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How to get ready for a holi party?

The festival of colors, playfulness, and fun is here. And so are skin and hair troubles if you have not prepared well for it. The chemical in colors have a bad effect on our skin, hair, and body. Thus to really enjoy Holi without any harmful after effects, it is important to prepare yourself.

Oil and Moisturise your skin

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The simplest and easiest way to guard your skin against the colors is to apply some oil before your moisturiser. Now that may sound a bit greasy but here is a smart way to apply it. Have your bath before going to play Holi (yes do it, even if you don’t like it), and as you finish your bath before drying up just apply mustard oil or coconut oil all over your wet body. This way, the oil will get in your skin and you will not feel greasy. After applying the oil, dry your body as usual and then use lotion or moisturiser. Be generous with the body lotion as it will prevent the colors and chemicals to get in your skin.

Wash dry and oil your hairs

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You can do this the night before Holi or in the morning before stepping out to play colors. While many people avoid washing hair before going to play Holi, thinking it will anyways get dirty. But the pre-dirt mixed with colors damages your hair, making it rougher. Thus, wash and condition your hair well. Also, apply significant amount of coconut oil or olive oil in your hair. This will prevent colors from settling down on your scalp.

Paint the nails

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One of the biggest aftermaths of Holi colors is on the nails that often are left in unappealing multi-colored nails. To avoid this, apply double coat of good-quality nail paint on the nails of your hands as well legs. After playing with colors, you can just use the thinner to remove the nail paint and your nails will be as beautiful as they were earlier.

Put some makeup on

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Make special efforts to use waterproof makeup so that it stays until you finish celebrating. Apply a layer of waterproof base on your face and neck to ensure that the colours do not stick to the skin. For your lips, slather on a lip guard and a good quality long stay lipstick. If you do not like dark shades, go for a natural shade kiss-proof lip colour.

So, follow these tips to save yourself from the onslaught of Holi colours around. With these tips, get ready to enjoy this Holi with a complete festive spirit!

How to wear a perfect saree for Round/Apple body shape?

A Saree  is the most elegant traditional Indian attire. A well chosen saree can increase your beauty manifold and turn the spotlight on you. The right saree not only dramatically changes your look but it is also capable of hiding any flaw in the body.Choosing the right saree depends on many factors like draping style, fabric, colour, embroidery, body type etc. But having an elaborate discussion on all these topics will confuse you even more. So, narrowing down its best to discuss about one of the main factor on which choosing a sarees depends which is the height and body shape.

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Apple/Round shape women have wide & heavy upper body with slender legs and arms. To complement your looks perfectly, you need to dress appropriately and wear right footwear & accessories. The styling aim of women with apple shaped body is to draw attention to their best assets: legs & arms. Learn secret techniques to hide flaws and accentuate your best features. Some main points to be remembered:

Fabrics

Light weight fabrics like chiffon, crepe and georgette will give you a gorgeous and enticing look. These fabrics sit closer to your body making you look slimmer. You should stay away from stiff fabrics like cotton, organdi or orgnaza.

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Pallu

You should drape your sarees in a very simple way  with minimum number of pleats and preferably opt for ulta-pallu.

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Color, Prints and embroideries.

Your saree should have delicate embroidery and bead work. You should opt for dark colours with light borders. The saree should have a good fall due to which you will look slimmer.

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Blouse.

Blouses with necklines like V-neck, scoop,sweetheart, broad round neck , boat neck with full or 3/4 sleeves are good option for you as it camouflages your problem areas. Long blouses will be more suitable as they will help to hide the flabs.

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7 Blouse Styles You need to know this Wedding season.

Saree and lehenga are the classic traditional Indian wear that never fails to make a woman look stunningly gorgeous. While it always adds a flavour of our traditions in a woman’s appearance. The ever-evolving fashion has also ensured that they look glamorous in this beautiful attire. And, when we talk about the fashion related to the sarees, it obviously includes the blouses for sarees as well.

While there are a lot of blouse designs to choose from for your different sarees, it is important to select the one that best suits your body shape. It should not only complement your saree, but also your personality. This season designers are experimenting with many new silhouettes to create an unusual combination of indian ethnicity and modern attitude. Fashion is a reflection on the society has been proved by the designers this season by creating such striking combinations. Here are 10 styles of blouses you need to add to your wardrobes this wedding season.

