Going the Indo-Western Way!
Fashion is what comes naturally to women. Not only are they blessed with God-gifted grace and beauty, but are also well-equipped with a spontaneous sense of style and elegance. With changing times however, fashion has undergone many transitions, as it is a time-bound phenomenon. If it lingers on for too long a period, it loses its novelty and charm, and becomes rather monotonous. The woman of today has beautifully mastered the art of combination and she applies it in her fashion statements as well. Perhaps that explains the popularity of Indo-Western wear in the contemporary era.
As the name implies, it is the fusion of Western and Sub-continental fashion. With equal inclination towards both eastern and western looks, the merging of both styles was inevitable. And if both the cultures have blended well in all areas of life, why not try it out in your apparel as well? While it ensures the traditionally ethnic style, it also guarantees to pep up your glam quotient with the westernized touch to it. And, what’s better, it satisfies the basic need of comfort as well. While working women all over India often get bored with the ‘desi’ salwar-kameez, they are preferring to spice it up by sporting ‘kurtis’ with jeans or leggings that give it a modern feel altogether. The ‘dupatta’ is often being replaced by funky scarves or stoles that are easier to carry as well as look appealing. Alternately, the ‘dupatta’ can be altogether done away with. New fusion designs are being churned out by designers and stylists, in sync with the tastes and preferences of the modern woman.
An Indo-Western design of a ‘kameez’ might keep it sleeveless, or give it a unique look with an asymmetrical cut, unique neckline, spaghetti straps etc. Besides, young girls and women often choose to wear a traditional long skirt or ‘lehnga’ with a cool tee, tank top or something that is wholly western in its look and feel. ‘Kurtis’ are being worn in different materials, textures and prints that bring about a synthesis of eastern essence with western spunk. Mix and match is the order of the day and the trends are changing accordingly. Indo-Western look suits all occasions, be it regular college or office days, or for parties, occasions etc. It not only flatters your overall look, but lets you flaunt the best of both worlds with élan. If you can have it both ways, why stick to one?