Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Celebrities in Sarees

Saree is the quintessential Indian traditional wear, which women can carry off with great style. The key to looking perfect in a saree is the way you put the entire look together. The hairdo, accessories, makeup, blouse, shoes- all play a major role in your overall look.

Here are some celebrities who look absolutely gorgeous in sarees!

1. Deepika Padukone often wears sarees to red carpet events and movie premiers and manages to look beautiful every single time.

As we can see below, she has paired sarees differently with the use of accessories and blouses.

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2. Vidya Balan: There is no doubt in that Vidya love wearing sarees. She experiments with her blouses, hairstyle, and accessories and ensures that she has her very own style. Here are some of her traditional looks. Doesn’t she look stunning and graceful in silk sarees?


      3.   As we all know, Rekha silk sarees are popular in the fashion world. Her style has inspired so many women to go for the desi look. She mostly pairs her sarees with big bindis, golden jewelry, bangles and lets her hair open. Here are some of the best silk sarees seen on Rekha.

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1    4.    Sonam kapoor, loves experimenting with fashion. She is definitely a fashion icon who hits it out of the park with every single saree. She makes sure she never repeats her style and goes for a variety of looks without any fear. Here are some of her looks that you can try for this festive season!

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These were our 4 picks for this week! Do keep yourself updated on the best ethnic clothing for this season and experiment your style this festive season. For a wide range of sarees, designer blouses and accessories you can visit our store or log in to www.pothys.com.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

The Art of Wearing a Saree

Draping a saree is definitely an art. Before you start draping a saree, keep in mind that you must be comfortable wearing it. If you want perfection, practice is the key. Saree Draping requires skill building and practice both. Play with different style drapes and you will master it soon. Most of us consider it to be a very difficult task but here are some tips to make sure your saree is draped very well.

1. Always use many small pins, be it gold or silver color pins (depending on the saree). Small pins make sure to hold your saree and avoid big pins because they tear your saree.

2. For an office look, pinup your pallu as it’s bound to be more comfortable and easily manageable. It also gives a smarter look. For a party look, you can just leave your pallu loose. 

3. There are many other ways in which a saree can be draped. But before you pick one style make sure you take into consideration the fabric of the saree, your body type and the event.

4. Petticoat: Make sure your petticoat matches your saree and it’s a perfect fit for you. Ensure it is not too flared and is tied properly. The length of the petticoat also makes a difference because if it is shorter, your legs will be visible and it might look odd.

5. Women who are on a heavier side go for fabrics such as Georgette, Chiffon, and Soft Silk because these will stick to the body and help you look thin. In case of silk sarees, go for Mysore silk, Chanderi silk, Silk Cotton as they are not too voluminous and heavy.

6. Slim women can purchase heavier and stiffer fabrics such as Silk, Cotton, Tussar, Tissue, etc. because these will add some extra volume to your body. If you are slim and tall you can try thick borders and bold prints.

7. If you are short, then go for small borders, simple prints and dark colors. You should avoid sarees with big borders as they make you look shorter.

8. Silk, Tissue, Tussar, Organza and Cotton sarees are very difficult to handle. Make sure it is ironed properly, or else they will look very untidy no matter how you drape it.

9. Keep your heel size in consideration before you start draping your saree. 

To find sarees in a wide range of fabrics and designs you can visit our store or log in to www.pothys.com

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Planning a Monsoon Wedding

Planning a monsoon wedding
Monsoon weddings can be plenty of fun and a perfect romantic setting for your wedding.  But there are some things that need to be planned out in advance so that there are no hassles in the last minute. 
The Theme for Monsoon Weddings: 
You can use rain as the theme for the wedding and go for a venue that will look perfect for the same. Bright colored drapes and simple floral arrangements will add vibrancy to the otherwise gloomy weather. Using crystals and colorful umbrellas will make your wedding super fun and romantic. Go for classic monsoon songs at the reception. A photo booth can also be arranged. 
Venue:  Your choice of venue for a monsoon wedding is the most important. A monsoon wedding should always be an indoor affair to avoid surprise showers. If you prefer an outdoor wedding then go for waterproof tents. You can also go for venues with big windows as it would make a gorgeous backdrop. Choose a large banquet hall because people enter with footwear marks, leading to soaked entry points. 
Fashion Tips for Monsoon Weddings:
Brides should skip wearing heavy embroidery, velvet, brocade and fabrics that are heavy. Instead go for chiffon, georgette, tissue, net and crepe. These fabrics are softer and even if you have to make a quick run you can avoid getting caught in the rain.
Grooms avoid heavy sherwanis and opt for simple designs in light weight fabrics. Make sure your blazers are not too heavy. 
Experiment with color if you are having a monsoon wedding. Bright colors and neon shades will look vibrant and suit the dull weather. 
Jewelry: Choose traditional jewelry for the wedding and western ones for other functions. Diamonds, white stones are perfect for a monsoon wedding. They shine in the rain and give a lovely look!
Go for simple footwear so that you get the grip even if the floor is wet.  You won’t have to worry about your high heels getting ruined especially if you have an outdoor wedding. Make sure you wear your heels just before you go up on the stage and not before that.

To find some gorgeous lightweight clothing for your wedding you can visit our store or log in to www.pothys.com!