The latest fashion trend – Crop Tops & Lehengas

Did you think crop tops was only a casual wear fashion statement? Well, this fashion trend is slowly dominating the bridal wear market too. Crop tops or colloquially called as crop blouses with floor length Lehengas are considered a classic contemporary combo these days. Crop tops are loose and have a free form, as compared to the traditional Cholis. They have a casual and contemporary touch to them, which looks enthralling and captivating too. Make sure you design a crop top that best suits your body type and get ready to mesmerize your onlookers by creating a style statement like never before.

Read more to find out some of the best crop top designs you can try for your wedding.

Navel length crop tops:
Made for women who have a slightly heavy figure, these crop tops should be stitched right up to the navel. Try to design the sleeves into 3/4th lengths to make the top look smart. Pair it up with Lehengas that are slight above the waist. Such designs make you look slimmer. Use chiffon or Georgette material to enhance the look of such a designer Lehenga and crop top pattern.

Flaunt your tummy:
Best suited for women who have a classic athletic figure this crop top design ensures you can flaunt your toned midriff with pride. Pair up the crop top with a low waist Lehenga that flows right up to the floor. Try stitching the dress in raw silk material. You can accessorize the dress with shimmering jewelry and try wearing a waist belt (Kamar Patta) to grab the attention of your onlookers.

•    For women with small bust– Worried that you have a small bust, and crop tops and Designer Lehengas won’t look good on you? Well, you are absolutely wrong. Design a crop top that has heavy Zari, embroidery, or gem stone work done on the top. This will make your crop top and hence your figure looks heavy and fit. If the crop top has heavy embellishments, then ensure the lehenga and Dupatta have a simpler look. Make sure to accessorize with lovely Bling earrings, and bangles. It is best to avoid necklaces.

•    For women with a heavy bust – Well, we have something for women with a heavy bust too. The design goes completely opposite for such figures. Try designing a crop top that has a simpler design. Make sure you stitch a sleeveless or a half sleeve crop top. You can work on a heavier Lehenga and Dupatta to cover up the simpler blouse. Women with a heavier bust can avoid wearing heavy neckpieces, and stick to designer and bold earrings instead.

Crop tops bring in a perfect blend of contemporary style and traditional appeal. Carry them with style and the right attitude, and you will surely get loads of compliments. The best part of designing crop tops is that they can be used numerous times after your wedding too. Say no to Cholis and bring on those crop tops!

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TOP SIX TRENDING MEHENDI OUTFITS 2015

The Mehendi ceremony during Indian weddings is full of dance, music, delicious food, and the mesmerizing smell of the Mehendi (heena) lingering in the air. It feels amazing when you see how the Mehendi designer carves an intricate and delicate design on your hands and legs that mark the beginning of your marriage ceremony. A function that lasts for 4-5 hours, it is a perfect family reunion and warming up session for the big day. However, it is for the bride that the ceremony holds utmost importance. Hence, make sure that you are dressed in the most comfortable attire, as most times the designer would ask you to keep the Mehendi on the hand overnight to get the best color out of it.

For such brides, we have come up with the most trendy and comfortable attires that you can try on your Mehendi function. Let us take a look at top six trending Mehendi Outfits for 2015.

1    Short Length Lehenga:
A contemporary design, short length Mehendi Lehenga not only looks traditional but also is extremely comfortable. Since the bride applied Mehendi both on the hands as well as legs, it is important to wear a blouse that is either sleeveless or has half sleeves, and pair it up with knee length Lehengas.


2    Say yes to Bright Colours:
Add charm and vibrance to the ceremony by adorning bright and fresh coloured attires. The trend these days is to include multiple colours. Pastel colours are trendy, so try a combination of your favourite shades. However, it is important to make note that since it’s the Mehendi ceremony make sure that you do not mess up your dress when you are busy dancing and singing with your family and friends.


3    Short length traditional attires:
Gone are the days when brides used to prefer flowing heavy-work Lehengas. Try stitching a shorter and less Flowy Lehenga. Most important thing to note is that you have to ensure you are comfortable and feel lighter when you wear the dress. In fact, these days most brides choose such traditional attires that they can wear them after the wedding too.

4    Casual shorts:
Well, if you want to be the most comfortable, and create a fashion statement, then wear denim shorts with short length Kurtis and a chic and fashionable traditional jacket. Add more ethnic charm to the entire look my propping your costume with exotic, traditional jewellery. Not only will this attire keep you comfortable, but also will ensure you look chic and absolutely traditional.


5    Slit skirt:
Show off your slim, toned legs by wearing a body hugging slit skirt. Make sure the skirt looks traditional by designing it with Zari or mirror work embellishments. A contemporary design that is topped up with the best traditional embellishments will make the crowd go all praises about you.


