What to wear at an Indian wedding

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When there is wedding season around, lots of fun and excitment is in the air. Eveyone wants to look good. Months before our planning starts as to what to wear, what makeup, matching jewellery, etc.

Here is a guide from Indian stars as to what costume to wear at an Indian wedding along with the style up

1.These are some light lehengas one could opt for.Here, you get a decent choice of wearing  light accessories or heavy huge ones.These shades look quite feminine and very pretty.

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2. You can even be loud by wearing dark and catchy colors. From deep red, to neon to golden all look appropriate in a wedding

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3.You can wear a dark-colored Anarkali also. Anarkalis look elegant and you will notice many people wearing different anarkalis and floor-lengthed anarkalis.

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4.Many a Bollywood actresses are a style icon to ethnic preferences, Madhuri is one of them. She wears floor length anarkalis of different styles like this orange and golden number 

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5.think pink or coral coloured pink like these ones.

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6.Black, when you’re not the bride. A diamond neckpiece completes the look 

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8. Falling softly-These non-traditional sarees are for the fashion-forward. 

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9. Nude and sparling look makes a sparkling statement 

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10.If you dont want to go for a saree, if you feel they are too common , you could go for lehengas in variant colors.

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11. Hot hues of red or the splashy orange- The color itself makes the statement

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12. Wedding are all about colors. Why not go into some jewel tones.

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13.Net makes for ideal wedding wear – less heavy than silk and still luxurious

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14. White now- White, particularly in lace, is a good colour to opt for to make a cool style statement. 

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15.Everygreen color black is back.If you are confused what to wear- go for black and black white combination is also a sensible choice.

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16.Mix and match’- Yes, you can be playful and experimental. Its not important to always be straightforward and staid.

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17.Weddings are the perfect time for wrapping yourself up in gorgeous, embellished fabrics. 

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18. Who says it has to be lehengas and sarees all the time. Have fun with outfits indo-western

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19.Be bold and bare that mid-riff. For not-too-formal wedding celebrations take a cue from the looks of these stars, 

 

 

 

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20.A subtle shade elegant and playful at the same time 

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Adding some feathers to your wardrobe

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Fashion has always taken inspiration from nature every now and then. While animal motifs have found their way to fashion, animal-inspired accessories are quite popular too. But feathers seem to have become most popular and are present in almost everyone’s wardrobe in one form or the other. Earrings and headbands are the most common ways to wear feathers. Here are a few more different ways to add them to your wardrobe.
 
Dresses
Like skirts, dresses can have feathers in them. Feathers can make an otherwise plain little black dress interesting and fun. Rihanna was seen wearing a short feather dress during a stage performance, and boy did she rock the look!
 
Hats
For a long time now, feathers have adorned the hat in many ways and this is perhaps one of the classiest ways to flaunt them. Queen Elizabeth II might even have a lesson or two on that.
 
Skirts
One very innovative and stylish way to wear a skirt is to have feathers on it. It not only ups one’s style quotient, but also takes the look to a whole new level.

Masks
The first thing that comes to your mind when you mention feathers in fashion is the Venetian mask. Now that New Year is just around the corner, masquerade parties will be the talk of town and these masks are just the thing to wear. So get one for your party now!

T-shirts
Feathers are thought to go well with cocktail and party wear, but you can also take the casual route by wearing them on T-shirts.

Jackets
Yes, feathers can also be worn with jackets. However, one should keep in mind that since they are normally of a slightly formal kind, they can be worn for meetings or cocktail parties.

Shoes
Feathers are delicate and feminine and can adorn shoes well, especially the high-heeled variety. They can be great for party wear, but don’t forget to be careful with them.

Clutches/bags
Give a classy touch to your bags and clutch with that feathered look. You can also go goth with feathers, depending on which look you would like to sport.

 

 
 
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Five must have skirts for work

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We always love a skirt!It’s airy, comfortable and shows off all those long hours spent in the gym. But while the effervescent midi is just ideal to ignite some Saturday night fever it’s not the most appropriate work wear. 
When it comes to putting together an ideal work wardrobe, you need to know your skirt politics – what is ideal, which length works –
If you work in a corporate office then pick basic colours and simpler cuts, for those in creative offices bright shades and fun fabrics can be your friends and for those in quirky jobs like designing and social media can opt for fun prints and eclectic fits. 
here are five kinds of skirt that do the right things to your working style.

