Sep 22, 2010

Indian Sarees: Tips To Look Your Best

Sep 22, 2010
Indian sarees are known for their classy, elegant appeal which they render to a lady. This non-stitched nine yards fabric is an essential part of the Indian clothing for women and looks absolutely amazing if draped correctly. Besides, the selection of saree also plays a vital role in making a female look her best in it. Mentioned below is an assortment of tips which can help one pick just the right kind of Indian saree for herself. Have a look:

As Per Occasion

Cotton saree are suited best for offices. A crisp, well starched saree in subtle color and designs is just perfect to carry in offices. Pin up the cotton saree pallu in pleats upto the shoulder and you are all set to attend official meetings and conferences with elegance.

For parties, try to team up your saree with casual and trendy blouses like halters, sleeveless or other such designs. The Indian saree technique used here for draping is pinning up the tip of the saree on the shoulder and let the rest of the pallu fall on and around the hand. A saree draped in this particular style looks smart, chic and classy.

Wedding is one occasion when one can flaunt the heaviest of sarees in the wardrobe. Gold zari work done Kanjivaram sarees in deep shades of red, green are blue are just perfect for weddings. Sarees laden with heavy thread work, sequins etc. can be carried on this event.

As Per Structure

To Appear Slimmer
For ladies who are on a heavier side, it is best to opt for a saree made up of fabrics like chiffon, georgette or crepe. Such fabrics are soft, light and free flowing making it easy to drape and avoiding any kind of added dimension of volume to the body thus, making plump ladies appear slimmer.

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Sep 6, 2010

Lehenga Buying Tips

Sep 6, 2010
Lehenga is one of the most favorite wedding attire for most the Indian brides. A lehenga traditionally consists of three parts namely, lehenga or ghaghra (full length skirt), a choli (fitted top or bodice) and the odhini or dupatta(veil). All these three parts are co-ordinated in the best possible manner to make the bride look perfect on her D-day. The colors, the designs, the style, every single thing has to be in synchronization with each other because then only this particular bridal attire can create the actual dazzling effect.

There are a couple of pointers which can help one pick up the right kind of lehenga. Some of which are discussed below. Check them out:

-The first thing which needs to be remembered while buying a lehenga is the budget. One should first fix a budget and then try finding a lehenga which suits the budget. This would help to keep the expenses in track and not make one end up blowing an unjustified amount on a lehenga.

-If you are getting a lehenga designed, then try and spend ample amount of time with the designer to provide him with a fair idea of the kind of lehenga you are looking for.

-Make sure the fabric used in lehenga is decent enough as at times the fabric quality is not prioritized while designing a lehenga.

-The lining used in the skirt has to be strong and comfortable enough to carry the weight of the heavy embroidery done on the skirt. Satin or any other soft fabric makes wonderful lehenga linings.

-Make sure that the embroidery etc. done on the outfit does not hamper the movement of your arms etc. or hurt the skin in any whichever way. At times the embroidery under the arm on the bodice hurts the skin and hampers the movement of hands. Thus, it should be checked well before making a purchase or getting a lehenga designed.

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