Thursday, September 24, 2020

Popular clothing fashion for Mens and womens- suits




 Men's suits

The suit is a traditional form of men's formal clothes in the Western world. For some four hundred years, suits of matching coat, trousers, and waistcoat have been in and out of fashion. The modern lounge suit's derivation is visible in the outline of the brightly coloured, elaborately crafted royal court dress of the 17th century (suit, wig, knee breeches), which was shed because of the French Revolution. This evolution is seen more recently in British tailoring's use of steam and padding in moulding woolen cloth, the rise and fall in popularity of the necktie, and the gradual disuse of waistcoats and hats in the last fifty years.he modern lounge suit appeared in the late 19th century, but traces its origins to the simplified, sartorial standard of dress established by the English king Charles II in the 17th century. In 1666, the restored monarch, Charles II, per the example of King Louis XIV's court at Versailles, decreed that in the English Court men would wear a long coat, a waistcoat (then called a "petticoat"), a cravat (a precursor of the necktie), a wig, knee breeches (trousers), and a hat. However, the paintings of Jan Steen, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and other painters of the Dutch Golden Era reveal that such an arrangement was already used informally in Holland, if not Western Europe as a whole. Many of Steen's genre paintings include men dressed in hip-length or frock coats with shirt and trousers, which in fact more closely resemble modern suit designs than the contemporary British 

Women's suits










The earliest women's suits were riding habits, which consisted of a tailored coat or jacket and matching skirt from the 1660s. Practical and sturdy, riding habits were worn not only on horseback, but also for travel and other daytime pursuits. Jacket-and-skirt ensembles not intended for riding appeared in the later 19th century. Both riding habits and walking suits reflected the skirt and sleeve styles of the day. Until the 1910s, coat and skirt ensembles were usually described as "costumes" rather than suits, and the term "suit", as applied to such sets, was not usual until after the First World War.In the first half of the twentieth century, the skirted suit became the common daytime city costume for women, in the workplace and out; dressmaker suits featured softer fabrics and "feminine" details, and cocktail suits were worn for semi-formal occasions in mid-century.Under the influence of Dress for Success, a working woman's uniform of skirted suit, tailored shirt, and floppy tie evolved in the 1970s and 1980s. Pantsuits (women's suits with Eastern style trousers) were introduced by designer André Courrèges in 1964 but were only gradually accepted    as formal business attire


Types of Suit Styles

Based on the differences we talked above, men’s fashion world distinguishes these types of suit styles

The Basic Suit

A basic suit can be two or three-piece and, more often than not, is made from blended or pure wool. Basic also means casual, so you won’t be wearing this kind of suit to formal events.It will usually have notched lapels, sometimes peaked, and comes in double- and single-breasted styles. Flap pockets, a small ticket pocket, and plain sleeve cuffs finish off the look.The basic suit jacket is best matched with flat or pleated pants. But the look is deliberately low key, so you can also pair it dress pants or chinos.

Complimentary shirt colors like blue, grey, and white work well with this simplified cut. But avoid a basic suit in black, as this color is reserved for formal evenings and funerals.

Features: Single-breasted, preferably two buttoned with a notch lapel and flap pockets.

The Formal Suit

Haggar Premium Classic Fit Blue SuitThe word ‘formal’ to describe a suit is not to be confused with the same word when it applies to a dress code.Formal dress code is what determines when you should wear tails, morning suits, white or black ties, etc.. That is a whole different chapter.Here, we’re talking about that elegant, well-defined look that is a step above the basic suit. Formal suits can be worn to any occasion where smart-casual doesn’t quite cut it, or for those semi-casual events where you deliberately want to out-style your peers.

Features: Single or double-breasted, modern and a slim fit, shawl or notched lapel, flap or jetted pockets, four-button sleeve cuffs.


The Tuxedo

Slim fit shawl lapel tuxedo by FerrecciAlso known as a dinner suit, the tuxedo is one of the most recognizable looks out there. Tuxedos are always either black or navy, with grosgrain or satin shawl lapels. Pockets are jetted, and if the tuxedo has flaps, they should be tucked in.The buttons on a good tuxedo will be covered in the same fabric as the lapel. Avoid low-quality tuxedos with a metal, horn, or plastic buttons.The look works best with proper tuxedo trousers. These will have a satin strip down the outside of the legs and are sometimes cuffed.Covering the waistband with a cummerbund and suspenders are allowed, but never wear a belt. A textured or pleated dress shirt, black or white bow tie, and shiny dress shoes to complete the look.

Features: Usually navy or black, with a shawl lapel and jetted pockets.