1.Pencil Perfection

 
A pencil skirt is that double edged sword your work wardrobe can’t do without. On one hand the form fit shows off those delicious curves but pair it with a conservative top and you’re ready to rock the corporate world in style! Pair it with shirts, silk tops, balloon blouses, blazers and even a cashmere cardigan and did we get to footwear yet? Stilettos, ballerinas, pointed toe heels, ankle boots and thongs – oh the endless possibilities!
 
 
2. Wonder Wraps
 
 
A wraparound skirt looks precious when short, but it’s not the right length for a spin down the hallways of your office. Instead pick a more conservative length like these midis. So stylish yet demure – pair with a simple shirt for maximum effect! Statement-making heels look amazing with this style but you could also pick a pair of pointy-toe flats to create a more subdued look. 
 
3.Staying in Line.
 
A-line skirts are the cutest weekend or casual friday options! We are thinking – tucked in graphic tees and bright ballerinas. This one’s classic and works well with the workplace especially if you’re looking to give an interesting hipster vibe to things. While shirts are kind of your ideal pick you could also pair it with a bolero or tuxedo style jacket to carry off a formal look. 
 
4.Skirting the issue
 
Floor-length skirts or maxi skirts kind of bring out your boho-chic side of you but pick richer fabrics like tweed, silk, khakhi and you have edgy office wear in your hands. Best paired with a fitted shirt, bold-coloured peep-toes and a beret for effect! –
 
5.Something different
 
Peasant skirts are reserved for sunday brunches yes but did you know they can be pretty popular as office wear too? Not too short or not too long, it’s just the right length to show off your legs without going OTT. Pretty blouses, cap-sleeved button-downs or singlets paired with cardigans add just the right finish. Pick strappy flats or ballerinas to complete the look! 
 
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Exploring the Kolhapuri saaj

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Known for its unique appeal, intricate designs and grandeur, the Kolhapuri saaj has always been popular among women. 

And to keep to the new trends and make it more wearable, the saaj makers are constantly experimenting with the jewellery, giving it the modern twist. Here’s a lowdown on the jewellery, which has been there for over 60 years now, and has evolved in patterns and designs over the past few decades.

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Loyal buyers for old designs
Though the latest designs and patterns are popular among youngsters, elderly women prefer the traditional designs of Kolhapuri saaj with 21 leaves. Himmat Oswal, owner of HF Jewellers, in Gujri, said, “The saaj comes in limited designs and people opt more for the traditional ones. Though we make patterns which suit the young taste, older women always prefer the traditional ones.”
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Keeping up to the new trends
Mangesh Karekar, a goldsmith said, “To suit every women, saaj now comes in different sizes as well. Small, medium and large sizes are available and the antique look of the saaj is also in demand. The antique saaj is different from the traditional ones. The Kolhapuri saaj is exported to America and Australia as well.”
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History has it…
The actual date when the saaj was made is unknown but there are people who are into this creation for over 60 years now. Aatmaram Karekar, a goldsmith and owner of Aatmaram Karekar Suvarnakar near Khasbaug Maidan is famous in the city for his saaj carvings. “Making the Kolhapuri saaj requires a lot of skill and patience. Though the city now has very limited goldsmiths left who actually create the original saaj, people are experimenting with the jewellery.” A saaj necklace was also gifted to Britain’s first lady, Queen Elizabeth by a city-based goldsmith Karmarkar Pedhi, 45 years ago.
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Cheaper options for tourists
Gold plated saaj jewellery is popular among foreign tourists. Jagdish Rangole, from Rangole and Sons on Gujri Road, said, “Tourists prefer buying saaj which comes in gold plated and are affordable. As it is a heavy ornament which requires more gold in grams, it is costlier. Women buy this imitation saaj as it meets their needs and also look like the real gold saaj.”
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The modern depictions of saaj
Formerly, Kolhapuri saaj used to have 21 leaves of different design pendants. However, now women wear only 10 or 12 leaves in the Kolhapuri saa.

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Chamba Rumal of Himachal

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The embroidery of Himachal depicts a fine, delicate, perfect manual work befitting called as ‘needle miniatures of Himachal or Pahari rumal. The rumal has the base of creamy white colour, on which beautiful human figures, birds, flora and fauna are drawn. Colors employed are very bright, bold and brilliant. The Pahari style being aesthetically richer than earlier ones, evolved by the ladies of the court of Chamba also lead the overall development of the art.

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Indian Fashion Jewellery- The most beautiful jewellery!