Cold Shoulder Blouses

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This western silhouette is combined with the indian classic silhouettes like: lehengas and sarees to create an unusual combination of style. This silhouette enhances your upper shoulders creating a sense of power and boldness.

Best Suitable for: Triangle Bodyshape, Round Bodyshape and Rectangle Bodyshape.

Cape Blouses

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Capes are the symbol of power. This silhouette is again inspired from the concept of showing the power and importance of the women in the indian society. It brings the attention towards the upper body creating a beautiful illusion of balance.

Best Suitable for: Triangle Bodyshape

Off Shoulder Blouses

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This silhouette is similar to the cold shoulder silhouette. Design concept and design element of the cut is almost as same as the cold shoulder. Only the difference is this silhouette represents more strong and fearless aspect of one’s personality.

Best Suitable for: Triangle Bodyshape, Round Bodyshape and Rectangle Bodyshape.

Front Slit Maxi Blouses

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This one style is extremely unconventional yet classy. This silhouette proves the statement Modesty and style goes hand in hand. It add the length to your bodyshape creating an illusion of taller bodyframe.

Best Suitable for: Inverted Triangle,Round Bodyshape,Hourglass Bodyshape, Rectangle Bodyshape.

Shirt Blouses

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This silhouette is a deal breaker. Keeping the feminine appeal intact it gives the powerful look. It gives an statement of style to your personality.

Best Suitable for: Inverted Triangle, Hour glass, Triangle Bodyshape.

Peplum Blouses

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Due to the increased influence of indo western look peplum blouses are all over the ramps this season. This silhouettes has an feminine appeal and effortlessly adds a glam quotient to your personality.It also disguise your waistline especially if one is conscious about it.

Best Suitable For: Inverted Triangle bodyshape, Rectangle bodyhshape.

Jacket Style Blouse

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Again, this is yet another versatile look but lesser radical than the peplum blouse trend. This style adds a certain elegance and class to a saree.

Best Suitable For: Round Bodyshape, Rectangle bodyhshape, Hourglass Bodyshape.

 

 

How to choose a Perfect kurti for Pear shape body?

Fashion is a frequently changing phenomena since ages. We instantly adapt new fashion trends and forget old trends. This sequence never stops. But Kurtis are always in trend as it represents the amalgamation of indian and western styles all together. The best thing about kurti is that, you will always find styles to compliment your body type! Whether you’re skinny and want to add volume or vice versa, there is always something.

To choose a perfect kurti for first and foremost thing to understand your body. Once you have a basic grasp of what your body type is and what compliments you the most, you will never have a fail-moment in life!

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Finding the exact clothing for your body shape is tricky .There are five main body shape hourglass body shape, rectangle body shape, pear or triangle body shape, round or apple and inverted triangle body shape. Choose exact kurti for your body type that flatters you best. But deciding between different cuts, colors, styles, length and fits can be not easy. Here some guidelines to choose right kurti for pear body shape.

With a wider lower body and a thinner upper body, pear shaped women should select kurtis that draw attention to their shoulders and on the upper part of the body. Most Indian women have such a body type.

Silhouettes

Choose silhouettes like A-line, empire line, angrakha and anarkali styles as it will gracefully fall over your problem area. You should stay away from skin fit kurti’s specially with printed bottoms as it will draw attention towards your lower body.

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Necklines & Sleeves

As you have narrow shoulders, opt for necklines which will bring attention towards your upper body like, boat neck, halter necks, nehru neck, band collar, cowl neck etc. Choose kurti’s with structured shoulders or structured sleeves like cap sleeves, puff sleeves, leg-o-mutton, ruched, bishop sleeves to balance out your structure.

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Prints and Embellishments

Prints and embellishments should be kept minimal towards your lower body. Bold and bright patterns, prints or embellishments should be used at the top upper body like, sleeves, neck, bust and waist. Ombre prints and embroideries are like the perfect choice for your body type, as it complements your body structure perfectly if placed properly.

