Saturday, July 30, 2022


History of Sari-like drapery is traced back to the Indus Valley civilization, which flourished during 2800–1800 BCE around the northwestern part of the South Asia. Cotton was first cultivated and woven in Indian subcontinent around 5th millennium BCE. Dyes used during this period are still in use, particularly indigo, lac, red madder and turmeric. Silk was woven around 2450 BCE and 2000 BCE.

The word sari evolved from satika (Sanskrit: शाटिका) mentioned in earliest Hindu literature as women's attire. The sari or evolved from a three-piece ensemble comprising the antariya, the lower garment; the uttariya a veil worn over the shoulder or the head; and the stanapatta, a chestband. 

This ensemble is mentioned in Sanskrit literature and Buddhist Pali literature during the 6th century BCE. This complete three-piece dress was known as poshak, generic term for costume. Ancient antariya closely resembled the dhoti wrap in the "fishtail" version which was passed through legs, covered the legs loosely and then flowed into a long, decorative pleats at front of the legs.

It further evolved into Bhairnivasani skirt, today known as ghagri and lehenga. Uttariya was a shawl-like veil worn over the shoulder or head, it evolved into what is known today known as dupatta and ghoonghat. Likewise, the stanapaṭṭa evolved into the choli by the 1st century CE.

The ancient Sanskrit work, Kadambari by Banabhatta and ancient Tamil poetry, such as the Silappadhikaram, describes women in exquisite drapery or sari. In ancient India, although women wore saris that bared the midriff, the Dharmasastra writers stated that women should be dressed such that the navel would never become visible. By which for some time the navel exposure became a taboo and the navel was concealed. In ancient Indian tradition and the Natya Shastra (an ancient Indian treatise describing ancient dance and costumes), the navel of the Supreme Being is considered to be the source of life and creativity, hence the midriff is to be left bare by the sari.

Red is the most favored color for wedding saris, which are the traditional garment choice for brides in Indian culture. Women traditionally wore various types of regional handloom saris made of silk, cotton, ikkat, block-print, embroidery and tie-dye textiles.  Most sought after brocade silk saris are Banasari, Kanchipuram, Gadwal, Paithani, Mysore, Uppada, Bagalpuri, Balchuri, Maheshwari, Chanderi, Mekhela, Ghicha, Narayan pet and Eri etc. are traditionally worn for festive and formal occasions. Silk Ikat and cotton saris known as Patola, Pochampally, Bomkai, Khandua, Sambalpuri, Gadwal, Berhampuri, Bargarh, Jamdani, Tant, Mangalagiri, Guntur, Narayan pet, Chanderi, Maheshwari, Nuapatn, Tussar, Ilkal, Kotpad and Manipuri were worn for both festive and everyday attire.

Tie-dyed and block-print saris known as Bandhani, Leheria/Leheriya, Bagru, Ajrakh, Sungudi, Kota Dabu/Dabu print, Bagh and Kalamkari were traditionally worn during monsoon season. Gota Patti is popular form of traditional embroidery used on saris for formal occasions, various other types of traditional folk embroidery such mochi, pakko, kharak, suf, kathi, phulkari and gamthi are also commonly used for both informal and formal occasion. Today, modern fabrics like polyester, georgette and charmeuse are also commonly used.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Bohemian fashion style

Bohemian style is a fashion style strongly related to hippie fashion, in which natural fabrics, retro patterns, neutrals and warm shades merge with 70s style accents and a flair for statement accessories.

What does bohemian fashion look like?

A boho chic look typically combines bold bohemian details with simple, contemporary pieces. Wayfarer, hippie and 70s fashion trends contribute to this elevated boho style for women. The term “boho chic” became famous when celebrities Nicole Richie and Sienna Miller began embracing one-of-a-kind boho looks circa 2005.

The term "Bohemian" applies to people who live an unconventional lifestyle, often with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic, or literary pursuits. The original "Bohemians" were travelers or refugees from central Europe.

Bohemian style is all about bright colors. The term “bohemian” originally referred to Roma gypsies, so think about all the fun colors and fringes that come to mind.  Often, boho colors are warm pink, gold, yellow, and orange. But there are also plenty of cooler tones too, from turquoise to blue and the green of plants.

It's no longer a prominent fashion trend, but the bohemian style decor trend is still growing and developing as more of us look to make our homes into more informal, relaxing, and positive areas.

After a year of staying at home, people will probably want to feel more polished and put together, and the same goes for their homes. Therefore, Boho is expected to decrease in popularity in 2022.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Go to Necklace

 In fashion, an accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to an individual's outfit. Accessories are often chosen to complete an outfit and complement the wearer's look.  They have the capacity to further express an individual's identity and personality. Accessories come in different shapes, sizes, hues, etc. The term came into use in the 20th century.