The Business Suit

Regular fit business suit by Andrew MarcYour go-to suit for the office should be dark or navy blue. Charcoal also works well for the more conservative corporate environments. Go with wool or wool blend for the fabric, and notched lapels rather than peaked, for the ultimate classic effect.Blue shirts and brown shoes enhance the no-nonsense business look. A lot of middle-aged men think a wild tie compliments their otherwise serious business suit. It doesn’t.By all means, add a dash of color, but rather play with shades, rather than contrast.Single and double-breasted styles are both acceptable, but the double will probably make more of an impact in the boardroom. And if you’re worried your new boss is detail-obsessed, opt for four buttons on the sleeve and serious, business-like pockets.What’s great about a business suit is the versatility. After work, you can simply lose the tie, change into black shoes, and you’re ready for any social occasion.

Features: Single or double-breasted. If it’s single, it must be two or three buttoned. It can be classic or modern fit, usually peak lapel, business-oriented pockets, and four sleeve buttons.


The Casual (Sports) Jacket

Light-grey sport casual jacket by CoofandyThe casual, sports jacket combo is for men who are more concerned with the breathability and comfort of their outfit than the look. Sports jackets are half-lined and come in soft cotton, wool, or linen fabrics.The lack of shoulder padding gives the sports jacket a relaxed look, and they are a great way to inject color into your wardrobe. The outfit also encourages you to play around with different types of pockets and elbow patches.Don’t worry too much about matching pants to your sports jacket. Go with chinos or jeans for a dressed-down effect, or neatly-pressed suit trousers for the office.A pocket square can add a nice touch to this otherwise laid-back outfit.

Features: Has a notch lapel and flap or patch pockets, usually one or two-button sleeves. Suit jacket is single-breasted and can have one or two-button closure.

The Blazer

Slim fit black blazer by Mage MaleA descendant of naval uniforms, blazers invariably look best in a dark or navy blue. Think of school uniforms here, in a more mature style, and more structured than a sport’s jacket.Blazers come with wide, square shoulder pads, patched-on pockets, and notched lapels. The fabric is usually dense, like worsted wool, and touches of gold, such as buttons, epaulets, and stripes are not uncommon.You can wear your blazer with light-colored chinos or check pants, and smart, brown loafers. While ultimately more casual than formal, the blazer should be seen as an upscale version of the sports jacket.

Features: Single-breasted, usually extra-slim fit with notched lapels. The jacket can have one or two-button closure and patched pockets.


Choosing the Right Suit Fabrics

hen it comes to choosing the right material for your suit, you only need to consider a handful of fabrics. This makes it a lot easier when you set out to purchase the perfect outfit. Wool, cashmere, silk, and cotton are the most common, and probably the best fabrics for a suit.Wool is a more durable fabric and good for everyday use. Velvet, on the other hand, is more “luxurious” and it’s preferable for more glamorous events and parties.There are a lot of synthetic fabrics out there (like polyester). However, almost none of them can breathe as good as a natural fabric.


Suit Weight

The weight and thread count of the fabric can also impact the comfort levels, price, and overall appearance of your suit:

Lightweight: 7oz – 9oz. Great for summer.

Light to middleweight: 9.5oz – 11oz. Perfect for the transition from spring to summer and summer to autumn.

Middleweight: 11oz – 12oz. Go-to fabric weight for most days. Good choice for your first suit.

Middle heavy: 12oz – 13oz. Satisfactory for daily wear, but maybe too hot in the peak of summer.

Heavy: 14oz – 19oz. Perfect for autumn and winter.


Final Words

A good suit is a considerable financial investment. You can avoid disappointment by planning ahead. Know when you want to wear it.Also, identify your body type, and the level of comfort you require, in advance. This will narrow down your options and hopefully lead you to make the right purchase decision.The most basic definition of a man’s suit is a jacket and trousers intended to be worn as an ensemble. They will have the same cut and be made from the same material. Often, but not always, both the jacket and the trousers will be of the same color.









Tuesday, September 22, 2020

sherwani




 According to Emma Tarlo, the sherwani evolved from a Persian cape (balaba or chapkan), which was gradually given a more Indian form (angarkha), and finally developed into the sherwani, with buttons down the front, following European fashion. It originated in the 19th century British India as the European style court dress of regional Mughal nobles and royals of northern India, before being more generally adopted in the late 19th century. It appeared first at Lucknow in the 1820s. It was gradually adopted by rest of the royalty and aristocracy of Subcontinent, and later by the general population, as a more evolved form of occasional traditional attire. The name of attire is possibly derived from Shirvan or Sherwan, a region of present-day Azerbaijan due to the folk dress of that area (Chokha) which resembles Sherwani in its outlook. Therefore, the garment may also be an Indianized derivative of the Caucasian dress due to ethnic and cultural linkages of Indo-Persian during Middle Ages.

In India, the achkan sherwani is generally worn for formal occasions in winter.The two garments have significant similarities, though sherwanis typically are more flared at the hips and achkans are lengthier than simple sherwanis.  the achkan or sherwani is generally worn with the combination of Churidar as the lower garment.


