How I Styled 1 Anarkali in 3 Different Ways this Wedding Season

Indian wear is expensive. Or should I be saying, my tastes are expensive? Either way, most anarkalis I love don’t start below Rs.15,000 (at minimum!) and just a set of unstitched suit fabric in raw silk costs Rs.8,000. Of course, I still go on a manic hunt every time to find something more reasonable, but the fact no one can deny is – ethnic clothes cost a helluva lot these days! Which is why, when you have bought something, you want to get all the use out of it you possibly can.

I have one anarkali in my wardrobe that I love so much, I wore it to 4 different wedding events last winter. But when you’re wearing the same outfit over and over again, you want to style it differently each time, however slightly, so that it doesn’t look the exact same over and over again. Continue reading “How I Styled 1 Anarkali in 3 Different Ways this Wedding Season”

28 Outfits You Can Wear to an Indian Wedding (that are NOT anarkalis!)

A cousin called me up recently, and boy oh boy, was she annoyed. “What’s with these anarkalis, man? That’s all everyone wears all the time. They don’t even suit my body! Only slim and tall women can carry off anarkalis, but that’s all that seems to be available for the entire Indian population to wear. Aren’t there any other options?!”

Oops. Since I love anarkalis, that’s pretty much all I talk about here on the blog. And since I don’t see the “trend” fading away any time soon (or ever?) that’s all I stock up on. My wardrobe has only 3 things to wear to Indian weddings – a dozen anarkalis, handful of straight cut suits, and saris I wear thrice a year. Those lehengas? Yeah, well, I’ll re-use them when my waist size is back to 26. Which might be never…*gazes longingly into the distance remembering my pre-wedding body* *wipes tear off cheek*

3 years back, there weren’t a whole lot of other options available for the Indian girl. But cut to 2015, and the world is your oyster, baby. Capes, shararas, palazzos, crop tops, dhotis, cigarette pants, jackets, high-low kurtas, drapes – the silhouettes are endless! Continue reading “28 Outfits You Can Wear to an Indian Wedding (that are NOT anarkalis!)”

10 Bridal Designers Share Sneak Peeks | New Collections

What Sabyasachi, Anita Dongre and others have lined up for Bridal Wear this upcoming season

With all the major exhibitions and fashion weeks lined up to take place over the next 3 months, and sale season on in full-swing right now, it can only mean one thing – NEW COLLECTIONS are just around the corner! Over the last few weeks, designers have slowly been revealing sneak peeks of what’s coming out of their design houses this year, and based on the pictures – it’s going to be another season of fabulously dressed brides 🙂

If you’re trousseau shopping right now, you have to make a decision – buy outfits that are from the previous season but are on sale, or wait to see what the new collection looks like. Well, your answer lies in here. Have a look at the designs and colour palette coming your way over the next few months.  Continue reading “10 Bridal Designers Share Sneak Peeks | New Collections”

5 Most Re-Pinned Lehengas of 2014

Or, The Best Lehengas of 2014 – according to my Pinterest boards. These are the most re-pinned, out of all the beautiful lehengas that made their way into the market in 2014. Yes, you can still grab yourself one of these beauties – the designs are still “fresh”! Here’s a practical guide to the best of what 2014 had to offer, that you can wear to your wedding this year. I’ve included some of my notes Continue reading “5 Most Re-Pinned Lehengas of 2014”

My Best Friend’s Wedding: 18 Days To Go & I Still Don’t Know What I’m Wearing

If you haven’t yet, read the first two posts from this series – Prologue & Chapter 1 – before you get started with this post.

My Best Friend's Wedding 18 Days To Go And I Still Don't Know What To Wear

Panic is slowly, but surely, making it’s way into my mind. I have bits and pieces figured out, but not a single look is a 100% done. This is what I’ve figured out till now –

On Mehendi

DECIDED! 🙂 All the way from the outfit, the earrings and the exact bangles I’m going to have on.

Footwear is the only part of the look that’s still a big fat questions mark. I need to buy pretty jootis. Continue reading “My Best Friend’s Wedding: 18 Days To Go & I Still Don’t Know What I’m Wearing”

Trending: Phulkari

I generally avoid posts on what’s the latest style in wedding outfits because frankly, I’ve never been able to keep up with it and I’m usually pretty clueless about these things. The most I will do is post a few lines on my Facebook page about a new trend in wedding outfits I’ve seen lately, … Continue reading Trending: Phulkari