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Trends in Bridal Gowns for 2015

December 27th, 2014

Tying the knot this year? If you are in a fix as to what gown to wear that people will remember for the next few years, here’s a look into the trending designs in bridal gowns. See for yourself which one look best on you.

The Light-As-Air Ball Bridal Gown:

This year it is the ball gown that takes the wheels owing to a relaxed silhouette and the use of breezy fabrics. Designers trending this style include Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang and Marchesa. However, they approach was a lighter one this season.

Modern Minimalism for the Classy Bride:

Although, bling is something that has its own place in the heart of every woman, this year’s inspiring looks include tailored looks and clean lines. The Amsale style is a good example of this style. It is characteristic of the ‘Americana’ aesthetic and is perfect for the bride looking to be comfy and stylish on her d-day.

Trending Cut-outs:

Crop tops and cut-outs are the latest in bridal outfit trends and guess what? You can also flaunt then in your bridal shower or bachelorette party and other such pre-wedding events. Although, you may feel that it’s a little over the edge show of skin, but don’t worry, it’ll create a lasting impression on everyone attending your wedding. In fact, several designers have taken to this style in wedding gown.

Get Dramatic with Neckline:

If you are bored of sweetheart or strapless necklines, this is your chance to go dramatic on your neckline. Plunging V-neck or simple high necks are trending in the latest fashion shows. Don’t count your money as marriage is once in a lifetime event!

The Shoulder Effect:

Off-shoulders have always been super sexy. They are figure-flattering and romantic at the same time. Give your off-shoulder dress a sleeve treatment to create a triangular shape and ‘whittles’ at the waist.

With the above-mentioned trends in bridal gowns, you have multiplied your options and don’t have to worry about what to wear to your wedding anymore. However, make sure that you choose linen as the fabric for your bridal gown as it is elegant and comfortable even on hot, summer days.

New Year Fashion Resolutions

December 21st, 2014

If you still have not made up your mind on fashion resolutions you want to keep in new year, check out the list provided below and maybe you’ll get a direction.

Make a Thoughtful Investment:

Rather than investing in 5-6 inexpensive outfits that will turn into rags after the first 3 washes, buy 1 quality outfit that will last you a decade. This is how you will build an amazingly chic wardrobe for yourself.

Find out What Dress Type Suits You:

Here dress type refers mainly to dress cut that fits your body in the best possible way. Is it A-line, Jersey Tube, wraparound, shift, pencil or floaty? Try on all the options and when you find the dress type that flatters you, go ahead and buy that dress in multiple colors. Your wardrobe will now be fully equipped to face any emergency situations where you need to dress up elegantly. Don’t forget to shop for the right accessories and shoes to go with your dresses.

It’s High Time You Bid Goodbye to Your Leggings:

No, definitely not the ones that you shopped for as part of your sports luxe trend. But the ones that are old and stretched-thin and you still dare to pair them with short jumper or baggy tees. Please get rid of them.

Experiment with Colors:

If black is your favorite color, give other colors a chance this year- maybe a denim dress, a fluorescent jacket or a red shoulder bag. But that does not mean that you look like a ‘walking rainbow’. Get back to your black outfits once in a while to take a break from the colors.

Flat Shoes are worthy Investments:

Yes, it is true that heels look far more sexy and appealing than flats. However, if you are planning for an investment in shoes that will last you through the year, flats are the most affordable and lasting option. You will see that your flats will last you through all the seasons of the year.

The Linen Check:

You maybe comfortable in your regular fabrics but the world of fashion is ever-changing. Introduce new fabrics like linen in your wardrobe-it will add class to your style statement. Additionally, it also breathes, keeping you comfortable in both summer and monsoon seasons. Check out the latest linen wear, make sure you have at least one or two in your wardrobe for occasional wear.

Experimenting With Anarkali the Celeb Way

December 16th, 2014

Anarkalis have their origin in the graceful and poised performance by Madhubala in the epic movie, Mughl-e-azam. This beautiful garment has ever since been used for accentuating gorgeousness in every way by Bollywood celebrities as well the general public. Maybe it is because of the fact that the pleats and the kalis give every type of figure an amazing look, that this outfit has gained such popularity.

This year get inspired by the Bollywood Divas in their new anarkali designs, ushering in a feel of freshness as well as gorgeous looks in 2015.

