From over-accessorizing to ill-fitting ensembles: Common styling mistakes in Indian wear

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Wearing an Indian ensemble is not just about donning clothes; it’s about honouring the rich heritage of the country. Designers have highlighted the importance of avoiding over-accessorizing and mismatched colors when styling traditional Indian wear to ace the look.

Shivani Awasty of the label Shivani Awasty emphasized the significance of honoring rich heritage while expressing unique selves through Indian attire. She advised against over-accessorizing, mismatched colors, and blindly following trends to avoid a fashion faux pas. Instead, focus on personal style and cultural authenticity.

Sagrika Rai, founder of the label Warp ‘n Weft, suggested striking a balance between tradition and personal flair when styling Indian wear. She emphasized the importance of well-fitted garments, avoiding overwhelming accessories, and experimenting with mixing traditional and contemporary elements for a unique look. Confidence was also highlighted as a key accessory.

Both Awasty and Rai agreed that over-accessorizing and incorrect fit are common mistakes people make when styling Indian wear. They recommended avoiding cluttering the outfit with too many accessories and ensuring that the attire fits well to enhance elegance. Considering the occasion and experimenting with layers were also mentioned as important factors.

Rai further suggested that well-fitted Indian wear enhances the silhouette and adding layers like jackets, scarves, or stoles can add depth and dimension to the outfit. She encouraged mixing traditional Indian wear with contemporary elements for a unique and eclectic look. Experimenting with different pieces and not being afraid to mix and match were also advised to elevate the traditional Indian attire.


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