Fashion accessories can be loosely categorized into two general areas: those that are carried and those that are worn.

Traditionally carried accessories include purses and handbags, hand fans, parasols and umbrellas, wallets, canes, and ceremonial swords. Accessories that are worn may include jackets, boots and shoes, cravats, ties, hats, bonnets, belts and suspenders, gloves, muffs, necklaces, bracelets, watches, eyewear, sashes, shawls, scarves, lanyards, socks, pins, piercings, rings, and stockings.

The type of accessory that an individual chooses to wear or carry to complement their outfit can be determined by several factors, including the specific context of where the individual is going. 

For example, if an individual is going to work their choice of accessory would differ from someone who is going out to drinks or dinner; thus depending on work or play different accessories would be chosen. 

Similarly, an individual's economical status, religious and cultural background would also be a contributing factor.

In Victorian fashion accessories such as fans, parasols and gloves held significance for how women experienced gender, race, and class.

In this era, there was a trend for women to adopt, or aspire to, a more leisurely lifestyle.

Consequently, gloves were often used by women to cover their hands and mask any signs of labor.

During the early 16th century, in Italy hat badges were worn by civilian men of higher social status as a decorative item, in imitation of the cap badges worn by the invading military. Hat badges were often worn in conjunction with a decorative sword and hilt.  Hat badges were fashioned after plaquettes and often depicted a scene with personal relevance to the wearer.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Stylish walk

Sneakers are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise, but which are now also widely used for everyday casual wear.

Sneakers also called trainers, athletic shoes, tennis shoes, gym shoes, kicks, sport shoes, flats, running shoes, or runners are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise, but which are now also widely used for everyday casual wear.

Since their popularization by companies such as Converse, Nike and Spalding in the mid 20th century, they have become attire, with variety growing in many global markets exponentially.

Like other parts of the global clothing industry, manufacture of shoes is heavily concentrated in Asia with nine in ten shoes produced in that region.

The shoes have gone by a variety of names, depending on geography and changing over the decades. 

The term "sneakers" is most commonly used in Northeastern United States, Central and South Florida, New Zealand, and parts of Canada. However, in Australian, Canadian, and Scottish English, running shoes and runners are synonymous terms used to refer to sneakers with the latter term also used in Hiberno English. Tennis shoes is another term used in Australian, and North American English.

The British English equivalent of sneaker in its modern form is divided into two separate types predominantly outdoor and fashionable trainers, training shoes or quality 'basketball shoes' and in contrast cheap rubber-soled, low cut and canvas-topped 'plimsolls'. 

In Geordie English, sneakers may also be called sandshoes, gym boots, or joggers while plimsolls may be referred to as daps in Welsh English.

Several terms for sneakers exist in South Africa, including gym shoes, tennies, sports shoes, sneaks, and takkies. Other names for sneakers includes rubber shoes in Philippine English, track shoes in Singapore English, canvas shoes in Nigerian English, Camboo in Ghana English meaning Camp boot and sportex in Greece.

Plimsolls (British English) are "low-tech" athletic shoes and are also called "sneakers" in American English. The word "sneaker" is often attributed to American Henry Nelson McKinney, who was an advertising agent for N. W. Ayer & Son.

In 1917, he used the term because the rubber sole made the shoe's wearer stealthy. The word was already in use at least as early as 1887, when the Boston Journal made reference to "sneakers" as "the name boys give to tennis shoes. The name "sneakers" originally referred to how quiet the rubber soles were on the ground, in contrast to noisy standard hard leather sole dress shoes. 

Someone wearing sneakers could "sneak up", while someone wearing standards could not.


Friday, July 8, 2022

College girl wears


What should women wear in college?

Remember that comfort should always come first.

Load up on jeans, t-shirts, button down shirts, sweatshirts, and outerwear such as utility jackets and denim jackets. 

Also, don't forget to pair your college outfit with stylish sneakers and backpacks or over-sized handbags, to fit all your daily essentials. Casual style is the best But, a casual look is better. Consider wearing denim jeans and a dark blue or a black top.  

Then, choose a neutral color top for males combined with khaki shorts. Most students dress in super casual and comfy clothes for college classes. Being comfortable in class is so important because it allows you to focus on what's going on instead of the fact that your jeans are digging into your stomach.

Most colleges have a very casual dress code, so students can often wear whatever clothing style they prefer. While a few colleges have strict requirements for students' attire, many are much more lenient. College dress codes vary with the campus area, type of occasion, and student's field of study.

Remember that comfort should always come first.  Load up on jeans, t-shirts, button down shirts, sweatshirts, and outerwear such as utility jackets and denim jackets.

Also, don't forget to pair your college outfit with stylish sneakers and backpacks or over-sized handbags, to fit all your daily essentials.