For the wedding, men also wear the unique combination of formal and ethnic attire. This unique combination is called Jodhpuri suits or the Indo-Western suits. Our Sherwanis for Hire are made in a range of fabric from brocade to terry wool. For the lower garment, sherwani Churidar pyjama, also called the Jodhpurs are used instead of trousers which are used in formal dress. The head gears are even more interesting that gives a splendid look. These are called the safas (turbans) as head gears and Mojaris (juti) as the shoes. The Mojaris are also made with the same fabric from which the sherwani is made along with the similar embroidery. When taken altogether along with sherwani, it becomes the complete wedding dress. A Sherwani looks like a long coat with ban collars which gives an elegant yet cultured look. It is usually buttoned up to the collar with knee length.   


8 Types of Sherwani 

1. Chipkan Style Sherwani

nspired from the contemporary era, these sherwanis are the reflection of the royalty. The designs of the Chipkan style sherwani are often driven from the Mughal period and thus lay the impression of kings and rulers. If you have the desire to add that touch of royalty to your look so that it can significantly appeal to almost anyone then one is all that you need.

Pair it up with: A balance of royal accessories is all that you require with this form of sherwani, but never overdo with it.

Brands: Rajwadi, Manyavar, Raymond


2. Indo-Western Sherwani

Balanced with the touch of modernity, the Indo-western sherwani are the best option that you are going to have when it comes to trendsetting fashion. From contrasting shades, hues, colors till outstanding embellished designs these sherwani are a package of almost everything. It does not end here, as in order to satisfy your demands, they even come up with stone beads, gems, royal styled buttons and cuffs too that would amalgamate with your look in a perfect manner.

Pair it up with: Elaborate the essence of your sherwani with a stylish bottom wear, and make sure that you go with a contrasting pair.

Brands: Manyavar, Fashion Curries, Abhivani, Royal Men, Ethine Men


3. Achkan Style Sherwani

In order to maneuver the best of fashion in all its glory you need to get to those styles that are always close to the fashion world, and one such style is Achkan sherwani. It stands as one of the most popular form of sherwani that anyone would love to wear on their wedding day to make it a happening one.

Pair it up with: Go for Churidars, Dhoti Pajama and Jacket for creating a magnificent style statement.

Brands: Raymond, Peter England, Manyavar, Fashion Curries


4. Angrakha Sherwani

When you wish to highlight the best part of your upper-body then going with a Angrakha sherwani is a thing to be. This is the reason why this style is in huge demand amongst the fit men who are known for their well structured physique. Fashion experts believe that these type of sherwanis hold every element, which any other accessories would fail to provide. Because from neckline, collars, cuffs and even the mirror work the sherwani have everything covered for you.

Pair it up with: Any bottom wear can do the trick with this style, however never forget those royal Juttis for enhancing the look.

Brands: Fashion Curries, Raymond, Peter England, Mohanlal Sons, Royal Men


5. Printed Modern Sherwani

The printed modern sherwani offer a perfect amalgamation of contemporary and modern designs. Rich in different patterns, designs and artworks; everything about the sherwani will make you fall in love with it. Best thing is that, to bring out that picture perfect look only high quality materials are used in the making of printed modern sherwani.

Pair it up with: For the printed modern sherwani you need the best accessories like cufflinks, pins and chain for amplifying the look.

Brands: Raymond, Diwanshaheb, Manyavar and Peter England


6. Jodhpuri Sherwani

This is yet another royal style that is often worn for royal weddings. After all, the vibrancy of any royal wedding will always remain incomplete without the right take of Jodhpuri Sherwani. The designers who work on these sherwani hold years of experience and that is what makes the end product so marvelous. This is why a majority of these sherwanis are limited edition, and expensive too.

Pair it up with: Jackets, Churidars, stoles and cufflinks every accessory that brings the best of royalty in you should be worn along with the Jodhpuri Sherwani.

Brands: Rajwadi & Raymond


7. Jacket Style Sherwani

The jacket style sherwanis are undoubtedly for those with a princely taste. Made from classic materials like tusser, raw silk, Banarasi and Jamwar stone wash these sherwanis are admired for antique motifs, matte gold finish and sequins work.

Pair it up with: A long pajama that falls perfect with the sherwani and a pair of contemporary Juttis is all that you need.

Brands: Raymond, Samyaak, Rajwad


8. Anarkali Style Sherwani

This is yet another inspirational form of sherwani that bonafides the intricate art work of India at its best. Wearing it can help you discover the real sultan in you!

Pair it up with: Churidar style pajama along with a perfect sultan style Juttis.

Brands: Utsav, Samyaak.




Saturday, September 19, 2020

Popular clothing fashion for Mens and womens-T shirts


Popular clothing fashion for Mens and womens-T shirts



 A T-shirt, or tee shirt, is a style of fabric shirt named after the T shape of its body and sleeves. Traditionally, it has short sleeves and a round neckline, known as a crew neck, which lacks a collar. T-shirts are generally made of a stretchy, light and inexpensive fabric and are easy to clean.