The Palazzo Affair:

Anarkali kurtas with palazzo pants not only make you feel comfy but are also classy outfits for any outdoor occasion. If you follow actress Juhi Chawla closely, you will find that she mostly flaunts palazzo pants with her anarkali outfits and some of her outfits have embellishments on them. However, that does not mean that embellishments are your only option, you can also choose dashing solid or printed pair of palazzos to glamorize your outfit.

Solid Colors and Skirt for Pairing:

Want to give a twist to your traditional outfit? Check out Sonam Kapoor’s say in this matter. She’s been spotted flaunting Anarkali in black and bold red prints with layered hem as the striking factor of her outfit. Although, it is not an easy task to pair a skirt with your anarkali, but if successful you can give the illusion of additional height. Start with opting for a solid colored skirt to match your kurta.

Experimenting with Jackets:

What about vibrant orange? This color will surely have heads spinning and if it’s Deepika Padukone wearing Anarkali with striking golden jacket, the combination is a lethal one. To give your ethnic look an edge, try the jacket option. But make sure that your jacket has prominently glamorous surface embellishments, else your experiment may end up with disastrous results.

Anarkalis in Linen:

Linen is the material that is in these days for Anarkalis and you’ll come across many options in linen anarkalis. These linen based outfits add elegance and sophistication, taking your comfort level in consideration, to your entire outlook.

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Different Shades of Pink and Linen

December 9th, 2014

Pink is one of the most versatile colours in any wardrobe. Be it for a formal occasion or be it simple everyday office wear, be it a Sunday brunch at your favourite restaurant or be it a night out for clubbing – pink in its various shades does the magic every single time. Both the softer hues and the striking ones never fail to create an impression on the onlookers.

Linen is a very soft fabric and the summer shades of light pink complement the fabric all the more. Imagine breezy autumn evenings or hot and sultry summer days – our wonder fabric in hues of pink will always be in fashion.

Hot pink is called hot for a reason and at the risk of sounding cliché, we dare say that this is one colour which will never go out of fashion. It is indeed a safe investment since runways all over the world will see it coming back again and again.

Two other shades of pink which has been creating ripples in the fashionista’s wardrobe over the past two years are fuschia and coral. Maxi dresses in linen especially look great in these two colours. A linen scarf in white may be used to accentuate the colours even more and serves the purpose of being the ultimate fashion accessory. Similarly, scarves in various shades of pink and in various shapes and lengths can be used to spruce up the look for all occasions and all seasons too. In summers one can opt for flowery prints in shades of pink while cold and dreary winters can be rendered a touch of the vibrant by bold geometric and abstract prints in various shades of pink.

Should boys be left behind just because today’s discussion is focused on the various shade of pink. The stereotype of pink being a girly colour does not exist at all anymore and the colour has been endorsed by men all over the world. Be it on the golf course or the beach or be it a simple luncheon date – men have been spotted sporting pink with elan. Ask any girl and she will surely vouch for the fact that the combination of a light pink linen shirt and white trousers on any man will make them go weak in the knees. It truly spells sophistication like no other.

A more summery feel can further be induced to any ensemble by propping it up with the perfect linen hat in the softer shades of pink. People with a bohemian heart and a quirky sense of style can team up their look with a linen bandana in pink as well. Stripes or checks, monochrome or bold prints – there is ample scope of being experimental with pink linen.

Any discussion about linen and shades of pink is incomplete without the mention of the beautiful and comfortable linen bed sheets in shades of pink. It renders that fairy tale touch to the bedroom of every girl and sets a very relaxing ambiance.

So, take your pick from amongst the multitude of shades of pink and add the touch of glamour and class to your wardrobe!!

Dressing Up for Winters in a Trendy Way

November 28th, 2014

Winter is that part of the year when you add layers of clothes to stay warm, without caring if your socks go with your cardigan or not. You look like a mess because you are more concerned with staying warm rather than looking chic. But winters don’t mean drab & boring. We bring to you some useful fashion tips for winters -
Cashmere Calling:

This winter buy a cashmere boatneck sweater. It will not only make sure you’re warm, but will also keep your fashion quotient high.
Scarves as Warming Accessories:

The most ideal partner for your outings in winter. Scarves are pure stylish accessories that provide ample warmth on wintry days. Invest on linen scarves this winter.

