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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.

 

 

Voonik Brand of the Week – ANJALI FASHIONS

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Upcoming function in the family? Festivities around the corner? Wondering what ethnic clothes to wear this time? Fret not because we bring to you Anjali Fashions!

Anjali Fashions is a name synonymous with ethnic wear. Be it your lehenga choli or anarkali suits, Anjali Fashion houses it all. Bright colors and festive embroideries rule the collection. We see a variation of ethnic styles that cater to women coming from all different backgrounds and regions.

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India Couture Week 2016

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Indian Couture Week 2016 left us awestruck! A magical feast for you eyes, it was all about exaggerated weaves and hand-crafted couture for those 5 days.

Showcasing the latest trends in apparel, eminent designers like – Gaurav Gupta, Rohit Bal, Varun Bahl, Rahul Mishra, Manav Gangwani, Manish Malhotra, Anita Dongre and Anamika Khanna  – presented some eclectic designs that are sure to leave you spellbound.

Here’s a sneak peek into the best designs showcased at the show —

GAURAV GUPTA‘s “Scape Song”
It was time to experience new-age, progressive designs. The designer aptly melded unusual silhouettes with fluid drapes. The models paraded on the ramp in thigh-high cutout structured gowns with gold embellished sequin strips all over. A much needed dash of shimmer on pastel hued outfits were in spotlight, along with some Spanish ruffles!
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ROHIT BAL‘s “KEHKASHAAN – The Return of the Opulence
The designer was inspired by the grandeur of the Czarist Regime of Russia. Models glided down the runway in lehengas with cape jackets, anarkalis with robes and bandhgalas over jodhpuris. The headgears adorned by the models couldn’t be missed. Male models looked fiercely grand in embroidered ethnic wear with hand carved walking canes which took us back in time to the era of the royals.
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REYNU TANDON‘s “Kamangari
Giving ethnic wear a modern twist, Reynu Tandon was all about East meets West with her swirling lehengas which evoked a spirit of royalty and glamour. Showstopper Divya Khosla Kumar made a graceful entry in a heavily embroidered red lehenga with a layered rani-haar.
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VARUN BAHL‘s “Vintage Garden
Sheer blouses boasting varied degrees of opacity were seen on the runway during Bahl’s show. Floral motifs were seen on net fabric, which was the most dominant fabric in the collection. These motifs added decadence and made the collection look visually delightful. Models fluttered on the runway adorning embellished headbands, which was the perfect finishing touch for an updo that added a touch of sparkle. For men, Varun created attractive Achkans and Nehru jackets.
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RAHUL MISHRA‘s “Monsoon Diaries
At Rahul Mishra, hand-done embroidery wove a tale of monsoon-inspired motifs including “chintz-esque” florals and beautifully crafted peacocks. Having never been a big fan of colour, Mishra continued to take his white baton forward with creams, ivories, delicate golds along with indigos and blacks for contrast. He paired peplum-style blouses with floral embroidered sarees. With artworks inspired by delicate flora of monsoons, he also designed lehengas for the modern-day bride.
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RIMPLE & HARPREET NARULA‘s “Hiraeth
Highlighting the Islamic architecture, this designer duo played with lush drapes and beautiful designs for their collection. Showstopper Yami Gautam walked the ramp in a prussian blue lehenga detailed with Islamic architectural monuments, topped off with a delicate sheer embroidered dupatta. Their classic combination of white and gold, along with tans, beiges and dull creams are not only for the brides, but also for the grooms.
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MANAV GANGWANI‘s “Begum-E-Jannat
Effortlessly capturing the Mughal era in his creations, master couturier Manav Gangwani put together extravagant handcrafted outfits that certainly couldn’t miss our attention. The Queen of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut played a perfect muse in a red embellished off-shoulder Lehenga. Mirrorwork remains a bridalwear staple and made it to Manav’s couture.
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ANAMIKA KHANNA‘s “When Time Stood Still
When you do it the Anamika Khanna way, it has to be exquisite. The ivories came in quick succession along with romantic rose hues and sneaky shades of yellow. Considering she wanted to add a fantastical mood to her collection, the choice of muted hues seemed apt. Dramatic shrugs and capes lent a glamorous edge to the ensembles.
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ANITA DONGRE‘s “Epic Love
The collection opens on a free-spirited, lighter note with chintz-inspired printed lehengas that are teamed with Bohemian blouses, which marks the designer’s debut into the world of couture. The designer’s signature gotapatti work breathes life onto the prints. The classic Indian styles blend seamlessly with contemporary long, column tabards which give the wearer a beautiful illusion of height. The beauty of this collection lies in its versatility – the Bohemian gypsy tops can be paired with printed lehengas just as beautifully as it would go with a pair of silk pants.
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MANISH MALHOTRA‘s “The Persian Story
The ace designer showcased a bridal collection that had heavily and intricately embroidered lehengas, sarees and gowns. The color palette included dull golds, midnight blues and deep reds. Keeping in trend with the off shoulder trend, the designer infused a sense of youthfulness to the traditional looks. Malhotra went back to the vintage techniques of couching and embroidering velvet with Dabka to bring an old-worldly opulence to his pieces.
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TARUN TAHILIANI‘s “The Last Dance of the Courtesan
The collection is a tribute and acknowledgement to the highest bastions of culture, poetry, dance and finesse, along with the finery of courtesans. The collection explores the possibility of a wearable lightness of being for the contemporary diva, with inspirations drawn from the finery of the courtesans. Invoking sophisticated seduction and lending an elegant luxury is the colour palette, predominated by shades of romantic pastels in beige, blush pink, peaches, jade and ivory. Precisely paneled jackets, dreamy voluminous skirts, concept-sarees and statement lehengas are uplifted by opals, pearls and other crystals.
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Brand of the week – Riva