Typically made of cotton textile in a stockinette or jersey knit, it has a distinctively pliable texture compared to shirts made of woven cloth. Some modern versions have a body made from a continuously knitted tube, produced on a circular knitting machine, such that the torso has no side seams. The manufacture of T-shirts has become highly automated and may include cutting fabric with a laser or a water jet.

The T-shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century and, in the mid-20th century, transitioned from undergarment to general-use casual clothing.

A V-neck T-shirt has a V-shaped neckline, as opposed to the round neckline of the more common crew neck shirt (also called a U-neck). V-necks were introduced so that the neckline of the shirt does not show when worn beneath an outer shirt, as would that of a crew neck shirt.

Trends

T-shirts were originally worn as undershirts, but are now worn frequently as the only piece of clothing on the top half of the body, other than possibly a waistcoat (vest). T-shirts have also become a medium for self-expression and advertising, with any imaginable combination of words, art and photographs on display.

A T-shirt typically extends to the waist. Variants of the T-shirt, such as the V-neck, have been developed. Hip hop fashion calls for tall-T shirts which may extend down to the knees. A similar item is the T-shirt dress or T-dress, a dress-length T-shirt that can be worn without pants. A 1990s trend in women's clothing involved tight-fitting cropped T-shirt or crop tops short enough to reveal the midriff. Another less popular trend is wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt of a contrasting color over a long-sleeved T-shirt, which is known as layering. T-shirts that are tight to the body are called fitted, tailored or baby doll T-shirts.

The rise of online shopping in the early 2000s caused a proliferation of new T-shirt ideas and trends. While several brick-and-mortar chains included these items in their inventories, many of these shirts were pioneered by online start-ups. Innovations included the flip-up T-shirt, which the wearer can lift and stretch over their head to display an interior print, and all-over print clothing

Some of them are just plain, while some shirts comprise of design, while some of them comprise of printed design. Today, many people prefer to wear printed t-shirts, because they look modern. They comprise of unique design and look really trendy on both men and women. These prints are usually extracted from computer.

20 Different Types of T-Shirts

1 Basic half sleeve T-shirt

2 Long sleeve Crew neck T-shirts

3 Polo collar t-shirt

4 V-neck t-shirt

5 Wide neck –Off shoulder t-shirts (Girls’)

6 Yoke neck t-shirts (Girls’)

7 Boyfriend t-shirts (Girls’)

8 Douche bag neck t-shirt (Scoop neck)

9 Henley collar T-shirt

10 Baseball Tshirt

11 Raglan sleeve t-shirt – Long sleeve

12 Turtle neck shirt

13 Ringer T – shirt

14 Cap sleeve t-shirt

15 Half Tshirt (Singlet)

16 Muscle Shirt

17 Half Muscle Shirt

18 Longline T-shirt

19 Pocket T-shirt

20 Baby Doll T-shirt.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Popular clothing fashion for Mens and womens- Jeans

Popular clothing fashion for Mens and womens Jeans

 

History of Jeans and Denim 




Jeans are pants made from denim or dungaree cloth. They were invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in 1873 and a worn still but in a different context. Jeans are named after the city of Genoa in Italy, a place where cotton corduroy, called either jean or jeane, was manufactured. Levi Strauss came from Germany to New York in 1851 to join his older brother who had a dry goods store.

In 1853 he heard about Gold Rush in the West so moved to San Francisco to establish Western Branch of the family dry goods business. There he sold, among other things, cotton cloth. One of his customers was Jacob W. Davis, a tailor from Reno, Nevada. Davis made functional items such as tents, horse blankets, and wagon covers.

One day, his customer ordered a pair of sturdy pants that could withstand hard work. He made them from denim that he bought from Levi Strauss & Co and made them stronger by placing copper rivets at the places pants rip the most: pockets and flies. When he wanted to patent them, he wrote to Levi Strauss, and they became partners. They opened a bigger factory, and that is how jeans were born.


Jeans History

Jeans marked culture of the last 140 years probably more than we think. They were first working clothes, then symbols of disobedience only to become fashion items. History of denim and jeans is long and colorful.

Did you know that the most expensive pair of blue jeans is sold for $250,000? Did you know that the longest pair of blue jeans is sixty-eight meters long?


History of Jeans Making

Jeans are made of a material called denim. The name “denim” comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called “Serge de Nîmes”, initially made in Nîmes, France, hence “de Nîmes” - “denim”. Weavers of Nîmes tried to reproduce the cotton corduroy that was famously made in the city of Genoa, in Italy, but with no luck. With trial and error, they developed another twill fabric that became known as denim. That was cotton twill textile, in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. Warp threads were dyed in indigo while weft threads remained white that gave to denim blue color on the one side and white on the other. 