Leather is a Must:

Winter is the perfect time to flaunt your leather shoes. Be it skirts, dresses or jackets, leather is the best material to keep you warm plus trendy.
Linen for Winter:

If you want to flaunt a sophisticated, classy look then linen outfits are what you are looking for. Designer collection in Kurtis and dresses are available online for the elegant, stylish wearer.

Cardigan in Layers:

Lightweight, thin cardigans are great options for pairing with denim jeans and leggings. You can also consider dressing these cardigans with accessories like brooch.

How About Lined Skirts?

And the best part is that these skirt don’t itch. They’ll make you warm and keep up your style quotient in winter.

Maintain Overall Warmth:

Whether you are in tall boots or knee high socks, the basic point is to keep yourself safe from the freezing cold. As long as you remember this, you are free to wear whatever goes with your outfit.

Hopefully, all the above-mentioned tricks will ensure that this winter is a trendy and warm one.

Wear Monochrome the Right Way

November 20th, 2014

The Autumn Winter Fashion 2014 is all about monochromes. Black and White is a striking combination and is slated to never go out of the fashionista’s wardrobe. Hence, the time is ripe for you all to dedicate more space in your wardrobe to these colours. It oozes sophistication and is suitable for both, men and women. The fact that you can easily dress up or dress down with this combination only adds to the charm. This is the time for you to go all out and experiment with the monochrome colour palette. Be it the smart casuals or be it the formal wear, monochromes are guaranteed to look good on you. This trend has extended to footwear and other accessories like neck pieces and bags as well. Designers and celebrities have embraced the same and are championing the trend everywhere, be it on the runways, charity balls or be it on more casual affairs like brunches and dates.

Keep up with this fashion trend and be the style diva that you are always meant to be. Here are our tips on how you can style it right with the monochromes.

You can choose to keep it simple with the classic white shirt and black trousers or pencil skirts or you can experiment with either of the following ways.

Abstract Prints have been a rage for quite a few seasons and has been imbibed into the monochrome trend has well. A simple maxi dress or a shirt adorned with abstract prints look extremely striking. You can choose to add just a dash of colour to the same in the form of accessories like reflective glares or handbags.

Panels are yet another dramatic trend this season. Hog the limelight in statement panels wherever you go.

Stripes and Checks – The ever stylish duo are back with a bang. Take your pick from horizontal or vertical stripes or small and big checks based on your body type.

A few fashion houses have taken this trend up a notch higher by combining clashing prints. This essentially encompasses using the same print in varying sizes on monochromes or pairing the same pattern in contrasting colours in one ensemble itself.

Carry off the monochromes with elan this season and do remember that linen and monochrome together reflect an effortless elegance.

Linen and Different Shades of Red

November 15th, 2014

A woman in red attire has an almost irresistible and enigmatic appeal as has been immortalized in Eric Clapton’s song, ‘Lady in Red’. This vibrant colour is a must have in every wardrobe be it that of a man, or a woman. It is an undeniable fact that this colour works its charm across all ages. It goes with every persona and brings out the best in everyone. Given the right material and the right cut, one can pull off even the extremes from the spectrum – one of scorching hot on one hand and that of being demure, calm and composed on the other hand. Audrey Hepburn puts it very aptly as ‘There is a shade of red for every woman’ and it is truly left up to you pick the perfect shade to celebrate each occasion of your life. We dare say that in today’s world which thrives on experimental styles, this statement holds good for men too. Stay tuned as we elaborate on how various styles in linen will help you shine out and grab eyeballs everywhere.

Our wondrous fabric of linen looks extremely classy in various hues of red and has been styled in numerous ways by designers.  A simple red dress in linen is as perfect for evening strolls during summer as is a simple red jacket in linen during winters. Linen in shades of red spells out elegance like no other.

Wearing the softer hues of red to your workspace helps in dispelling the drearier aspects during those long hours confined at your work desk or at the boardroom. Be it a brunch date with your girls or a late night drive with your partner, linen in red is an ideal choice for both.

Red is one of the most favoured shades during times of festivities and red Linen ‘kurtas’, ‘bandhgalas’ and ‘Nehru jackets’ for men are indeed a rage these days. With the approaching wedding season, these items have been flying off the shelves. Be it the best friend’s wedding or be it a puja at one’s home, bring in the Desi appeal and look dapper and striking by sporting your pick in red Linen. And it is certainly not restricted to just Indian ethnic wear! Suave and chic takes a whole new dimension with a simple red linen shirt for the fashion conscious men of the world.