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Colors & Prints Combinations

Pair light color kurti’s with dark color bottoms, as it creates visual balance for your body structure. If you want to experiment with prints then choose bold and bigger prints for your upper body. Opt for camouflaging prints like, abstract prints for your lower body.

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Fabrics

Opt for fabrics which will fall over  and complements your body structure. Fabrics like rayon, georgette, chiffon, crepe, satin etc are like the perfect for your body type. Avoid stiff fabrics like organza, raw silk and organdi as it will bring attention towards your lower body.

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Bottoms

Palazzo pants, salwars, chudhidars or leggings works best for you. Avoid wearing patiyala salwars, tight fitted straight pants or dhoti pants as it will make your lower body look more heavy.

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Plus size  Pear shape body

Women with full figures often find it challenging to shop clothes according to their body structure. No matter the size, the rules to choose clothes are always same. You just need to sit and understand your body type more patiently, and figure out what are your major assets and pitfalls.

If you are pear shaped plus size woman, your major problem areas are your hipline and thighs. You need to follow the guidelines mentioned above , in addition to the below:

  • Avoid wearing body hugging kurtis as well as very loose kurtis. Opt for your perfect size.
  • Stay away from all over heavy embellishments, embroideries or surface ornamentations.
  • Opt for fairly broad or low necklines.
  • Choose to get your kurti’s tailored.

 Are you looking for comfortable and stylish kurti’s, so  voonik.com is the place. Checkout few styles perfect for pear shape body here:

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Black red rayon straight kurti

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Black red georgette kurti suit set

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Maroon multicolored printed georgette kurti

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Beige maroon printed cotton kurti

 

 

Wouldn’t you like your ethnicwear to make you look hot?

Beauty cannot be confirmed to standards….unconventional can be breathtaking! Indian attire like sarees, suits, lehenga’s are a boon for plus size women. These silhouettes are not only flattering but also can be used to maximum advantage to either hide or emphasise a body part.

While investing in ethnic wear, do keep the following tips in mind:

Sarees:

  • Fabric: Opt for flowy and soft material like georegtte, chiffon, crepe, satin etc. Stay away from stiff & firm fabrics like cotton, organza, organdi, silk etc. as it adds bulk to your body.
  • Design:Look for prints that compliment your body structure. Avoid wide borders in sharp color contrasts. Make sure the border color closely blends with the body of the saree.
  • Blouse: V-neck, sweetheart and deep U necklines create an illusion of slimmer shoulders and an elongated neck. If you have a pear shaped body, you can opt for boat neck and slightly puffed sleeves for a more proportionate appearance.
  • Pleats and Drapes: While draping the saree, avoid too many pleats on your waist as it will add bulk to your stomach. On the upper body, place the pallu on the shoulder without the pleats, as it will give you a slimmer look.

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Lehenga’s

  •  Blouse: The blouse length should be kept longer with princess cuts or darts. 3/4 sleeves or full sleeves are the most flattering when combined with broader/bigger necklines.
  • Lehenga skirt: Bell shape, mermaids or trumpet silhouettes are the most suitable for wide rectangle body shape. Flared A-line skirts draw attention to the waist and camouflage heavier bottoms. Hence it works best for pear body shape.
  • Dupptta: Drape the dupptta in a way so that it helps in camouflaging your pitfalls. Wear it on one side to create an asymmetric illusion.

 

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Suits

  • Sillhouttes: A-line, angrakha, asymmetrical, princess cuts are the most flattering styles for plus size women. One should avoid wearing heavy anarkali suits as it adds unwanted bulk.
  • Necklines: V-neck, scoop neck,  U necklines are the best options.
  • Fabrics: Fabric and fit is the key here. Choose flowy fabrics like crepe or chiffon and make sure the fit is nor too loose, nor too tight.
  • Length: Tall women look great with long kurtis but shorter women should opt for short or knee length kurtis.huma-qureshi_081713053352

How to choose embroidered sarees for plus size?

The saree is one the oldest outfit for indian women.Usually plus-size women do not pay a lot of attention to embroidery and embellishments while shopping for sarees, but they can be used very effectively to appear slimmer. Indian designer’s are experimenting with different designer saree styles. But every style is not appropriate for each body shape.

