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Jennifer Joseph's Blog – July 2015 Archive (13)

Summer Fashion from India: Cotton Sarees

Cotton is universally considered the best summer wear fabric. Cool, comfortable, airy and absorbent, it is perfect for hot days when one wants to look stylish and stay fresh. It can easily be dyed into different colors and prints, which is one of the reasons it is such a beloved Indian fabric. It is one of the most popular summer fabrics in India, especially to make saris and tunics. While cotton tunics are preferred by those with a taste for western aesthetics,…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 30, 2015 at 7:08am — No Comments

Interesting Varieties of Kurta for Men

The kurta shirt is a quintessential casual outfit for Indian men.  It is worn across India by men belonging to different cultures and religions. It is essentially a long tunic with a loose, flowing fit, that can end anywhere between the hips and the knees. The kurta shirt is an extremely popular casual wear option, mainly because of its seamless blend of style and comfort. It can be worn with jeans or trousers as well as salwars and pajamas and therefore offers a…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 29, 2015 at 6:04am — No Comments

Fabulous Varieties of Party Wear Lehenga

India has a wide variety of gorgeous ensembles that women love to wear for traditional occasions like weddings, festivals and ceremonies. However, today these traditional garments are available in huge range of designer avatars which make them a great choice for parties and all formal celebrations.

Net Lehenga

This is one of the most popular fabrics used to make party wear…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 28, 2015 at 3:39am — No Comments

Accessorizing Black Salwar Kameez

Black is not a very commonly seen color in the Indian fashion palette, which tends to favor vibrant rainbow shades over monochromatic colors. However; of late, many designers have begun appreciating the many attractions of black, especially for trendy ethnic outfits, such as salwar kameez. Black salwar kameez might be considered unconventional by those with a traditional bent of mind. However; they have a very figure flattering, elegant and sometimes, sensual…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 27, 2015 at 4:55am — No Comments

Take Advantage of the Salwar Kameez Sale

A salwar kameez is one of the most popular casual wear garments in India, worn by women across the country in their day to day life. This three piece garment consists of a long kurta or shirt, a pair of loose trousers called the salwar and a flowing dupatta or scarf. It is widely admired for its flattering yet comfortable silhouette and versatile design. A salwar kameez sale at a popular ethnic fashion retailer like Utsav Fashion is a great opportunity for ethnic…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 25, 2015 at 5:07am — No Comments

Variety of Indian Men’s Wear

For Indian men, clothing today has become largely western. This is mostly holds true in urban centers, where western wear is the predominant style for both formal and informal occasions. The only time when traditional Indian men’s wear makes an appearance in full force is at auspicious occasions like weddings, festivals or ceremonies where ethnic wear is the norm. In Indian weddings, you can find and admire both conservative and modern Indian men’s wear. Men’s…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 23, 2015 at 3:16am — No Comments

Unconventional Bridal Lehenga Choli Styles

Weddings present brides with a very unique conundrum. On the one hand, they have to reflect the traditional and auspicious nature of the event in their attire. On the other, they also wish to be uniquely beautiful on their wedding day. While being traditional is important, nobody wants to look forgettable in their wedding photos! This is where the bridal lehenga can prove to be a savior. It is the perfect outfit for women who want to fuse the timeless beauty of…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 22, 2015 at 6:05am — No Comments

The Trend of Patiala Salwar Kameez

The Patiala salwar is one of the oldest and most traditional clothes from Punjab. Till date, it is one of the most commonly worn garments in Punjab villages, and is usually paired with short kameez or kurtas to create typical Punjabi Patiala suits. However, in recent years, Patiala salwar suits have become extremely trendy and have therefore become popular not just in Punjab but across India. Much of the credit for the popularization of this garment goes to…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 20, 2015 at 5:26am — No Comments

The Luscious Weaves of Venkatgiri Sarees

Venkatgiri sarees originate from the town of Venkatgiri in Andhra Pradesh. These zari cotton sarees that are woven in the Jamdani style are known for being the most luscious forms of cotton sarees in India. The history of this saree throws light on how it was one of the preferred garments of the royalty of Andhra Pradesh, so much so that they were only created…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 16, 2015 at 12:45am — No Comments

Make a Splash in Gorgeous Indian Sarees

Women often think of Indian garments as boring, conservative and outdated. This could not be further from the truth. The fact is that Indian fashion has come a long way in the last decade. Indian designers are no longer afraid to experiment with innovative silhouettes and cuts. At the same time, there is a major trend towards the re-discovery of lost Indian techniques of embroidery, weaving and dyeing. Consequently, there are plenty of amazingly beautiful Indian…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 15, 2015 at 4:43am — No Comments

Mashru Fabric: The Quintessential Fusion Textile

Mashru Fabric is currently one of the most renowned and popularly used fabrics in the country. In Arabic, the word Mashru means ‘permitted’ while the Sanskrit version of the word means ‘mix’. The fabric is a satin-finish blend of cotton and silk and the prime centers of production are set up in Patan and Mandavi in Gujarat. Mashru fabric is…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 8, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Indo Western Dresses for Different Fashion Styles

Indo-western fashion has never been as internationally trendy as it is at the moment. A global economy, cross-cultural exchange and an international fashion arena; all of this has worked together to make indo western dresses a hit not just in India, but across the world. Ethnic is in and nowhere is that more apparent than in fashion.

The best part about this global popularity of …


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 6, 2015 at 3:31am — No Comments

Pure Silk Sarees of the South

Silk sarees are an evergreen fashion choice. They are one of those rare ethnic garments that come with glowing recommendations from your grandmother as well as your favorite fashion designer. This is why pure silk sarees are an absolute wardrobe must-have for ethnic fashion lovers. They are an apt choice for most special occasions, so they are quite a convenient wardrobe item as well. Though expensive, they are well worth the investment.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on July 1, 2015 at 3:17am — No Comments

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