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.

Most Popular Women’s Fashion Accessories

Aristotle, one of the greatest philosophers in history once said that a woman is God’s most beautiful creation. As a woman, you need to be a living proof of this statement. That is why, it is important that we always look good and presentable no matter what we do and where we go. In doing so, one should always be in fashion.

Many will agree that wearing good clothes can greatly enhance your looks and can instantly turn you into fashionable woman. And to further enhance your looks and beauty, you need to wear women fashion accessories. It is not just about being beautiful but it is your desire to stand out and be noticed in the crowd. And these are only attained by wearing the appropriate fashion accessories.

Women’s fashion accessories are ornaments worn or used by women to accentuate pertinent style or design in their outfit. Also, they are used to complement their clothes, giving a new exquisite look that will surely draws attention. As these women fashion accessories are becoming more and more popular, they are not just considered as fashion essentials but some regard them as fashion basics. This is very true especially to women who would not want to go out without them because it has already been a party of their lifestyle. That is why these are not just merely an accessory. Women fashion accessories are valuable assets.

With several different kinds of women’s fashion accessories, these just some of the most loved and most popular fashion-accessories of all.

Jewelries. These shiny and sparkling ornaments are very well known women fashion accessories. Examples of which are earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and even watches. Jewelries are popular and one of the most loved because they can be worn regardless of age. From children, or even babies, to grandparents, they are all fond of wearing such glamorous, colorful and sparkling fashion accessories.

Purses and Handbags. These handy bags are popular fashion-accessories for women and teenage girls as well. Actually, these fashion-accessories are considered as compulsory accessories that every woman and girl should always have. Since girls are known to bring their beauty kits along with some other important things, handbags are quite useful to conveniently carry stuffs.

Shoes and Sandals. Shoes and sandals are always part of your fashion wardrobe. These usually come in various designs and styles. One should carefully choose the carefully and pick the ones that can complement your outfit.

With women fashion accessories, you can easily add elegancy and sophistication into your looks as it enhances your clothes and your beauty. However, you need to choose the right pieces in order to work out. Although looking at them can amaze and impress you, they can still bring you down if you wear them in the wrong way. Also, it is important that you are wearing just enough and avoid over accessorizing yourself. With a lot of women’s fashion-accessories available in the market, both at your local stores and even online, you will definitely find the suitable pieces for you. All you need to do is to learn how to properly accessorize yourself and surely you will shine.

Fashion Tips: Women’s Dresses

It is fair to say that the majority of women love fashion and wearing beautiful clothing. It is probably equally fair to say, that only a minority of women choose to wear dresses as part of their clothing. There are many reasons for this, but mostly it is due to a lack in confidence in their ability to carry-off a casual and natural air when wearing dresses.

However, there is nothing more simple, or easy, to wear than a casual dress. Here, we will offer some advice on the types of dresses available today, in the hope that by understanding a little, a lot of confidence can be gained and that perhaps a few more women will experiment with their clothing and begin to wear dresses with poise and self-assurance. If just one woman changes her mind, and decides to experiment with dresses, then this article has done its job correctly.

There are various styles of dress, which can be separated into different categories depending on their cut. There are many styles of dress, from the casual dress that can be worn every day, to the formal dress that is generally worn only on special occasions. In this latter category is the gown, made famous through various fairytales, such as Cinderella and Rapunzel – and many girls spend their childhoods dreaming of the opportunity when they can finally wear a gown themselves.

In adulthood, there are many opportunities for wearing such a dress, most notable are the end-of-school Dinner Dance, graduation ceremonies, and most of all, weddings. The gown style dress is arguably the most feminine style of dress, flattering the figure in a manner that is attractive, and yet, not too revealing. Although they are not ‘sexy’ in the sense that a little black dress may be, they are supremely alluring nonetheless.

Beyond the gown, there are various styles of casual dress, such as the mini-dress, the sheath dress, the shift dress, the sweater dress…so much so, in fact, that women are spoilt for choice. And given the incredible range of dresses that can be found, there is certain to be a cut/style to suit even the most ardent of dress-protesters! Dresses can make a statement to the world about the type of person you are, saying ‘I am confident, chic, and sure of who I am’ – no other item of clothing can boast quite that reputation, with the exception, perhaps, of the stiletto heel.

Different countries have different traditions when it comes to wearing dresses, and indeed, even in the UK, until the Women’s Movement of the 1960s, it was practically unheard of for women to wear trousers!