Indian fashion is rich and diverse similar to the diverse culture and rich heritage of India. People in the country follow different religions and culture, each having its own unique type of attire.Whatever the religion or culture, the traditional fashion in India was restricted to various styles of sari. Though some used to wear salwar kameez as well but the numbers were small. Some of the changing trends in fashion were traced out in the Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilizations. Over the period of time, various styles and trends invaded the fashion industry with globalization and westernization.Over the years, the styles and trends have witnessed a major change; the traditional Indian sari still stays in limelight. The attire has retained its charm, elegance, and richness even in the westernized fashion world. It is one such attire that makes a woman look more beautiful, graceful, and sensuous. All that is changed with the changing fashion is the styles of wearing sari and the fabric used to design a sari. Today, India saris are available in a range of fabrics and designs. Some of the common fabric types available are the cotton, silk, crepe, crepe, georgettes, chiffon, polyester, and synthetic. These types are adorned with various decorative pieces like mirrors, zari, embroidery, and kundan to accentuate the beauty of Indian sari.Every state in the country has its unique type of saree formation and design. Even today, these traditional types embrace the richness of cultural heritage of different region and have become timeless. Some of these are Bandhani, patola, Guajarati brocade, chanderi, maheshwari, gadwall, kota doria, phulkari, lucknowi, Banaras brocade, kanjeevaram, konrad or temple saree, baluchari, and paithani.Another most popular Indian dress is the salwar kameez. The trend of this attire evolved from the states of Punjab and Kashmir. Gradually, the trend spread across the length and breadth of the country with new styles and grace. Today, many varieties and styles of salwar kameez are seen in the fashion market, some of which have influences from western culture and some are still holding to the old traditional beauty. Like the saree, salwar kameez are also found in variety of fabrics and embellishments.In the present generation, styles of Indian dressing in greatly influences by the western culture. Today’s fashion world is characterized by Indo-western style that is a perfect blend of modernity and tradition. This form of fashion is characterized by a short top or kurti with jeans, pants, or churidars. Some even use a stole or short shawl to add an elegance of Indian touch to their clothing.When it comes to men’s fashion, the traditional kurta pajama is still in picture. Though variety of fabrics, designs, and adornments used for designing the attire have changed in synchronization with the fashion trends. Westernization has introduced trendy jeans, pants, and codrois. The availability of fabrics and colors has also changed over a period of time. Whatever new has come in is always welcome but today also men wear designer kurta pajama or dhoti kurta on special occasions and festivals to add extra charm and elegance to their personality.Though Inidan fashion is influenced by western culture, people across the boundaries are attracted to the distinctive and beautiful fashion styles and trends in India. Indian clothing is having a huge impact on the international fashion world.
Jul 23 – Aug 22Did you ever wonder why young children strongly like a certain outfit and dislike another one? Did it ever cross your mind, if your zodiac sign helps dictate your personal style? Chances are probably not..Eh! But the fact is your sign draws you to certain looks. We are trying to discover in this article the link between fashion and the stars.Its being said that you can tell a lot about someone just by looking at the person’s shoes. We’ve all heard this saying… Yes! Same goes for your F-sense (read Fashion Sense). Style can change over time or become more developed, but the underlying style sense one possess is based on their sign and the stars. This time of the year is for Leos (The Lion) and the key phrase goes I am LEO, hear me roar!Zodiac Symbol: The majestic lion, the King of the Beasts is Leo’s symbolPlanet: The SunCompatibility: Aries, SagittariusColors: Gold, Orange, Yellow, Red, and BlackDiscover the optimum sun-sign self:Leo is one of the most loyal and big-hearted signs of the zodiac. Leos, like lions, are thought to be strong leaders. They are independent and oozing confidence. They enjoy being seen as a person of substance and status, and prefer to be in a position to help others. They help those who are feeling down and are wonderful at motivating others. Routine and boring stuff makes a Leo frustrated. Leo’s live in the fast lane, working and playing very hard but they have a tendency to lose patience and become irritable when under pressure or over-tired. Leo make great friends and are very difficult not to like.Traits:Leo woman is the embodiment of honor, loyalty, faithfulness, and trust. You can easily pick out a Leo woman from a crowd – she’s the one with the loudest