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Winter Layering: Go Indian (part 2)

January 29, 2011

In our earlier post, we gave some easy tips to help you layer your Indian clothes. Here are some more tips, but be warned: not all these options are easily available or ready-to-wear. These will work well if you have the time, patience and effort (and maybe even a bigger wallet) to hunt for the right fabrics and tailors.

  • Long Indian jackets are a growing trend, but these are usually heavily embroidered and not appropriate for daily wear. So make your own such jacket! We suggest brocade jackets (plenty of options out there, and they go with almost everything), and advise your tailor on the silhouette you want. It would be worth the investment.

Rohit Bal Indian jacket

  • Maxi/midi-length buttoned tops/ shirts and tunics are other practical options. You could wear them as jackets/ coats, layered with your kurta underneath. Works well with straight cuts.
  • Indian waistcoats were the rage for a brief period. If you’re lucky enough, you will find some in local markets/ emporiums foreign tourists like to visit. There are plenty of options in waistcoats, from raw silk to organic cottons to fun colours and embellishments like sequins or thread work.

How are you going to layer your Indian clothes?

Related Posts:

Winter Layering: Go Indian (part 1)

Winter Layering Trends: Go Casual

Winter Layering: Dress smart for office

Winter Layering: More trendy office looks

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2011 9:25 pm

    i love layering on indian clothes- short cropped jackets on salwar kameez, or long rohit bal esque coats on anarkali suits…nice post 🙂

    • January 31, 2011 11:44 am

      @Mehak– Thanks! Both Rohit Bal and Ritu Kumar do Indian-style long coats.. they’re lovely.

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