Indigo dye is a color used for coloring the denim. It is an organic dye with a distinctive blue color. It was manufactured and used in India, from where it got its name, since the ancient times.Indigo dye is a color used for coloring the denim. It is an organic dye with a distinctive blue color. It was manufactured and used in India, from where it got its name, since the ancient times.

Types of Jeans  for mens.

 there are 6 different types of jeans for men. 

1. Straight

The most commonly seen and worn, the straight fit defines itself. It does not have a wide thigh space and does not widen downwards either. It's straight with no variance. Looks best on men with an athletic body type.

2. Skinny

The skinny fit clings to the shape of the body, contouring it as perfectly as possible. It's extra snug at the thighs and the calves and narrows down to the hem. It makes the lower part seem slimmer and longer. Looks best on men who have short legs.

3. Slim

Slim fit is similar to skinny but they're not as snug. They fit a person's lower body just right; neither are they too tight nor too loose. Men with a thinner build should give these a try. 

4. Bootcut

You have the cowboys to thank for the bootcut style jeans. This type of jeans was made so that cowboys could accommodate their boots in the jeans. Hence, the bootcut! A must try for men with a muscular build.

5. Relaxed 

Jeans with a relaxed cut are super comfortable. They have a larger thigh and calf area as they're usually made for men with wider legs. But because of the cut, it looks good on most body types. 

6. Loose

Ample of fabric on the hip, thighs and calves area, loose cut jeans are baggy in fit. Looks best on men with a wide lower body. But if you want to look like Eminem.

Types of jeans for womens

there are 9 types of jeans for womens.

1. Bootcut

A perfect fit from the waist to the thighs, boot cut starts widening as it reaches the ankle. It looks good on most body types as it provides a sleek frame to the lower body. If you got a curvaceous body, this is the jeans you'll want to flaunt them in.

2. Flared

Similar to bootcut, these ones, however, have a wider hem. Wear it when you want to feel like a '70s heroine.

3. Wide Leg

In this one, the entire length of the leg is wide, unlike the flared or the bootcut, where it starts widening thigh down. They are also called baggy jeans that became popular in the mid '90s.

4. Skinny Jeans

The type we see a lot nowadays, skinny jeans are the go-to for most women. They have a super snug fit from top to bottom with a narrow leg opening that clings to the ankle.

5. Cigarette

Cigarette cut is a style that falls between straight and skinny. They have a snug fit but thighs down, they are straight with a narrow hem. Perfect for women with a petite body type.

6. Cropped

The cropped style is quite similar to a capri. They are jeans shorter than regular ones and stop right above your ankles. Perfect for casual as well as formal wear, they are great for women blessed with long, lean legs.

7. Cuffed

Cuffed jeans are basically jeans that come with a folded hem. They're super chic right now and if you go for these, make sure you pair them with some really good shoes. Hourglass, apple, pear, women with almost every body shape can wear these. If you have a petite body, make sure your cuffs aren't too high though.

8.High-rise

High-rise jeans are usually worn above the navel. They make your legs appear longer and redefine your waistline, affecting how your whole body is perceived. These will look flattering on an hourglass body shape.

9.Straight

Well, the name says it all. Straight-cut jeans fit perfectly and have the same fit from the waist to the ankles.
















Thursday, September 17, 2020

popular Indian Traditional clothing for Men



 popular Indian Traditional clothing for Men

 One side of the country does not know what the other side is wearing – this is true for no other country in the whole world than India. The cultural diversity of the country reflects in fashion and clothing too. If I start to list out all the clothing in the country I will turn old before I finish. Here are the most popular traditional clothes for Indian men.

Achkan

Achkan is a long loose buttoned-up coat with long sleeves and high neck and band collar. It is worn by Indian men for ceremonial occasions like weddings



Angavastram/dupatta

This refers to a long piece of fabric folded and worn over the shoulder. It may be neatly folded or draped.









Bandhgala

Bandhgala is a formal jacket used as evening wear by Indian men. It has a standing band collar. Bandhgala may be worn sleeveless over a long sleeved shirt or may have long sleeves on it.It is also called Nehru Jacket after former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who used to wear it frequently. Another name is Sadri Coat











Barabandi/Chaunbandi

A short double-breasted jacket fastened on the left side with long sleeves. It is tight fitting till the waist but flares from there. Another short  jacket with short sleeves and no flare is also called Barabandi









Choga

This is a long loose robe style tunic, fastened with ties in the center front opening. 









Dhothi

The Dhothi is a large loincloth worn with the underside brought to the front from the left side and tucked in tightly at the front waistline at the navel. It can be pleated at the front. Different ways of wearing the dhothi can be seen in different parts of the country.








