7 REASONS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH LEHENGA STYLE SAREES

Lehenga style sarees are the ultimate feminine attire. They define a woman’s curves and give her just enough sparkle; making her look like a movie star! This beautiful dress form has its roots in the saree; a six or 9 yard fabric that is made of fine silks and embroidered in delicate techniques which vary across the country. Wearing a saree takes quite a bit of practice and skill but unfortunately many young women today are still unable to dress themselves in it without seeking help. They also fear that the saree might slip off or the pleating is incorrect. This is why lehenga style sarees have become so immensely popular. This elegant attire exudes comfort, grace and style. It

5 EMBROIDERED SAREES THAT REFLECT INDIAN CULTURE

India is a land blessed with many customs, cultures and religions. One of its greatest treasures is its handicraft industry, specifically its embroidered sarees. Influenced by many traditions, history and folklore, every region in India is known for producing its unique type of embroidered saree. Through a combination of fabrics, stitching patterns, colours and accents, India has one of the most diverse embroidered saree patterns. The five types of embroidered sarees listed below are some of the most recognized and consequently the most popular: #1 Chikankari This needlework style arises from the land of Nazaquat and Tehzeeb, Lucknow. Chikankari was introduced by Queen Nur Jahan, the inspiration behind the famed Taj Mahal. This embroidery form came into full realization during

PERFECT FABRIC CHOICES FOR LONG LEHENGA CHOLIS

India is a land of diverse fashions which have been born out of the many cultures that dot her landscape. One such glorious fashion are long lehenga cholis. The lehenga choli is an ancient dress form that is renowned for its beauty, grace and elegance. In a lehenga choli, there are three parts: the choli or blouse, the lehenga or skirt and the dupatta or shawl. The blouse may vary in length and design but is well-fitted and embellished according to the occasion for which it is being worn. The lehenga follows the same principle except that it is typically floor length and can be shaped in many ways, i.e. A-line, mermaid, umbrella, fishtail or flared. Lastly, the dupatta is

HOW TO STYLE WOMEN PALAZOOS?

Women palazoos are a fashion icon of the 1960s and 70s that is definitely here to stay! In fact, their comeback has been so fierce that it’s hard to find a single fashion blog or shop that doesn’t mention or sell them. This beloved pant style features a super wide leg that has flowing pants. Every woman loves palazoos because they complement every body type and can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Palazoos are also very comfortable. It’s hard to imagine anything so beautiful as also being comfortable. Due to their light material and flowing quality, palazoos are ideally worn in the warmer months. Another endearing quality about this symbol of the sixties is that it can

ORIGINS OF THE MENS WEAR DHOTI KURTA

The mens wear dhoti kurta is traditional attire in India. Even though the dhoti is worn across the country, there are variations in style, color and pattern, which are dictated by the cultural practices of that particular region. The dhoti kurta has many different names; dhotar in Maharashtra, Mundu in Kerala and Lacha in Punjab. History The term ‘dhoti’ originates from a Sanskrit term called ‘Dhauta’. It is an attire that has been worn from the beginning of recorded history. Apart from India, dhotis are worn in the Maldives, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It is the most commonly worn attire amongst leading politicians in India. Style Dhotis are commonly made in cream or white. A typical dhoti requires up to

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