Comfortable linen trousers and linen shorts in crimson red or its darker shades too have been embraced by the young generation and can be spotted from time to time in various places ranging from the posh colonies of New Delhi to colleges in Mumbai and even at the beaches of Goa.

We highly recommend that you stock up on both, winter and summer clothing in red linen seems since it is indeed hard to counter its timeless appeal. Follow Bill Blass’s advice – when in doubt, DO wear RED.

Give The Gift of Sleep

November 10th, 2014

The wedding season is here and in addition to the glitz and vibrancy, it also brings along its own set of woes for us all. For those of you who feel the parental and societal pressure mounting up on you to be the next in line to get married, our advice is to just keep calm, discard the ramblings, enjoy the wedding season and continue to live your life on your own terms! We also have a unique solution for those of you who have been additionally burdened by the woe of finding the appropriate gift for the bride and the groom. What else can be better than the gift of sleep in the form of the uber comfortable Linen bed sheets?

They reflect your classy choice and make an ideal gift for the newlyweds. This wondrous fabric is enduring too. People, who have once experienced the comfort that these linen sheets provide, seldom can do without it and swear by the fact that they enhance the comfort factor while sleeping. After toiling hard throughout the day, one’s body craves for and deserves all the comfort that one can afford. Linen bed sheets indeed are the perfect solution to the same. No wonder, there has been a surge in the sale of linen bed sheets all across the world from both, the online platforms and from the stores.

Be it the pristine white or bold geometric and abstract print, the linen experience is meant for one and all. Bed sheets have their unique way of contributing towards shaping up the look of the room. In fact, the aura of the room can change from being demure and sober to being vibrant and energetic in seconds with the help of your pick from linen bed sheets.

Bed sheets are actually a favourite pick as a wedding gift. Stay away from the rut and make your gift stand out by picking the choicest and the most comfortable bed sheets in Linen. After all, comfort comes second to none. So, do go ahead and gift the opportunity of living the luxurious Linen life to your friends and family.

P.S. Do not miss yourself out while doing so.

Festive Fashion for Christmas

November 4th, 2014

It is the favourite time of the year for most people across the globe. The month of December always starts off on a cheerful note since it is the heralder of the impending holiday season of Christmas and New Year. It comes with a promise of making fond memories of fun times with friends and family. Amidst the spirit of giving and buying gifts for our loved ones, we often tend to ignore our own-selves and most of us have the tendency to wait till the last minute to shop for ourselves for the holiday season. We bet that most of you have witnessed that last minute tension of finding that perfect dress merely hours before the Christmas party.

The colours of red and white are indeed a must-have for this season. This year, we bring to you our ideas to complement the season of Christmas and let this be a reminder that you should embark on the search for the perfect attire from now itself. Here are our top three picks for this Christmas season. Add your own creativity to the same and have a gala time shopping for your Christmas wardrobe.

  1. Little Red Dress – Sport red and make the rest go green with envy! Needless to say, this piece of clothing effortlessly adds to the oomph factor of your Christmas ensemble. You can choose to accentuate your figure and set the temperatures soaring at the naughty Christmas parties with a little red dress. Jazz it up further with a statement accessory or a handbag and you are ready to hog all the limelight at this season’s parties.
  2. Linen Blazer in Red – This adds the perfect dose of classiness and elegance to your outfit if you are headed for a more composed gathering like those at your office or the church. In fact, it is the perfect accompaniment to the corporate attire on Christmas. Be it a Christmas brunch with friends or an intimate Christmas lunch with family, you can never go wrong with a Linen blazer in red. This is indeed the safest option to bank on. Linen, after all, comes with its timeless appeal. Keep your Christmas shopping woes at bay and add one to your wardrobe right away.

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3. Scarves in red and white – Scarves are indeed the ultimate fashion accessory and the fact that one can sport this in a multitude of ways only adds on to the charm. Geometric prints or bold abstract prints are a rage this season. Pick one which suits your persona and the occasion to spruce up that style quotient for your look the season.

Spread the cheer around and let your ensemble be an extension of your vivacious self! Merry Christmas to all you merry people!!