Get Festive – Twirl it away.

Hi everyone, hope you are able to make some sense out of the Indian Wear segment (Get Festive series) that I am currently writing  on the blog & I am certainly hoping that it’s helping you all to figure out different trends that are being seen in the market.
Like I said before I am not much into Indian wear but one garment that I surely can’t resist are the Anarkali Suits. Oh God just to twirl that beautiful fabric around makes me feel like a Royalty.

Image source : Rohit Bal LIFW 2011

Anarkalis are reminiscent of the bygone Mughal era with the images of the king/ emperor and his coterie having a chill time, sipping on alcohol while watching the beautiful dancers swirl their Anarkali skirts to some classical Indian music I guess. Very Bollywood inspired… I know. But c’mon when you say Anarkali what’s the 1st thought that runs through your mind. Well, I think of the very ethereal  Madhubala dancing to Pyar kiya toh darna kya. Right!!

Thank u,  I rest my case :-)
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Now check this one out – how truly inspiring.
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The other thought that comes to my mind are the famous Umrao Jaan mujras. How can one forget the beautiful Rekha in a role of lifetime as this beautiful courtesan.
Ofcourse some of the men could think of Malaika Arora gyrating to “Anarkali disco chali”. How silly of me…hahaha
Anarkali suits made there way back into the Indian fashion circuit some 4-5 years ago and became a huge huge rage. I remember picking up one or 2 a few years ago not very sure whether the trend would last but 4 years hence and there is no sign of this one slowing down. Many a version came of this trend with shorter kurtas, Asymmetrical hemlines, lesser kalis, more gheras blah blah blah but the trend is still going strong. The latest version of this beautiful design are the floor grazing lengths. And you will see our fashion brigade wearing this trend with much aplomb.
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We are also seeing layered Anarkali trend as in Layering your Anarkali with another kurta or cape.

Image source : Manish Malhotra tumblr


Are churidar salwars getting replaced with parallel trousers ???

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Image source : Styleme India
Image source : Styleme India

In terms of fabric of course Net and georgette are the preferred ones but we saw Manish Malhotra using Raw silk a lot in his latest Mijwan collection. Good choice considering winters are round the corner. Velvet still continues to be a favorite for embelishing sleeves or necks or dupattas.

Image source : Manish Malhotra Tumblr
Image source : Manish Malhotra Tumblr

In terms of color sky is the limit when it comes to Indian wear. The best thing about Indian wear is that it’s vibrant and colorful so there are no restrictions.

Also sometimes the expanse of the garment could be so overwhelming that tieing ur hair might just be a good idea

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My Tip : Anarkali suits tend to be slightly expensive (even if they are not from any big label ) because of the sheer quantity of fabric used and then depending on the amount of work done. It also can’t be worn too often unlike the regular churidar kurtas so be very wise in selecting the piece you are buying. Ensure that the piece you pick can be worn at various occasions & not just at the wedding of your siblings or close ones. The Indian wear also tends to get blingy so learn to differentiate between bling and class.

Hope u liked my post :-)


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