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Jennifer Joseph's Blog – June 2015 Archive (18)

Bhagalpuri Silk: Fine Texture and Luscious Appearance

The ‘Queen of all fabrics’, Bhagalpuri Silk is one of the finest in the ethnic Indian fashion industry. Its superior quality is judged by the resilience and unique appearance. It is known also for its embroidery and originate in the city of Bhagalpur in Vedic times. However, it received great patronage in the Maurya and Muhgal Ages. Over the years, this craft declined and it is only recently that it has been revived and once more received the respect that it is…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 30, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Why Women Love the Chaniya Choli?

The chaniya choli, also called the lehenga choli or ghagra choli, is a traditional Indian garment for women. Originally from Rajasthan, this three piece outfit is today worn across the country. It consists of a long, pleated skirt, a well-fitted blouse (the choli) and a flowing scarf (dupatta or odhni). Though this is an extremely traditional outfit that has been worn in Rajasthan for many centuries, it is available in many modern varieties as…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 29, 2015 at 3:18am — No Comments

India’s Famous Bangalore Silk

Bangalore Silk as the name suggests, comes from the city of Bangalore or Bengaluru in Karnataka. It is known the world over for its subtlety and simplicity, purity and unique texture. It is one of the relatively newer forms of silk in the country, although it has undergone its share of reinventions in the industry.

Old Rose and Teal Blue Pure Bangalore Silk Handloom Saree The …


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 27, 2015 at 3:02am — No Comments

Modern Beauty of Matka Silk Sarees

Matka silk is made from waste Mulberry silk and is one of the many handloom silk fabrics found in India. This fabric is woven in all four corners of the country. Kashmir in the north and Karnataka in the south are the main producers of this fabric, although Gujarat and West Bengal are also invested in its weaving.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 26, 2015 at 7:55am — No Comments

Different Types of Saree Draping

If you want to wear a sari, it is absolutely essential to get the saree draping right. Since this garment is essentially just a 6 to 9 yard long piece of cloth, the draping style determines the overall silhouette and aesthetic of the outfit. The whole look can be completely changed simply because of the manner in which the sari is draped, pleated and tucked. There are many different …


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 25, 2015 at 3:24am — No Comments

Banarasi Silk: The Pride and Joy of India

Banarasi Silk is produced primarily in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and is one of the finest forms of silk in the country. It was brought to India but the Mughals and since then has been adopted to suit the style sensibilities of India as a whole. The intricacy of the weave, the luxurious aesthetics and the heaviness of the saree are only few of the many reasons why this saree is so popular throughout the globe.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 24, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

Latest Anarkali Salwar Kameez Designs

The anarkali dress is one of the trendiest ethnic garments in the market right now. Much loved for its flattering, feminine fit and regal silhouette, it has become a big hit amongst the classes and the masses. Its origins date way back to the medieval period, where it was the favorite court fashion of Mughal noblewomen and dancers. The latest salwar kameez collections favor this silhouette above all others. These are some of the…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 23, 2015 at 7:20am — 1 Comment

Choosing the Right Footwear for your Ethnic Ensemble

Women often spend a lot of time in selecting the perfect outfit for a party or any special occasion. From the fabric’s color to embroidery detailing to silhouette, motifs and patterns, every aspect is taken into consideration. However, in this fuss over dressing, it would be a grave mistake to ignore the other elements of an ensemble. Ladies footwear, in particular,…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 22, 2015 at 3:16am — No Comments

Sophisticated and Classy Tanchoi Sarees

Tanchoi is the name given to a specialized weaving technique that is done on silk. The reason that this technique is different from all others in India is because it uses single or double colors in the warp threads and two to five colors on the weft thread. However, all these variations fall under the same hue.

