-known local designer who is not related to the Mahatma. On the other hand, Mamabendra Mukherjee, West Bengal small cottage industries minister said, "The government is promoting 'Gandhi chic' to rejuvenate the hand-woven cotton and silk industry in the state, where unemployment is growing."

Thousands of people could be seen at the venue who came to watch the show. The unique fashion show featured well-known film stars and actors from film industry. Locket Chatterjee, one of West Bengal's best-known film actresses also did catwalk wearing red-bordered white cotton sari.

Demand for hand-woven fabrics has suffered over the last few decades after synthetics became popular in the market. However, Bengali designers say new styles and bright shades are increasingly attracting young people. This can also be seen in internationally famed fashion designers' works such as those of Sabyasachi Mukherjee who has started the mission of popularizing traditional Indian hand made sarees and other clothing. He also introduced chhotu saree, (which is worn till ankles) keeping in view the comfort for today's woman.


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Oct 4, 2009

Top Fashion Designers for Indian Women Clothing

Oct 4, 2009
India is a happening place! In the world fashion arena too! Our fashion designers have won accolades from world over. Not only do they make the popular images of bollywood queens but also design clothes for famous international personalities. Look (the above image) How Naomi Campbell looks stunning in a saree designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee! However, all the fashion designers excel in some or the other areas. Some prefer to design western wear and other explore the Indian traditional clothing. There are many who innovate- create new clothing by fusing Indian and western styles. Who are these fashion designers? Know about such Top 5 Fashion Designers for Indian Women Clothing

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Oct 3, 2009

Latest Fashion Sarees for Diwali

Oct 3, 2009
Diwali is not very far away. And what's more traditional festival wear on so so traditional festival than a saree. And these days sarees do not need to be heavy and cumbersome affair. Go for breathtaking Indian festival sarees and see how you glow among all those candles of eepawali. Here's and account of what's hot among latest saree designs.


Designer Saree: The latest designer saree favors a comibination of print, sequins and thread work embroidery all over. If you get a saree with contrasting patchwork on borders, nothing will match that. Go for a blouse taht matches with saree print. Match it with jewelery that enhances its charm.


Zari Saree: They will never go out, I tell you. Glittering Diwali matched with a glittering saree with zari work. Prints are in so go for one that has golden print, zardosi, sequence and beads work. Border with brocade fabric will add to the charm of beautiful zari embroidered sari.
Sequin Embroidered Saree: Printed saree with large floral motif embroidered on heavy pallu in non traditional colors like brown combined with green will look great. Sequin work on borders will add to the cham. Don't forget to get sequin work on blouse.



Chikan Embroidered Saree: If you want a simple yet killer look then go for a plain saree with chikan embroidery work. The hand embroidered pieces are great for party wear. Go for bright colors if wearing for night diwali celebration and pastels if wearing for the Diwali puja. Keep the blouse simple yet trendy. Go for designer necks and backs but avoid sequins or any other heavy works on blouse to bring out the magic of Lucknow's chikan saree!

Readymade Saree: And if you, anyway, plan for firecrackers, then go for a readymade saree or pre-stitched saris. This will be trendy yet safe! You will save a lot of time as well as look gorgeous in the nicely pre sewn saree. You can even go for black color complete with glittering silver seqins to match the spirit of Diwali!


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