Behind the Outfits - LetsDressUp!

Kurtas

Polka-dotted Frock

Frock style, polka-dotted, frilled kurti- a perfect Sunday brunch outfit. The fabric material used is rayon, which gives it the perfect flowy look. It can be worn as a dress in itself, or paired up with pants/ palazzos. We added pockets on the sides- because why not! The contrasting pink frills give it the not-so-basic trendy look. To give a fuller look, the kurti gathers the fabric at the waistline. Wear it with big earrings to compliment the look!

Elegant Angrakha

A cotton angrakha style kurta with golden foil print. We designed this one as a part of the trousseau for a bride-to-be. We added contrast lacework in hot pink- a very trendy color, especially for the younger age group. We used flag lace which looks excellent on the neckline and sleeves. For extra bling, we added tassels flowing down to the waistline and for a beautiful back. The straight fit went great with her rectangle body shape.

Royal Chikankari

Another timeless beauty in one of the most royal embroideries- Lucknowi Chikankari. This one is a must-have summer outfit, in comfortable cotton fabric. We designed a V-neck to accentuate the neckline for broad shoulders. The pastel shade is chosen, keeping in mind the summer palette. The yoke is made with the kurta fabric because it is heavily embroidered, whereas the rest of it is made from dupatta and salwar fabric with butis only.

Blouses

All About Neckline

We have a rule of thumb- when designing a blouse, think first about the neckline. This beautiful, yet minimalistic blouse was designed for a mom who wanted to keep it simple for her son’s engagement outfit. But being the mom of the groom, we wanted to make sure she stands out in the crowd. This neckline with cute little potlis, that looks like a string of pearls, was the perfect choice to accentuate her neckline.

Royal Sequins Blouse

Sequins represent richness and liveliness- a sign of royalty. We believe that a golden sequin blouse is must-have in the closet of every woman who likes to go beyond basic. We designed this one for a client who wanted to add bling to a plain blue saree, that she wanted to wear for her friend’s engagement. And nothing like a golden sequin blouse to add that bling. We made it backless to suit her style. She looked like a Bollywood diva in the saree, and has paired this blouse with multiple lehengas and sarees since then.

Basic V-neck Blouse

We designed this basic V-neck blouse for a teacher who had to wear it for her farewell ceremony. The idea was to keep the look formal, but classy. Not a saree person, she wasn’t sure which shape of the blouse to go with. We got on a video call, and noticed her beautiful wide shoulders, and a short neck. That’s when we knew that a wide V-neck blouse is going to work like magic. Since then, she has started to love wearing sarees!

Classic Red Silk Blouse

Silk blouses are a timeless beauty. And red and golden- the most classic color combination in the history of traditional Indian outfits. So when our client told us that she’d like a classic traditional look for the wedding function she was to attend, we knew what to do. We stitched for her a classic red and golden silk blouse. And to keep it trendy, we made it backless. What we love the most about this blouse is how versatile it is- can be paired with sarees in so many colors, lehengas, shararas, or silk trousers.

Suits

Basic Prints

Printed suits in pastel/ wood shades are a great basic summer outfit, for both formal and informal wear. We played a little with the sleeves to give it a trendy look. We added small potlis on the ends. You could stop with a small border across the opening of the sleeves to give it a finished look or go a step further with taking small potlis around it. A small frill lace will also do wonders. Cigarette pants, in contrast, are always the best choice. A vertical slit near the hemline adds a fashion quotient and also helps put on the pants easily.

Classic Blue Silk

Silk suits have for ages been the most worn Indian outfit. They are best for occasions in winters, as the fabric keeps you warm. We designed with one for a classic and royal look. It can be paired up with various dupattas to tone it up or tone it down. We completed the look with a heavy contrasting Banarsi dupatta. The contrasting golden piping on the neckline and sleeves was to add the bling that the client wanted. Potlis were added to mellow down the contrast.

Anarkali Beauty

Another beauty in silk designed for a bride-to-be. This one is a silk anarkali kurta with dupatta and belt. The analogous colors- peach and red were used to give a contrasting yet restrained look. Silk has been used for kalis to give a fuller look below the waist. Embroidered georgette for the yoke was chosen to avoid the bustier look that silk comes with. The belt is a detachable one, so you can pass your dupatta through it or simply lock the best at the waist. The ghera has been given a 4 inch border to give a good finishing line to the attire. The outfit is easy to carry, and beautiful.