Do you actually love wearing those very prim and proper pair of trousers and shirts every day? Of course, you do pick a pencil skirt or a jumpsuit once in a blue moon. But you cannot wear them every day. Instead of blaming it to your hardcore corporate job, why don't you try thinking out of the box? What about balancing the perfect east-west mix to your day to day office wear and be an inspiration to your colleagues?
The Truth Is...
If you love bright clothes and vibrant prints, then western dresses might not catch your fancy. To satiate your taste, you can start adding a little bit of desi-ness to your usual attire and add a zing to your usual wardrobe. For example, indigo dyes and prints are the chosen ones this season. You can pair your indigo kurti with just about anything. So if you don't know what to wear in any particular office day, going indigo can be the answer. Make sure that you shop for different tops that feature several indigenous schools of print. Look for Dabu prints, Bagru prints, bandhanis and the like. You can pair them with almost everything, ranging from jeans, trousers, palazzo, pipe pants and the like.
Being Agile yet Comfortable
This is another powerful style mantra for office fashion. And when it comes to comfort, pants have the ultimate say. Churidars, Patialas and salwar have been the first choice of those who wear Indian traditional clothing regularly. When you are choosing something comfortable enough for long wear, any of them can be a perfect choice. Cigarette pants and palazzos, in particular, look fine with long Kurtis. They leave a tasteful, ethnic flavor, while not being overboard. They can be just the thing to wear in your workplace.
Sarees and Your Office
A number of ladies still prefer sarees as their staple office attire. Even if you do not prefer wearing them on an everyday basis, there is no harm in wearing them once a week. They can be a truly great choice if you have a dinner date or a party to attend just after the office. But let us face another truth. Not all sarees are meant for all. The sarees you buy, or what you wear need some due considerations. If you have a triangular body shape or narrow bust with broad hips, then you might want to go for anything. Just make sure that you wear a padded blouse with it. If you are picking a saree-style dressing gown, then choose a princess cut dress. If you have fuller chests with relatively small hips, then wear your saree with a conventional petticoat. Avoid shapers as they do not add any volume to your hips. When wearing saree gaun dress for any special occasion, you might want to choose something with double can-cans. It goes without saying that girls blessed with an hourglass figure do not need to follow any rules of thumb to dazzle. And what if you have a 'rectangular' body shape? Just wear boxy blouses and drape the saree in a way that the pally remains slanting. The trick is done.
Cocktail-ing Your Dress
Often, your office might arrange for client meets, product launches, and cocktail parties. It's been a long time since LBDs have become somewhat cliched in such gatherings. And the shimmery cocktail gaun dress is not something that you would like to wear in semi-formal occasions like these. The latest Indo Western dresses give a welcome respite to the boredom. Indo Western gaun dress made from khadi clothes and silk with Kalamkari and Batik prints are all the rage now. And the best thing is, there are a number of premium dresses that collate Indian textiles with the western silhouette. Supplement your dress with a statement or tribal jewelry, with a touch of nude makeup and tidy hairdo. Would you need anything else to steal the show? However, if you want to keep it very simple, then pick a classy dhoti pant with the shimmery jacket. There is no end to experimenting with your fusion looks. All you need is some imagination to get started.
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