Jama

A long coat worn for weddings and other ceremonial functions. Also called Angrakha (Angarkha), it has the upper lapel fastened with ties over the left side. It can be close fitting on the upper bodice with a lot of flare at the hem









Jodhpuri
It is an ensemble that consists of a Bandhgala coat with long sleeves and fitting trousers or jodhpur pants. This is one of the most popular looks favoured by bridegrooms in India. It is as close to western clothes that Indian clothing can get.











Kurta

Kurta is a knee length tunic shirt with long sleeves and a buttoned placket. It is worn as a casual garment on its own or with sleeveless jackets, for formal functions











Lungi

Lungi is a rectangular piece of fabric worn like a sarong around the body tied at the waist. It reaches to the floor or up to the ankle when let down but it is also worn folded doubled up from the knee 










Pajama

There are two kinds of Pajamas – Baggy pajamas called Salwars and tighter ones called Churidhars. The salwar is loose fitting with lots of gathers. Churidhar is a tight fitting pant, a little loose above the knees and somewhat tight below the knees.










Pagri

This is a pre-formed turban, a headdress. It consists of a fabric piece worn twisted or folded around the head, usually worn by bridegrooms. Also called Pagg.When the turban is freshly formed it is called a Pheto 










Sherwani

sherwani is a very popular formal Indian wear worn by men for wedding and other functions. It is a knee length jacket with a band collar and center front opening with a slit at the center front bottom edge. It is worn over a Kurta or shirt; fitted pants or jodhpur pants are used as pants under the Sherwani.





























Wednesday, September 16, 2020

4 Types of Indian Women's Clothing

History of clothing and textiles - Wikiwand

While fashion is making its way around the world, India can not lose. When travelling to India, the Land of Color and Wonder, the first thing tourists will notice is their sense of fashion. Women most especially, have a unique way to express their fashion sense and that is through the different types of dresses they wear.

here are the 4 types of Indian women's clothing:.

Kurti or Kurta

This type of Indian women's dress is simply a long shirt or blouse that is knee-length and sometimes worn for formal occasions. The Kurti or kurta is also good for daily use or is worn as an office-wear and at times, Indian women pair their kurta with a dupatta (Indian scarf).

While at other times, the kurti is paired with salwar pants (pants that are wide at the thighs and tight at the ankles) or churidar pants which are commonly slimmer on the legs, like leggings or even jeans


Salwar Kameez

 The dress includes the salwar and a kameez (long shirt or tunic). In the southern part of India, this style is named the "Punjabi suit" or "shalwar". The salwar kameez is commonly worn by teenagers.

Salwar kameez is oftentimes paired with a dupatta — a traditional Indian scarf used to cover the head and the shoulders but now used as part of fashion.

Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli

Lehenga is a long skirt that is embroidered and pleated. Choli, on the other hand, is a midriff-baring blouse also worn with a sari. Together, the Lehenga Choli is made with a top that is a perfect fit to the body, have short sleeves and a low neck. Then finished off with a dupatta, which is inserted into the skirt and wrapped at the waist then draped over the shoulder similar to a sari.

 Sari or Saree

Saree or sari is a long unsewn cloth with patterns, usually draped over the body. If rice is the staple food to some countries, then the saree is like the staple dress to most Indian women.

The draping style of the sari differs in some areas around India, but the most common way is simply by wrapping the fabric around the waist on one end and let the other settle on the shoulder.












Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE INDIAN FASHION INDUSTRY

History of clothing and textiles - Wikiwand

 THE ORIGIN

A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE INDIAN FASHION INDUSTRY

The Indian fashion industry has a lot to offer to the global table. Its history in fashion is filled with a lot of tradition and culture. India has a population now of up to 1.3 billion. Yet, each region has always had its own traditional attire. The fashion industry has these days been boosted by a lot of developments that are borrowed from westerners. For instance, the Indian fashion week has allowed the rapid growth of the industry as designers from all its cities come to showcase their designs.  And also body decoration that also incorporates to bring out their attires.



The history of Indian fashion is set to allow the clothes to convey two messages. Simplicity and opulence. However, depending on the status of the individual to society in terms of wealth and religious orientation. Their origin of fashion is well understood through their sculptures since most of the apparel in those days did not survive for studies. During the c3000-1500 BC civilization clothes were simple where men wore loin clothes while women wore bear to the waist. They covered up mostly with jewelry, then garments were introduced and the cloak came later on.


As a matter of fact, even with the new trends today they still maintain to their culture and wear the Indian dhoti, the scarf, the turban among others. Their independence, however, brought about an indo-western style that sees Indian match Kurtis on jeans showing how western cultures have influenced their current style.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Indian Traditional Dresses

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 Indian Traditional Dresses

This blogs are about the Indian wearings now a days and back days, this blog contains all the essentials of Indian dresses and the types of Indian dresses from different parts of India.

