Have you ever considered wearing an Indian Gown to shine at your next party?

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So, how does a Venezuelan living in USA get into Indian Fashion???

It’s not a secret… I totally LOVE fashion! I’m always looking at the latest trends and how best to maximize the use of every single piece of my wardrobe… but to be absolutely honest I never thought Indian fashion would be on my list…

Well, that quickly changed and it all started at my kids school… Yes! believe it or not. 

Each year our school hosts an event to raise funds. They do an amazing job putting it together with over the top parties where everyone displays their best outfits for an evening full of glamour and fun.

This year the theme is “Stars Over Bollywood”! I quickly jumped online and started my investigation into Indian gowns and accessories.  I ended up investing things in great detail because I was debating between buying or just renting the outfit… After a short while, I found the “perfect” dress but still had a few questions so I decided to call to the phone number listed.

This is how I meet Shital Daftari! a very nice Indian-American lady, who happens to be owner of Saris and Things and is also the VP of the Federation of Indian Associations for Chicago. Shital had A LOT of patience and helped me to find not just the dress but taught me all about Indian fashion and how to use the accessories to shine bright at your next event!

Here some of the things I have learned about Indian Etiquette courtesy of Shital

Dress & Color Code:

The Sari is a fabulous Indian attire that can be worn to most Indian wedding ceremonies and parties. And the best part is – it’s a sensual outfit that will make you look gorgeous! You can choose saris in rich fabrics like silks or in light flowy fabrics like georgette or chiffon with detailed embroidery and work for the reception. Always make sure you are wearing bright colors like pinks, yellows, greens, mauves, etc.

TIP1: Avoid black and white as these are considered inauspicious by Indians.

TIP2: If you are not sure how you’ll be able to drape and manage a sari, its best to opt for ready-made saris or pre-pleated ones!

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Options for Every One:

You can also dress in other Indian outfits like Anarkali, Churidars, or Lehenga Cholis. These are much easy to slip on and are great for wedding ceremonies like sangeet, henna parties and even the wedding reception.

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Jewelry is a vital part of your Indian fashion… Make sure you accessorize with matching Indian jewelry like necklaces, earrings, maang-tikas, bangles and bindi to complete your look!

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How about the husbands?

Men can dress in traditional Indian sherwanis or kurta pajamas with or without matching stoles.

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