6    Traditional straight fit pants:
Grab hold of bright coloured Chikankari pants and ask your tailor to customize them to look perfect for the traditional occasion. You can pair up these pants with short length Kurtas or tunics.

Saree – The Evergreen Love Affair of Women with Sari

Saree.. whenever this topic is raised in an Indian family, every other household work comes to a standstill. In olden times, women used to gather in their Aangan (verandah) as mostly it was a joint family, the special traditional Sareewala will arrive with his stock and the never ending selection goes on.

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A woman however old fashioned or westernized in her outlook., but wearing a saree is the most beautiful attire which goes on in every Indian house. Either be in 7 yards or 9 yards a saree is a saree. No other attire can replace this beautiful dress code. Every state, caste, creed, religion has its own design and material. Sarees are of different nature and style depending on the occasion. In most of the south Indian marriages, the Pattu (silk) sarees, white with red border is preferable. The cost ranges from Rs.100 to nearly lakhs! Which are made of silk threads dipped in silver or molten gold. These precious metals are liquidized and the threads are dipped in it and sarees are woven.

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A woman draped with silk saree or for that matter any kind of saree has more sex appeal than any other dress. These days we see so many varieties of sarees being worn in westernized pattern and what not, but traditional Sari is the best and a woman looks simple elegant and awesome while making heads turn when she’s walking. You can literally hear the silk singing when she walks in a Pattu silk saree and with the bangles laughing all the way.

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Times have changed as more number of fashion designers coming into this trade with new ideas and mix and match materials and vibrant colors. Crape, chiffon, cotton, are mixed and woven into one single saree. Giving rise to job opportunities to many. Theere was times where when a certain caste used to be in this business but now, anyone who has a better knowledge, money, marketing power is into this business. Surat in Gujarat is one of the major centre from where varieties of material are exported worldwide. Madurai, Kanjeevaram, Pochampally are other places where we can procure the best silk saree and some of the special sarees are hand woven. Industries are set up to meet the demands, taste. A saree which looks simple to the eyes might as well be the costliest one depending on the linen, threads which goes in the making. There are these hand work, patch work done with mirrors and embellishments. In some parts of our country, there are sarees which are meant to used according to the age. Well a woman might have any number of sarees, she wants the best when it comes to marriage.

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A lame excuse to purchase one for her. The desire for this beautiful attire will never die in our Indian women. And added to this, one needn’t waste time in wearing them as these days it comes ready to wear attire. No matter what but the importance of SAREE is irreplaceable. So cheers to our traditional attire. The love affair of women with nine yard is never going to change.

Welcome to the Family of Saris: 5 Fusion Styles for every Women

All you would know about the saris is its fabric and the way it is draped. But did you know that there are over a hundred different styles of saris and every culture has a special way of doing it. The most traditional way of draping a sari is to wrap it around the waist and pull it over the shoulders keeping the navel exposed. When it comes to qualify as a top fashion designer, sari is just the right apparel to explore the different categories of sari and master each draping style with sophistication.
Here are a list of totally Indianized draping styles making waves in the International fashion galleries and ramps.

–    Bengali Style
The oomph quotient of a Bengali bride is unmistakable. The simple draping requires understanding of the curves around the body. The pleats hold the sari like a curtained wall. The sari border falls exquisitely around the underarms and the shoulders.  The beauty of the sari is accentuated when worn with a red blouse and draped like a towel wrap over the bust. Recreate magic with a key bunch stuck exotically over the hips. The red bindi on the forehead completes the look.

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–    Nivi Sari
The Bollywood trend is pushing the age-old sari style of Nivi. The origin of this style of draping the Indian saris is in the fishing villages of Andhra Pradesh. There are two type of draping styles. The most popular Indian pleating is called Kaccha Nivi which is loved for its ease of movement even in crowded streets. This Indian draping style is the perfect fashion statement for formal outings, engagements and weddings.

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–    Konkani Flavor
The Konkan belt is one of the most colorful and vibrant sari destinations. The women here are arduous and engaged in fishing activities too. It is worn like a dhoti and tied securely behind the back for free movement. The saris is brought forwards and then passed between the legs to give extra protection the front area. The interesting feature about the Konkani Indian sari is its nine yard length. An extra strip of sari is often used to over the exposed areas around the bust, shoulder and back.

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–    Readymade drapes
The pre-set designer saris can be worn like hipsters and harem pants. It requires no draping. Ideal for casual dressers and young girls, the readymade Indian saris offer the same look as the traditional drapes. The ease of movement is restricted as the sizes are usually fixed and can’t be changed, unless elastic is used around the waistline.

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–    Jeans saris
We all love to explore! Saris are so flamboyant in fashion evolution that they can be used with jeans and trousers. Some designers also use the Indian sari and Choli to club them with the bell-bots of the 70s. The jeans pant is worn first and then the sari is draped around it. It is a stylish blend of Indian and Western taste.

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