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Exquisite handcrafted items of India are highly demanded overseas. These alluring and attractive pieces display excellent craftsmanship of Indian artisans and craftsmen. You get a vast collection of Pendants,  Designer Jewelry, Indian jewelry beads and Designer Jewelry Beads. In addition to this, Thick Leather Cord, Decorative Drawer Knobs and various other handcrafted products are also available to choose. 
 
Fine quality raw materials like clay, ceramic, resin, bone, glass and many more are used in Indian handicraft products to provide vividness to its wide array. Nowadays, many manufacturers use advancedtools and equipments to easily and quickly meet the bulk requirements of the clients. Moreover, highly experienced craftsmen from all over the country are employed for presenting new and creative collections in the market. 
 
These exuberant Indian Handicraft Products and Designer Jewelry Beads are checked at each level for optimum finish & neat craftsmanship. This way people get only quality products for what they pay. Numerous clients and customers around the world are also showing keen interest in buying the huge range. 
  
Quality Assurance
Several companies engaged in the manufacture, supply and export of Indian Handicraft Products and Designer Jewelry & Designer Jewelry Beads are becoming quality centric. This is because they have realized that it is the quality of the products that pays in the long run. quality proven raw material are procured from reliable and trusted vendors for crafting mystical range of designer jewelry for the clients. Expert craftsmen are employed in the designing and construction of the products. They work in close collaboration with the clients to offer exactly what they want.
 
Right from the selection of raw material & methods to the final dispatch of the finished products, every stage of the production is strictly checked.  Methods implemented for product conformity include –
·         selection of quality material   
·         Well trained workforce
·         Design & construction perfection
·         Uncompromising quality auditing
·         Implementation of international standards in the products
·         Superior warehousing environment and packaging
Moreover, constant market researches have motivated the manufacturers to offer more improved range to cater to diverse requirements of the clients. Ethical business practices have further helped these organizations in the prompt delivery of the estimated assignments anywhere across the globe. 

Product Range
A wide range of Indian Handicrafts Products as well as Designer Jewelry Beads is provided in the market. These handmade beads, glass beads, lampwork beads, designer jewelry, decorative knobs, pendants, and numerous other hand-crafted products are impeccable in design, finish and quality. Premium material such as clay, wood, ceramic, leather and glass are used in the products. You can get them in attractive colors and alluring designs. T

All handicrafts are custom made with the in-depth knowledge of the craftsmen in suitable work environment.  The entire range available in the market is perfect for fulfilling the aesthetic demands of jewelry designers, fashion houses and garment industry. These items are offered at the highly competitive and affordable prices for sale in the market, both national as well as international. These products displayed in numerous fascinating designs, colors and finishes are definitely worth buying.

 
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A traditional day in Gujarat

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Traditional Male Attire: Chorno & Kediyu       Traditional Female Attire: Chaniyo & Choli

ImageGujarat, the home to Gujarati speaking people is situated at the border of Rajasthan and Maharashtra, is one of the main centre of the Indus Valley Civilization.

 The folk tradition of Gujarat includes bhavai and raas-garba. The raas-garba is a folk dance done at the celebration of Navratri.  The traditional dress worn are Chaniaya Choli worn by the female and Chorno-Kediyu worn by the male. Raas dance is considered to be the form of ras-leela , which Lord Krishna used to perform when he lived the life of a cowherd boy in Gokul and Vrindavan.

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 ‘Kediyu’ or ‘angarakhu’ is the top worn by the male paired with churidar styled bottom known as chorno . The head dress is a turban known as ‘phento’ which is still seen worn by few especially the agriculturists.

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Women commonly put chaniya (petticoat in different colours) embroidered with ‘abhala’- small mirror pieces. The petticoat is paired with embroidery blouse known as choli or polku, along with odhani- a dupatta covering the body and the head .

In routine, Gujarati male wear dhoti with a short coat and women wear is sari and blouse.

Typical folk dance costumes in men for Raas-Garba  is a small coat called Keviya with tight sleeves and pleated frills at the waist with embroidered borders and shoulders ,chudidars and colorfully embroidered caps ,colored turban and colored kamarbandha ( waistbelt) .

For women, the dress is lehenga choli or ghahra choli . These cholis are brightly embroidered, waist length . Ghaghras or lehengas are ankle length skirts. The attire is completed by a dupatta.

Chunky silver jewellery goes perfect with the attire!