Hey, Brown Girls. On this #TrendsetterThursday, I want to share some sparkle and ethnic fusion for my South Asian beauties. In the pictures below, I am wearing a dress with traditional gotta work and although the embellishments can cause skin irritation, itchiness and even bruising at times, we love our desi outfits and always try to find reasons to wear them.
Next time you’re buying ethnic wear, keep these tips in mind:
1. Pay close attention to the lining underneath an outfit with heavy work. The lining should be soft but thick because this will impact the fit and feel of the dress.
2. Don’t buy sheer dresses with heavy work. They will over time give up on holding the weight of the dress
3. When buying an outfit with full sleeves, make sure the sheer sleeves are not mixed with heavy work around the blouse because it will the sleeves will eventually rip.
4. Although I completely understand we impatiently wait for formal events to wear beautiful, heavy outfits with lots of matching jewelry, go easy with the accessories, unless you are the bride. When wearing heavier outfits, opt to wear simple bracelets or earrings because that will accentuate your look more, as opposed to wearing a thick choker and 12 bangles on each hand.
5. Last but not least, wear flattering cuts and lengths. Sometimes, when we are too caught up in what is “in style” at the moment, we completely forget our body type, so always remember the purpose of a dress is to highlight your beauty, style and confidence.
[[Similar outfit by, Nidhika Shehkar at Exclusively & Rozina Munib at LABELS]]
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