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Ace the shirt with lehenga trend

It’s not easy to be a trendsetter. It takes a lot of courage and an eye for good fashion aesthetics! While we truly admire the women of Haryana to be our inspiration, we’d also like to acknowledge our designers like – Manish Malhotra & Anita Dongre for bringing this concept into the limelight and with so much panache!

Lehengas are outfits usually worn for weddings or really traditional ethnic gatherings. So its obvious that this garment required a makeover in terms for it being re-used and also adding a dash of uniqueness so that it doesn’t look drab every time one decides to wear it.

The most innovative way in which this could be tackled was to replace the choli or blouse with something more wearable. The best fit for this seemed to be the shirt, it changes the traditional appeal of the lehenga giving it a more semi-casual or a bohemian look.

Our first reflection of this trend seems to be inspired from the Haryanvi women of rural Haryana.

Here are a few ways in which you could accessorize your look while wearing this trend.

  • Wearing a chunky neckpiece on a plain shirt would be a superb choice provided your lehenga skirt isn’t very embellished.
  • If you are up for some uber cool fashion, teaming your lehenga with a shirt and a pair of boots could definitely give you some good compliments!
  • If you like a mix of the traditional ethnic look wearing this trend with a nathani could be your next best option.

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We recently saw Huma Qureshi  wearing a full sleeved blue collar silk shirt along with a lavender Gold Lehenga by Manish Malhotra to support the Cancer Patients Aid Association at NSCI, Mumbai. Also spotted during one of the TV shows – Alia Bhatt wearing a Manish Malhotra lehenga with a shirt.

Since this is a very offbeat trend we would not advise you to wear this trend to a formal occasion as the lehenga in itself isn’t a very formal garment. But you can definitely wear this trend to evening parties and social gatherings.

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

Born in Benaras

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There ain’t a woman in this country who doesn’t adore a Benarasi! They are the LBDs of Ethnic Wear, you drape one around you and it automatically makes you feel like a Goddess.

But this year, the ever-so-humble Benarasi has taken a twisted turn and taken the liberty to reinvent itself! Day 5 of Amazon India Fashion Week S/S ’16 saw no less than 16 established designers showcase their vision for this quintessential classic.

From Structured Gowns to Demure Lehengas, from Matching Pant-Suits to Fringed Ponchos – the Benarasi did it all and boy did it completely blow us over or what!

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Designers like Ashish N Soni, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Abhishek Gupta, Gauri and Nainika, Abraham and Thakore, ATSU, Manish Arora, JJ Vallaya, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahilian and many more mesmerized us with New-Age Edgy Indian wear!

How are you going to put your Benarasi to Good Use?

Shop Ethnic Wear options right Here

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