The history of Tanchoi…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 18, 2015 at 3:07am — 1 Comment

Trend of the Ankle Length Salwar Kameez

Salwar kameez have been worn in India for many centuries. Originally brought to the country centuries ago by the Persians, they were quickly absorbed into Indian culture and soon became a staple daily wear outfit amongst women of all classes. They remain just as popular today and have been adapted into many beautiful, modern designs to appeal to women with contemporary tastes. At the same time, many of the salwar kameez styles that are popular today are simply…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 17, 2015 at 3:05am — No Comments

Stately and Elegant in Kanjivaram Silk Sarees

Kanjivaram silk is one of the most widely known silk sarees in India and is native to the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. Also known as Kanchipuram, it is almost synonymous with the gamut of South Indian sarees because of its unmatched popularity. What distinguishes this type of saree from all the other types is the sheen of the fabric and its high durability. Its durability is enhanced by its richness and fine finish.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 16, 2015 at 5:06am — No Comments

Madhya Pradesh's Chanderi Sarees

Chanderi is indigenous to Madhya Pradesh and is one of the oldest weaves in India. The fabric itself is smooth and shimmering as it is woven using silk and a traditional yarn along with zari embellishments. Chanderi fabric is generally found in three types: Chanderi silk, Chanderi silk cotton and Chanderi pure cotton. However, of these, Chanderi silk is the most popular and has been used to make…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 15, 2015 at 1:43am — No Comments

Trendy Evening Wear Sarees

Sarees are universally loved in India. They are worn in practically every region of the country and even women who generally prefer western fashion like to don a sari from time to time, for special occasions. The fact that there are many gorgeous evening wear sarees to choose from has made it even easier for women to incorporate sarees into their life. There are enough varieties for people with diverse tastes and preferences. Here are the popular ones.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 12, 2015 at 7:08am — No Comments

Varieties in Indian Men’s Wear

“Men’s fashion is not as diverse as women’s assorted styles, silhouettes or patterns”. The statement is true to some extent.  As compared to women, men have limited options that revolve around suits for formal occasions & a pair of jeans & tee for casual times.  They can style their wardrobe with dapper western as well as Indian Ethnic ensembles that go well with formal & informal occasions.  Western ensembles like Trousers, Suits or Tuxedos are…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 11, 2015 at 5:10am — No Comments

Exciting Variety of Half and Half Saree Designs

The half and half saree is one of the most exciting innovations in ethnic fashion. It is essentially a designer invention which combines two contrasting sarees in one single garment. Half and half saree designs focus on blending the two fabrics in a harmonious and balanced fashion. At the same time, the whole point of the new half saree design is to create an interesting visual contrast that lights up the over-all look and flatters the wearer. This funky style is…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 10, 2015 at 1:47am — No Comments

Why Women Prefer Cheap Salwar Kameez?

Today, salwar kameez have gone much beyond their traditional, conservative roots. They are available in many designer and fancy varieties which women love to wear for special occasions. However, this has in no way taken away from their appeal as comfortable and appealing daily wear outfits. An overwhelming majority of women with a penchant for ethnic fashion prefer wearing cheap salwar kameez in their daily wear over any other traditional Indian garment, for a…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 8, 2015 at 3:05am — No Comments

Different Styles in Indian Men’s Wear

Indian men’s wear is a highly underutilized clothing category in men’s wear. Since most men opt for Western clothing for their daily use, Indian men clothing items are few and far between. When defining Indian outfits for men, the first thing that comes to mind are kurta pajamas. Essentially, this is the basic style upon which most forms of Indian men’s wear are based.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 4, 2015 at 1:55am — No Comments

Choosing the Right Wedding Silk Sarees

In India, wedding season is a special, auspicious time of the year when a lot of ceremonies and functions happen in a short period of time. This is the time when women often end up having to buy a lot of beautiful ethnic clothing. For a wedding, silk sarees are probably the most popular and dependable choice as they are one of those rare garments that combine tradition with trendiness. Though a safe choice, …


Added by Jennifer Joseph on June 1, 2015 at 2:26am — No Comments

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