Eastern Fashion for Westerners
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Fashion takes on many forms depending on your region. Most Westerners like to conform to a certain style of dress code. However, being fashionable is not all about keeping with your old look. It's about adding color, accessories and looking fabulous! Why not incorporate some Eastern styles into your wardrobe?
Many Hindu-Americans readily accept westernized attire, but hold steadfast to the beautiful attire that is native to their culture. Bold, vibrant and exotic colors, patterns and gems make for an elaborate and stunning ensemble. There is much in the way of traditional eastern clothing that you can use and still retain your diva looks!
Just take a look at some of the ways you can spice up your western outfit with traditional eastern clothing with these fashions put together by Cbazaar!
Learn the Lingo
Churidar - Simply put, pants or leggings which are close-fitting to the contours of the legs. Usually worn under tunics(kameez).
Saree- A long stretch of fabric that is wrapped around the body in such a fashion that it becomes suitable attire.
Dupatta- Basically a long scarf that usually is worn with churidars, but can also be used to accessorize anything you're wearing.
Salwar Kameez - Traditional Indian attire worn by both men and women that consist of pairing the kameez(tunics) with the salwar(leggings or pajama-styled pants)
A Relaxed Look - Great for Office or Going Out!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!
I can't say it enough - accessories are an important part of your outfit. A nice purse, scarf, jewelry - even sunglasses - help complete your ensemble and will have heads turning from every direction. You needn't spend a fortune to look this good, it's all about smart shopping and picking the right pieces that can be worn with more than one outfit.
For instance, these dupattas (scarves) can be worn with anything and also can be worn in different ways. So whether you're wearing a salwar kameez or just a tank top, you can still look fabulously chic!
Dupattas & StolesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Caste your vote!
Would you wear any of these East meets West looks?
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