Fancy kids


Being stylish is an important element even for kids. When it comes to fashion in schools, uniforms are the best option. They allow children to stay focused on their studies and feel a sense of unity. They boost school spirit and provide a safe environment.

Fashion mostly refers to the style of clothing worn at a particular time. Clothing at its most basic is to keep us warm, but it serves many other functions.  It needs to fit the customs and norms of society. Clothing needs to be accepted as more or less 'normal'.  It needs, for instance, to preserve decency.

Fashion can also mean a style of language or behavior. Fashions are a kind of nonverbal communication. They communicate something, but exactly what is something of a mystery.  The world of fashion is taking a new generation by storm. And this generation is young, small and tender. 

Kids fashion is becoming big, getting all the attention from designers, companies and well yes the parents.

Elegent Wedding Fashion


In India, the wedding rituals and clothes make the wedding as much as the bride and her groom. Both look their splendid best in gorgeous outfits. Not just the couple, but the guests attending the family and the relatives are often seen dressed to the teeth.

The bride is usually dressed up in auspicious colors, whereas the bridegroom is dressed to exude a regal aura. The bridesmaids and best men are often dressed on a par with the bride and the groom, but not as elaborately as the bride and groom. All the folks attending the marriage are decked out with gold jewelry including the bride and sometimes the groom.

The ladies are additionally adorned with henna patterns all over their palms, hand, forearms, legs and feet. Sometimes henna patterns are replaced with alta designs which are short lived and easily removable.

In some cultures, the groom also sports henna, although it is less elaborate or muted.  Indian weddings generally tend to continue for several days and new attire is worn each day. All these dresses and the colour symbolize the meaning of marriage and the period that follows it. An Indian wedding is one that gives more importance to details like different rituals and the various attires one wears to attend them. A wedding dress or bridal gown is the dress worn by the bride during a wedding ceremony.  The color, style and ceremonial importance of the gown can depend on the religion and culture of the wedding participants.

What does indian bride wearing?

The bride wears a wedding sari or lehenga according to the region. 

In Indian culture wedding dress of bride comes from groom's side as a shagun. 

Red is considered to be the most auspicious color among Hindus.

What do grooms wear in India?

The groom typically wears a long jacket called a Sherwani over fitted trousers known as Churidars.  Usually they are worn in a color complimentary to the bride gold or white are common choices.

South Indian tradition calls for grooms to wear a white mundus and a shirt style kurta. And if you are a groom from the Eastern part of India, a day for dhoti kurta shopping is all that is expected out of you when it comes to preparations for your wedding outfit.


In 1974, Diana Vreeland organized an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, devoted to studio designs.

The exhibition's title, Romantic and Glamorous: Hollywood Style, sums up perfectly the way in which traditional "Hollywood style" is perceived. It is seen as synonymous with glamour and opulence. 
Vreeland emphasized this in the exhibition's catalog: "Everything was larger than life.
The diamonds were bigger, the furs were thicker and more luxurious silks, satins, velvets and chiffons, miles and miles of ostrich feathers everything was an exaggeration".
Certainly this is true of archetypal "Hollywood style."
But, arguably, there is another important factor-the way in which cinema can be used to sell most products and, in particular, to disseminate new fashions. As Charles Eckert argues, Hollywood gave consumerism its "distinctive bent"-it influenced the way men and women wanted to look, as well as the cars they chose to drive, and the cigarettes they decided to smoke. 
Gradually, this influence became globalized.

This potential power was not immediately perceived.
However, as early as 1907 there was widespread public interest in the rumored disappearance of Florence Lawrence, the "Biograph Girl." 
A desire to know about the private lives and off-screen activities of the first identifiable stars was apparent at an early stage.


People began to experiment on and off screen in the 70's in the Bollywood industry and in India. Western clothing, such as crop tops, large glasses, bikinis, maxi dresses, jumpsuits and platform heels made appearances on screen. Bold and experimental colors and prints were used; polka dots were most notable. Fashion trends have been influenced by Bollywood actresses since the mid-1900s. 
Herewith, our favorite stars and the trends they made famous. Bollywood divas jived on the screen in bell bottoms, platform heels, big sunglasses, jump suits and maxi dresses.

What does Bollywood mean in fashion?

Bollywood dresses encompass many different styles, colors, cuts and designs, inspired by Indian and western fashions. Once upon a time the Bollywood outfits worn in movies were typically quite loud and dramatic, with a focus on creating maximum impact, rather than showcasing 'realism'. Bollywood, Hindi-language sector of the Indian moviemaking industry that began in Bombay (now Mumbai) in the 1930s and developed into an enormous film empire. After early Indian experiments in silent film, in 1934 Bombay Talkies, launched by Himansu Rai, spearheaded the growth of Indian cinema.


History of Sari-like drapery is traced back to the Indus Valley civilization, which flourished during 2800–1800 BCE around the northwestern ...