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Every Thursday we hunt down and bring you the best from our collections. This week we bring to you the brand “Riva“.

Riva has a beautiful collection of dress materials, sarees and lehengas that one can’t get over! Their dress materials cover styles like the latest Pakistani suit style to the evergreen salwar suits. Riva has a wide range of fabrics be it georgette, silks, chiffons or cottons. They also have styles, patterns and colours suiting every skin tone and personality!

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Summer Weddings

Yup, it’s wedding season! Invitations to summer weddings are rolling in, and you need something cute to wear to all of them. Should you opt for a glammed-up saree or lehenga? An adorable gown? Something alternative? Here we have some brilliant wedding outfits for guests !

If you are amongst the ones who think weddings and sarees go hand in glove, then opt for sarees in brighter hues, avoid too glamorous ones with heavy work on it during day weddings. Also try not to steal the bride’s thunder!

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The floor length anarkali kurtas are doing great this season. They not only fulfil your desire of wearing a lehenga but also act as an indo-western outfit making their way into the gown domain 🙂

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Keeping it simple by wearing a churidar suit. Accessorise it well by wearing the right pair of stilettos and jewellery.

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Dressing up for your sister’s wedding, always meant that all eyes are going to be on the bride’s sister as well. So dress up well in a lehenga. You can deck up all you want there’s going to be no stopping you! 🙂

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How to pick the perfect Bridal Lehenga

How to pick the perfect Bridal Lehenga

The Big, Fat Indian Wedding! Sure they are super fun, but hardly do we address the pressure that comes with it – to be the perfect Bride. As the big day comes closer, our worries are all directed to the perfect outfit – and why the hell not, it’s our day to shine! Will it be a contemporary Lehenga Saree or a traditional Bridal Lehenga? So many decisions, so little time!

Worry not lovelies, we are here to save the day! Read on to know how to chose the perfect Lehenga for your D-Day!

FOR THE PEAR BODYSHAPE
Balance your curves by wearing a blouse with detailing and volume. Take advantage of your defined waist by wearing low waist lehenga or draping bridal saree just below navel. Don’t add much volume to your lehenga as it will make you appear out of shape. Avoid wearing tube tops or fishtail gowns which will highlight only your bottom.

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FOR THE RECTANGLE BODYSHAPE
Since a rectangle body shape has no curves, you’ll want the bridal lehenga to add curves to your body.Choose a wide, full skirt in a stiff fabric like Raw Silk to add volume at the bottom. Pair with a blouse that is low and plunging to create the illusion of curves.

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FOR THE INVERTED TRIANGLE BODYSHAPE
Wear a lehenga with wide flair with a lot of detailing at the bottom. This will balance the body shape. Avoid highlighting choli’s with lot of embellishment which will give a bulky bust look.

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FOR THE APPLE BODYSHAPE
Empire length styles with deep necklines will enhance your look. Go for soft fabrics like chiffon or georgette to bring out the feminine side of you.  Longer length choli’s with a U or V cut from the hem will give a balance to your attire. Avoid still fabrics like brocade or tissues as they give a very flat look to your body. Also wear a bra that lifts your bust line.

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FOR THE HOURGLASS BODYSHAPE
Since you have the luxury of not having to think about which part of your body to draw attention away from, you can even choose to wear something that draws attention to all. Full-ghera or fish-cut, short choli, net dupatta, heavy embroidery on all or any parts of the lehenga – you are probably the only body shape that can wear every combination you can think of.

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FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE
One of the other most important components in the decision making has to be your Skin-Tone. Here are some Colors you should stick to for each Skin Tone:

  • For the Very Fair – It is preferable that dark and rich colors are worn if the skin tone is fair. So the Oranges and Reds are your best friend! Some other colors that can be experimented with are White, Pink or shades of Blue and Yellow.
  • For the Medium Wheatish – Wear neutral colors, Try avoiding bright colors if you have ‘warmer’ skin tone. Best colors for you are shades of Orange, Gold, Brown, and shades of Grey and Beige in lighter colors. Avoid bright colors and pastels.
  • For the Dusky Darks – Wear pale colors, such as shades of yellow and blue. For brighter colors, wear true reds and bright greens. Avoid black and white. Also unconventional colors like shades of Dusty Pink and Olive are a winner for your dark undertone!

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Bridal Lehenga styling tips. Media coverage by Deccan Chronicle and The Asian Age.

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