laugh, the brightest smile, and the most confident strut of them all. She is passionate, playful, and very lively but can occasionally be hot-tempered. She wouldn’t be dominated; rather she has to be restrained.The Look: Cherchez la FemmeLeo loves to shop! The fashion style of Leo, mirrors their personality. Leo like to be noticed! They enjoy wearing leather, faux fur, silk, sequins and any other items that draws attention. Designer labels are extremely important to a Leo and they have very sophisticated taste. Gold and diamond jewelry is the only way to go for a Leo – the best jewelry money can buy. They dress in a style that expresses their mood of the day and emotions. One style that Leos can pull off most of the time is the look of animal prints in the way of pants, tunics, tops, and skirts. Leo looks good in colored tops to go with whatever the bottoms. They are always put together and have a strong sense of understanding what looks good on their body. Leo women can pull off distressed jeans at any age and look smashing so long as their tops are classy or dressy enough to pull off the torn up look of the denim. Her hair is her mane, and she is proud of it. If you are a Leo, you can wear a silk or satin shirt, with an embellishment of sequins around the collar to add just enough sparkle for daytime and show the wild side. You can try leopard print shoes to add a flare to your personality. Find colors that work with your eyes and hair color, and your skin tone. For Leo, the bolder and trendier the better.Accessories:To complete an outfit, Leo likes to pay close attention to accessories. They love attention, so they prefer bold and more flashy pieces. Leos have a great eye for fashion. They enjoy to set trends and have people emulate their style. Style is important, and so are the finer things in life.
Their best accessory is their eye candy that is on their arm(handbag) embellished with sequins and stones.
They find the trends in shoes and buy several pairs of them at once. They feel the higher their heels the better.
They love statement necklace made of shimmering stones.
Try hats and oversize shades.
Important advise for Leos – When others aren’t complementing you on your style, you may feel insecure or out of sync. Trust in your inner guidance when choosing your style and don’t read into the lack of complements. You are always rocking your style.Some Fashionable Leos:Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Mila Kunis, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Charlize Theron, and Halle Berry.Whether you are aware of it or not, you probably are already attracted and influenced by certain fashions based on your sun sign. Becoming familiar with your sign’s connection to your inner style, will help you become the best stylish you possible. So, continue with your passion for fashion and style and thank your sign for its keen sense of what you look best wearing!
Concerning the basic fashion “looks” and occasions, there are three that every man should know. These include business attire or “day” wear, weekend clothes or “casual”, and, of course, evening or “night out” wear. You do not need a lot of money if you keep in mind some helpful tips. In more detail, the three basic looks, that every man should know, are:At Work – The quintessential work look for any man is a classic, well-tailored suit. It screams professionalism, style and class. The suit has gone through many revisions over the years but it will never stop being a cornerstone of men’s fashion. Probably the most important point to keep in mind when wearing a suit is to make sure that it fits properly. Suits are not items of clothing that you can purchase at a store and just throw on – there is nothing worse than seeing a man in suit with too long or short hems, or fits too loosely or tightly. It is very important to get it tailored to make sure that it hangs properly, fits well and most of all, makes the man wearing it look like a million bucks.Relaxed Casual – Every man needs a great pair of jeans to hang out in for casual weekend errands and dates. Similar to a suit, the fit of a pair of jeans conveys a great deal about the man wearing them. The jeans should not be tight, nor should they be baggy; both of these looks were popular once upon a time, and now that time has passed. It is also important to keep in mind that every pair of jeans has a shelf life. Depending on how well a man takes care of his jeans, they can last years. But once non-stylish tears and holes make an appearance, it is definitely time to throw them away and invest in a new pair.Night Out – Evening clothes should be different from business or casual attire, so you need a different “look” for social outings, whether romantic or friendly in nature. Dress shirts, dark toned slacks and comfortable loafers are pretty much standard for the semi-formal wear. Unless you are experienced in fashion styles, make sure you do not try anything avante garde, such as colors or styles that may not fit the occasion. Blazers and trench coats are best for cooler weather, stay away from coats that detract from the rest of your clothes. Looking good does not have to mean uncomfortable.