Introduction


Everyone loves clothing both men and women. Indian Clothing varies from region to region depending on the climate, backgrounds and cultural traditions. Everyone wants to look beautiful in Indian dresses and outfits. Indian attire, particularly clothes for women is well-known all over the world for its rich, attractive and stunning styles. Indian apparel is prominent for its well-designed comforts and cuts. Women living in different locations adorn different styles of attire and they wear various styles of clothing. Indian Women wear salwar kameez, sarees and kurtis.  They wear variety of dresses made of silk, cotton, and other materials. Moreover, other outfits such as bridal wedding collection, chaniya cholis, and gaghra cholis are available in India with fashionable jewellery and ornaments.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Fashion accessory


 fashion accessory

 is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer's outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer's look.[1] It has the capacity to further express an individuals identity and personality as there are accessories that come in different, shapes, sizes, hues etc. The term came into use in the 20th century


Types

Fashion accessories can be loosely categorized into two general areas: those that are carried and those that are worn. Traditionally carried accessories include purses and handbags, glasses, hand fans, parasols and umbrellas, wallets, canes, and ceremonial swords. Accessories that are worn may include jackets, boots and shoes, cravats, ties, hats, bonnets, belts and suspenders, gloves, muffs, necklaces, bracelets, watches, eyewear, sashes, shawls, scarves, lanyards, socks, pins, piercings, rings, and stockings.[1]


The type of accessory that an individual chooses to wear or carry to complement their outfit can be determined by several factors including the specific context of where the individual is going. For example, if an individual is going to work their choice of accessory would differ to one who is going out to drinks or dinner thus depending on work or play different accessories would be chosen. Similarly, an individual's economical status, religious and cultural background would also be a contributing facto


History

In Victorian fashion accessories such as fans, parasols and gloves held significance for how women experienced gender, race, and class. In this era, there was a trend for women to adopt, or aspire to, a more leisurely lifestyle. Consequently, gloves were often used by women to cover their hands and mask any signs of labour.[3]


Also, in the early 16th century in Italy hat badges were worn by civilian men of higher social status as a decorative item, in imitation of the cap badges worn by the invading military. Hat badges were often worn in conjunction with a decorative sword and hilt. Hat badges were fashioned after plaquettes and often depicted a scene with personal relevance to the weare.





Friday, September 11, 2020

Different Types of Fabrics Materials for Dresses


 17 Different Types of Fabrics Materials for Dresses

Types of Materials For Dresses– There is an assortment of textiles fabrics which are available in the market nowadays. If you are having an issue with the laundries, or get caught in other dilemmas. Then might be you apparently don’t know the characteristics of different types of fabrics and it’s properties.The content of fiber and how the material is produced makes a tremendous variation in spot removal and it also defines how a garment should be washed. For genuine fine results, it is suitable to have a twitching knowledge of different types of fabric materials of dresses. The Dictionary of textile will help you interpret apparel caring labels. Each one of us carries clothes made up of different fabrics.

Different Types of Fabrics – Types of Materials For DressesIf you are having an issue with the laundries, or get caught in other dilemmas. Then might be you apparently don’t know the characteristics of different types of fabrics and it’s properties. The content of fiber and how the material is produced makes a tremendous variation in spot removal and it also defines how a garment should be washed.

For genuine fine results, it is suitable to have a twitching knowledge of different types of dress materials. The Dictionary of textile will help you interpret apparel caring labels. Each one of us carries clothes made up of different fabrics material types.

Here are the most popular fabrics used for clothing attire

1. Cotton Fabric

Cotton is a natural fabric, most soothing and skin friendly, light thin and soft. Hence, cotton is available in all colors. It really breathes well but does not dry quickly. It is one of the most popular and used fabrics in the world. It is most used type of fabric for kurtis. Mostly used in kurti, saree, suit set, jump suits, pants.

2. Silk Fabric

Silk is well known for its luxurious, smooth, soft touch and glistening looks. It is the most durable and strongest natural fabric. Mostly used in Sarees, wedding gowns, evening gowns, and scarves.

3. Linen Fabric

Linen is very strong and durable material. It is smooth and very cool to touch. It needs regular ironing as it absorbs water very fast. Linen fabric has been practiced for table coverings, bed coverings, and apparel for eras.

4. Wool Fabric

Wool is soft to touch, durable and long-lasting which keeps the body warm in winters. It is wrinkle free and resistant to dust, fade and tear. Mostly used in sweaters woolen socks, woolen gloves, and other warm clothes.5. Leather Material

The leather is also used to keep a body warm in winter. It is both strong and stylish It gives a very classy look. Frequently used in jackets, shoes, belts and other fashion accessories

6. Georgette Fabric

Georgette is a lightweight, dull appearance and creped surface fabric. It is opaque and slightly heavier than chiffon. It is available in grams in weight like 20 grams, 40 grams, 60 grams depends upon the purpose of use. Georgette is much in demand in the fashion industry. Most of the designer clothes are made from Georgette.

