Indian Women’s Clothing – The Myths!

Indian women clothing has been a fascination for not only Indians but worldwide. However, nowadays, it seems Indian woman is slowly distancing herself from the traditional Indian sarees and other Indian dresses. With due respect to all western and other clothes adopted by the women in India, it seems that she has certain misconceptions about the dresses of her own country. This article brings out the reality behind these fashion myths about Indian clothing.

Myth#1    Saree is so unprofessional!

Reality    It is true that it takes a little longer to drape a saree and it also requires more care and maintenance. However, sari can never be said unprofessional. If draped properly, saree brings an unparalleled grace to one’s personality. How else can you justify the charm of great personalities like Indira Gandhi, Gayatri Devi and more contemporary Sonia Gandhi? True, they are politicians and need to be seen as true Indian and so they can’t shed the traditional Indian clothing! Then how will you justify the business personalities like Chanda Kochhar, the Joint MD of ICICI Bank and Neelam Dhawan, the MD, Microsoft India who are rarely seen in other dresses than saree. And no one can debate over how professional and successful top business executives are they!

Myth#2    Salwar Kameez is not for modern women!

Reality    There you see a girl clad in salwar kameez and here you give her the tag ‘behen ji’. However, every girl secretly admires the fabulous churidars and patialas worn by their fellow beings. Fashion designers are doing more and more experiments with this fabulous attire of India. Models on ramps flaunt their designer salwar kameez. How could it happen then? If its not for today’s woman, why the fashion industry wasting so much of its manpower and money on designing these salwar kameez? And I thought business runs on demand and supply principle and also that today’s woman is 100 percent a modern woman.

Myth#3    Wearing skirts is non Indian!

Reality    Here people don’t accept the salwar kameez and there they say that skirts are against traditional values of India! But look at them carefully, don’t you find any resemblance between Indian skirts and lehenga? The long skirts are more like lehengas but with a little lesser diameter. Yes, one more difference- skirt is worn with shirts while lengha is worn with choli and dupatta. Did I hear someone saying stoles with skirts?

Myth#4    If you are slim, you’ll look good in any clothing!

Reality    This myth prevails all over the world and not only in India. Although being slim provides an advantage of looking good in most of the dresses but if you wear a saree without proper pleets and pallu setting, I swear, you’ll not like yourself in the mirror! Wear a blouse which is either too loose or too tight, and you finish off the whole charm of an elegant saree.  And just try a badly stitched salwar kameez to see how it coverts you in a hanger with clothes on it instead of a girl with lovely curves! The mantra to look good is ofcourse a good figure and properly stitched and worn dresses, whether Indian or western.

How to Get the Best Deals on Boutique Girls Clothing Online

It seems like these days more and more people shop for boutique girls clothing online. What’s not to love about online shopping? You can do it in the comfort of your home or on the go any time of day. You can take your time to carefully select cute girls outfits. You don’t have to wait in traffic and checkout lines. Plus, you can make sure you are getting the best deal possible! In the paragraphs below, I will provide a few useful tips on how to make sure you are getting the best deal on boutique girls clothing when you are shopping online.

  1. Look for websites with customer loyalty programs. If you shop online regularly, it’s a good idea to select a handful of websites that you like with good customer loyalty programs. Most customer loyalty programs allow you to receive cash back on your purchases or accumulate points that you can later redeem for store credits and coupons. A good customer loyalty program will give you about 5% back in store credit and will have very few or no exclusions.
  2. Get free shipping. When you are selecting your online retailers, look for those with free shipping options. Some have free shipping on any order. Most websites, however, will offer free shipping on orders over a certain amount. Getting free shipping is always a great way to save a little bit on your online order. Most shipping options on clothing starts at about $6 and go up from there.
  3. Follow email and social media updates. Once you select the websites you like, make sure to sign up to receive their email newsletters. Most online girls clothing boutiques send out about two newsletters a week. Those newsletters contain information about promotions, sales and new arrivals. In addition, follow your favorite websites on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and so on. Many online retailers announce special offers using social media websites. Oftentimes, the only way to find out about those offers is to follow the retailers on social media sites.
  4. Search the web for coupons. Use search engines to look for coupons and special offers from your favorite girls clothing boutiques. Your search will look something like this “http://www.MyFavoriteBoutique.com coupon code”. You will be surprised by how many search results will come up! Be prepared to find expired or invalid coupon codes. But more often than not your will discover a good deal on boutique girls clothing.
  5. Make a phone call. If you are still not able to find a coupon code or a special offer on boutique girls clothing, call the company and just ask. If you found a cute girls outfit for less somewhere else, ask if your favorite boutique will match the price. You can even ask for free shipping if you are only a few dollars away from free shipping threshold!
  6. Wait for sales. If you are not in a rush to get that really cute outfit for your girl, you can wait for permanent sales or holiday sales. The best times of the year to get the great deals on cute kids clothes are right before or after Easter, Memorial Day weekend, Monthers Day weekend, back-to-school weekend, Labor Day weekend, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and right before and after Christmas. Also be on the lookout for end-of-season sales. Depending on the brand you are shopping for, one thing to keep in mind is that boutique girls clothing is produced in very limited quantities and often sells out before it goes on sale.

I hope you will find these tips helpful. Let me know if they worked for you!

A Look Back At Fashionable Kid’s Clothing Of The 60’s, 70’s and 80’s

Fashionable kid’s clothing has changed through the years. Fashionable kid’s clothing reflects what is fashionable in adult clothing at the time. There have been a lot of changes that took place in the clothing styles of fashionable kid’s clothing.

Fashionable kids clothing in the 60’s included very short dresses on children until they reached their middle school years. Little girls wore dresses that just barely covered their underwear during these years. Today most little girls wear dresses that come to somewhere around their knees.

Little boys wore denim jeans and white tee-shirts during the 60’s. The bottom of the trousers was to be rolled up to create a cuff and the tee-shirt needed to be white with a rounded collar. They generally wore black canvas tennis shoes and black belts with this ensemble. Even though they had on tee-shirts they tucked the shirt into the trousers so the belt would show.

Little girl’s wore black and white saddle oxfords for shoes in the 60’s. They also wore Mary Jane style shoes that had a strap that reached over the arch of their foot and buckled on the side. They were black shoes in the fall and winter months of the year and white shoes in the spring and summer months of the year.

In the 70’s most children did not change their style of dress much even though the hippie look was becoming popular. It was not popular for small children to wear bell bottom jeans or tie-dyed shirts. The little girl dresses remained shorts and they wore matching bloomers under the dresses so that their undergarments were not seen.

Until the 80’s all little girls wore a tee-shirt that had no sleeves and their underwear under all outfits. These tee-shirts were the first camisoles that girls wore and were designed to keep you from seeing their skin when their shirts were thin.

The 80’s was a time when most girls gave up dresses entirely. They wore pants, brightly colored leg warmers, shirts that were over-sized, and a wide variety of foot wear. Tight leggings and over-sized shirts were the fashion rage, and almost every girl was trying to make their hair stand out as much as possible. They teased their hair, sprayed it with hair spray, and held it in place with wild colored headbands. Satin jackets were very fashionable as were really short shorts.

Fashionable kid’s clothing of the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s, are what children wear for Halloween costumes today.