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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dress Desi But Stay Sexy

  Up until last year I would raid my sisters closet each time I had to attend an Indian wedding (Who am I kidding? I still do!!!) Somehow, I just never ended up buying Indian outfits. I guess there are mainly two reasons for this, the first being the fact that they are ridiculously expensive and secondly I just never felt that they flatter me. I dunno somehow I always felt older and sooooooooooo not sexy in Indian clothes. And now I know why, its coz I never really spent enough time or money trying to add my style to these outfits. So last year when a friend was getting married I decided that there would be no more ill fitting hand me downs and boring outfits for me at this wedding. So a month before the "Big Fat Indian Wedding" I started working on my clothes and at the wedding I actually felt great. As you know Indian weddings have a long list of functions and a huge to do list that goes with all of them. And also the degrees of the amount you can expose at different functions vary. For example the Sangeet is the one where you can go bold and sexy but the actual wedding is the most conservative. Don't ask me how I know all these unwritten rules, lets just say I have learned the hard way!

I have just spent the last three days being part of a dear friends wedding and this time I was well prepared!!! So usually every Indian wedding has at least 3 Basic functions - The Mehendi, The Sangeet and The Wedding which is usually followed by the reception. Now-a-days the list is definitely much longer with new additions such as a cocktail party and a youngsters and some people even have a morning wedding and the reception in the evening which only means one thing...More outfits!!

I'm sure lots of you are as lost as I was earlier, so I am going to show you some of my Indian outfits, so you can turn yourself into a sexy desi girl too...






 This is one of my newest Indian outfits. Its a lengha saree that I bought from Surat. It looked so royal and gorgeous at the store that I had to buy it. And guess what I bought it for only Rs. 5,000. (If your visiting Surat then go to a market called the Bombay Market for amazing cheap Indian clothes) I got my tailor to make me a sexy bikini inspired backless blouse to complement my saree and my curves ;)






Up next is my all time favorite orange kaftan. This kaftan was given to me by my sister and I just can't stop wearing it. I like to team it with dark skinny jeans, nice big Indian earrings, a gold bag and kolapuri chappals. Its super comfy and so different from your regular salwars and kurtis. If you want to be bold and sexy you can even wear a gold bikini top under it since its sheer. (But only at a Sangeet!)






I never thought I could look good in an Indian outfit until I wore this beautiful Arpita Mehta anarkali. I was lost and clueless when I went to her and the only things I said were I'd like a bright color and a sexy low back  and voila!!! I love the purple and pink combination and the sexy low back make it look young and funky. I wore it two days ago and I can't tell you how many people loved it!!! Thank you Arpi!!!!





 I absolutely love love love Sabyasachi 's clothes so I was very excited when I found this blouse in my sisters closet!!!! I  teamed it with an old red saree. Just look at the back of this blouse!!!! Need I say more!






I got this bright pink leheriya saree as a gift . Leheriya sarees are beautiful and they come in lovely bright colors. I got my tailor to make me a nice backless blouse with sleeves and it looked great with the saree. I also made a fish tail braid to complement my fun and fresh look. Its looks great and its really easy to make, I actually learned how to make it on YouTube. hehe






 Last but certainly not the least is my oldest Indian outfit. I had this lengha made 10 years ago for my sisters wedding and I still wear it!!! I keep changing the blouse , here I am wearing it with a silver Shaina NC blouse.
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Here is a video of the Lengha Saree look
 

11 comments:

  1. Hey.. Don't really comment on fashion blogs but what the hell :D Nice outfits.. Love the red saree and blouse (!).. also the Shaina nc blouse.. the orange kaftan look can work over multiple formal/ less formal/ informal occasions.. Indian outfits can be as boring and as sexy as you want them to be.. In my opinion, the sari is more versatile than the LBD.. It's fun to read how you put together the outfit, which also makes it useful to a reader

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    1. Hey you. Thxx. I actually love wearing a saree now and I am obviously obsessed with backless blouses! hehe Glad u liked it

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  2. Great Post Scher.. :)
    You are so right when you say its getting more and more difficult to dress for indian wedding what with the exact same set of people attending all of them and the functions just increasing with every wedding! You nailed it when you said that teaming the same clothes with different blouses/accessories is important and now necessary! If anyone ever goes to Calcutta, they should make sure they go saree shopping coz its super duper cheap and you get sarees from all parts of the country.. And also the imitation jewellery there looks like real gold so maybe you could stock up on accessories!
    In Bombay, elco arcade in bandra and bhuleshwar in town are also reasonable places to shop..

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    1. Thanks for the tips pa.... Im gonna call u before I go to Cal bong beauty! Combay toh is sooooooooo expensive for Indian stuff

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  3. hey loved all the looks... esp the one in leheriya.So chic... hey could you also write about ripped jeans and where to buy them from in Bombay..:)

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    1. Thank you very much. The Leheriya is from Jaipur. I will definitely be doing a jeans story soon for you.

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  4. Thanks!!! You look very pretty ...I must say!

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  5. yea you like wearing saree, Giff me a chance baby I like Removing saree

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