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Plus size women should identify the most attractive parts of their body and highlight them using bright coloured embroidery. But, should be careful with the use of sequins, they look only good in moderation because otherwise they can make you look large. Here are few tips to buy embroidered sarees for plus size women

Stay away from all over  heavy embroidered sarees:

Plus size women should stay away from all over heavy embroidered sarees, as it adds more bulk to their bodies.

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A big no to heavy & broad  borders:

Heavy broad borders cuts the height of the person and widen the frame, resulting in making one look more bulk and heavy.

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Opt for long length blouses with embroidery

Long length blouses gives a shape to your body structure and helps in camouflaging your tummy area. Embroidery on the blouses draws one’s attention towards your upper half giving you an illusion of looking tall.

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Placement of embroidery motifs matters.

Choose sarees which have embroidery in right direction or have right placement of motifs to make you look proportionate and balanced.

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How to wear sarees for Voluptuous Figure??

Fashion changes with time but Indian Ethnic wear like “SAREES” are always in vogue. To create the newness, designers are experimenting with new styles like stitched sarees, lehenga saree, dhoti sarees, saree gowns. With the ecommerce boom, Indian sarees online are available in a variety of designs, fabrics, prints and colors nowadays. But not all sarees are perfect for everyone. While choosing a saree, you need to consider certain points, which results in giving you an attractive yet slimmer look at the same time.

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Check out few important tips to be kept in mind for a slimmer look , next time you drape your saree.

 1. Get the right fabric.

The fabric of the saree plays a very important role in making a woman look slimmer or plumper. So, while choosing a saree, it is essential to be aware of the fabric of the saree and which suits your body shape.

  • Plus size women are always advised to select sarees which are made of lightweight fabrics like crepe and georgette. Like crepe and georgette, chiffon sarees would stick to your body and can make you look slimmer.
  • If you are willing to wear cotton sarees,then you are advised to select maximum 40% cotton mix sarees, not more then that.
  • 40% silk mix sarees are considered to be the best choice for plus size women.

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2. Camouflage it with perfect prints.

The print on the saree also plays a very important role in making the wearer look slimmer.

  • You are strongly advised not to wear sarees which have bold and huge prints, as big motifs make you look plumper.
  • Sarees with prints like , abstract prints, aztec prints, prints which create an illusion are the best suitable for plus size women.

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3. A big no to Broad borders.

Borders add beauty to sarees !! But on the other hand broad borders add’s more volume to your structure.

  • Opt for sarees without borders.
  • Sarees with thin borders or an impression of border are good choice for plus size women.
  • Stay away with heavily embellished or embroidered borders, as it adds on more weight to your look.

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4. Flaunt those Curves with a Perfect Drape

Saree’s drape is one of the most important thing while wearing a saree. The beauty of the saree is the way you drape it and carry it. Hence, if it goes wrong ! everything goes wrong ! So, follow the steps next time you drape your saree.

  • Tuck your saree properly at the waist so that it doesn’t add volume to your body.
  • Make minimum pleats just to get the perfect drape and shape. Plump women going with a lot of pleats makes them look heavy bottomed and bulgy from their stomachs.
  • Keep the palla of the sari loose open on your arm and avoid pleating it all on your shoulder.
  • Long length blouses are also a good choice for voluptuous figure’s , and then you can get the palla from back and put it to one side. (Gujrati Style)

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Hence, Flaunt your curves in sarees with confident by keeping these tips in mind.

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Go uber ethnic with Maang Tikas

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A lot has been seen of these beautiful, uber ethnic, intricate artwork on our Indian brides. Maang tikas are symbolic to the union of a man and woman in marriage. But with fashion evolving this beautiful headgear has stepped out of the mandap and has made a fashion statement of its own. You can style these tikas with Indo-Western attires and look absolutely stunning !

Here’s how you can wear your maang tika.

#1 – The simple center parted hair look with the tika in the center

#2 – A puffy center parted hair look

#3 – Style the tika between your puff and hide the back pin of it

#4 – Take the center parted hair look a step further. Place your tika in the center of your maang and flip some hair over it.

Look stylish ! 🙂

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