In a previous post on Sharara I had paired up a jacket and a sharara from an Indian ethnic wear website indianroots.in. I had ordered the set for myself too and following are my views on the website and the products.
Indianroots is an NDTV venture with a vision to connect Indians to their roots with a selectively curated product range of high-end designer wear, hand crafted home linen and exquisite accessories. This was the first time I had ordered ethnic wear online, I am wary of buying Indianwear without having physically seen the garments since it is very easy to be duped about the quality. Especially having worked in the ethnic wear industry I have realised how details like the fabric weight, embroidery quality and stitching finishes can make all the difference to the outfit. Thankfully this purchase turned out to be just about satisfactory atleast.
The outer packaging.
I had placed my order in the last week of November and the dispatch time stated was 14 days for the sharara and 22 days for the jacket. In the start it did seem too long for a ready-to-wear garment but Indianroots finally shipped it in 6 days. I received both the garments in separate couriers in a gap of 1 day. The parcel arrived in cardboard boxes with the garments being effectively wrapped in layers of plastic cover, tissue paper and bubble paper. A special mention to the tissue paper it had ‘Hello’ printed in various Indian languages. 😀
I am thinking of making ‘Look for Less’ a regular feature on this blog. In this I will recreate a look from brands by replacing them with lower priced picks of the similar style. Let me know what you think!
Today I have recreated and ASOS look. You could wear this to the office and even for the after-office coffee meet with friends.
Suits in it’s various forms, straight cuts to anarkalis, is one of the most commonly worn attire in Indianwear and most of us have been draping the dupatta in the same style since ages. But no more! Add more spice to your outfit with my handy guide to draping your suit dupattas in style.
The most common style of draping the suit dupatta is to crunch the dupatta at the neckline and throw back the two ends. The other common style is to pleat it along the width and carry it on one shoulder. Both these common styles are depicted in the picture below along with a third style of loosely pleating the dupatta on one shoulder and leaving it open on the other shoulder. An added grace is visible in the same suit set with just a difference in the drape. This is just one of the ways to style it, to know more keep reading.
1. The first style I have already discussed above- loosely pleat dupatta on one shoulder and leave it open on the other shoulder. It is a commonly worn style among Bollywood celebrities. You could drape your sharara-kurta dupatta in this style too. A variation of this style is to carry the pleats on your forearm and open the dupatta on one shoulder.
2. The second style of draping is to open the dupatta on both shoulders and letting it fall naturally. You could pin it up on the shoulders for ease of carrying, like Kareena Kapoor, but remember to leave some extra fabric at the neckline so it does not feel choked up. A variation in this style is to broadly scrucnh up the fabric on one shoulder.