If you’re one of those who think that the Indian sarees and ethnic salwar suits look gorgeous but aren’t meant for you then you’re not alone! While many love the way a saree drapes and the beautiful detailing that traditional Indian clothing has to offer, most find them to be too elaborate and even difficult to manage. Questions like “How do I drape this saree? What if wearing an Indian outfit looks over-the-top? Where will I even find Indian ethnic wear?”, make it difficult for an otherwise fashion loving, experimental woman to go all Indian chic with her look. But are Indian dresses really that much of a hassle? Does the fashionista in you really want to shy away from trying out something new?
Here’s what I think, you must try everything at least once in your life! So, before you decide to leave the arena, give these 3 Smart Ways a shot.
1. Slow and Steady Wins The Race?
?Now, it’s true that Indian dresses like Sarees, Salwar Kameez and Lehengas are intricately designed and more often than not, heavily embroidered and embellished. In fact, this is what makes these outifits so attractive. While it’s a great idea to wear such dresses to formal occasions, one must remember that the idea is to have the spot-light on you and NOT to be the spotlight yourself (If you know what I mean!) So, here’s a suggestion – take time to choose and plan out your look. No haste, please!
When you wear something so elaborate, it’s best to leave the accessories alone unless you want to look like you’ve walked straight out of a Bollywood dance sequence. What’s more, Indian dresses aren’t always as detailed and heavy, so if you think you’d like to start out with something more subtle yet then pick out lighter shades with lesser embroidery work.
This saree is a great example of something subtle yet elegant and Indian.
2. Look To The Ramp For Inspiration
Indian ethnic trends are big in the fashion industry, globally. Needless to say, it’s easy to spot indian designers displaying their India inspired collection across the world. From Italian fashion house D&G to the famous Roberto Cavalli , everyone seems to be in this love affair with India. This beautiful mix of western and Indian fashion sensibilities results in stylish, unique and quirky fashion.
It only makes sense, then, to borrow a bit from the ramp and of course, to add a dash of your own creativity to create some new! Bohomeian ‘Dhoti Pants’ , graceful Indian gowns, ‘lehenga skirts’ are some out-of-the-box examples of taking Indian fashion to a different level. What works for you is that Indian clothes become more manageable while retaining their ‘desi’ appeal. Sounds like a good deal, doesn’t it?
3. Find Your Match Online
No, it’s not what you think! I’m talking about finding the perfect Indian dresses online. Check out websites that offer Indian sarees, Salwar Kameez online and pick out your favorite. From elaborate bridal sarees online to subtle salwar suits, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste. The great thing about online retail stores today is that they also have fashion consultants who can help you decide what suits you, your body and your pocket. Great? Isn’t it?
So, find yourself a reliable online shopping destination and get shopping for Indian clothes.
Armed well with these quick tips, it might finally be good (and safe!) idea to act on it too. Here’s cheering you on!