7. Chiffon Fabric

Chiffon is very insubstantial fabric originally manufactured from silk. Though it is smoother than Georgette. It can be easily dyed to any color and used for evening wear, gowns, sarees

8. Nylon Fabric

Nylon is a synthetic fabric made up of polymers. It is a strong fabric with stretchable and high elasticity properties. It is very long lasting and unaffected by wear and tear. This fabric is extremely immune to attack from such typical repellent as rusts, fungi, and insects

9. Polyester Fabric

Polyester is also a synthetic fabric made up of the polymer. It is strong, soft and wrinkles free textile and hence used in clothing. This textile is an artificially made fiber. It’s much rebounding and can resist a good chance of wear and tear outfit.

10. Velvet Fabric

Velvet is very soft and smooth material, very luxurious and shiny, it comes in different qualities and textures, ranging from low to very high prices. Coarse to the very thin fiber material. Chiefly used in blouses, shawls, lenghas and Indian wedding dress in winters

11. Denim Fabric

Denim is sturdy rugged cotton twill, colored with indigo dye to create blue jeans mostly. It has a vivid texture, cozy to feel, and very long durability. Denim is the most widely available fabric for jeans.

12. Rayon Fabric

Rayon is created from cellulose fiber. It’s is famous for its smooth texture and look which closely resembles the feel and appearance of silk and wool. It is highly absorbent and does not insulate the body heat due to this property it is very useful for summer and humid conditions

13. Viscose Fabric

Viscose is also manufactured from cellulose. It feels soft and smooth as similar to Rayon on the skin. This fabric is mostly used in gowns lining, shirts and jackets.

14. Satin Fabric

Satin is originally made from silk. Satin is famous for its evening gowns, skirts, corsets, inner lining, wedding dresses, loungewear, hats, and ties. In particular, this is the softer and brighter the further clean and easier to keep clean.

15. Crepe Fabric

Crepe is twisted weave fabric does not wrinkle or crease easily. It is rich in texture and style and is fairly easy to work with. It varies in weight and capacity. It is a feather soft material which has excellent draping qualities. Crepe is soft, very comfy to wear and easy to care

16. Lycra Fabric

Lycra Fabric is the best name for elastane stuff. It is also known as Spandex. It is very stretchy and flexible as well as durable and strong. It is easily dyed and has excellent holding power. It is mostly used in sportswear and western dresses

17. Net or Lace Fabric

Net is a transparent fabric made up of a web-like design and pattern mostly vertical and horizontal which need to be matched. It is very soft and delicate and decorative in nature. It adds elegance and personality to a dress. Hence, used in the wedding dress and children’s clothing

























































































































































































































Fashion in India


 India is a country with an ancient clothing design tradition, yet emerging in a Medium Saic fashion industry. Though a handful of designers existed prior to the 1980s, the late 80s and the 90s saw a spurt of growth. This was the result of increasing exposure to global fashion and the economic boom the economic liberation of the Indian economy in 1990. The following decades firmly established fashion as an industry across India.

Post-independence: ethnic revival and Bollywood fashion


Post-independence focus on revival of traditional textile and design led to the rise of "ethnic chic".

The history of clothing in India dates back to ancient times, yet fashion is a new industry, as it was the traditional Indian clothing with regional variations, be it the sari, ghagra choli or dhoti, that remained popular until the early decades of post-independence India.[1] A common form of Indian fashion originates from Western culture. Fashion includes a series of sequins and gold thread to attract customers and apply a statement to the Indian fashion community. A famous Indian fashion trademark is embroidery, an art of sewing distinct thread patterns. A way to include the traditional look and create a new fashion statement includes embroidery applied to different dresses, skirts, shirts, and pants to reflect the western culture influence as well as include the Indian tradition.


As part of larger revival movement in the Indian textile industry, Ritu Kumar, a Kolkata-based designer and textile print-expert started working on reviving the traditional hand block printing techniques of Bengal, and making it a part of the fashion industry, established "ethnic chic".[2] She opened her first boutique in Delhi in 1966. In 1973, she first showcased the Zardozi embroidery in her garments, which had its origins in the royal costumes dating back to the Mughal era. This led to the revival of this lost art. In time embroidery became a prominent feature of Indian wedding attire, and also one of the country's biggest fashion exports.[3][4] This was a period of revival, where various organisations, NGOs and indicuals were involved in reviving traditional Indian techniques, in weaving, printing, dyeing or embroidery, including ikat, patola (double-ikat), bandhani (tie-dye) and shisha (mirror embroidery).[3]


An early trendsetter in fashion was Bollywood (Hindi cinema), where costume designers like Bhanu Athaiya started experimenting with film fashion in the 1960s. Athaiya started working on period costumes in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) and Amrapali (1966), though she went on to introduce varied trends through Teesri Manzil (1966), Chalte Chalte (1976), Karz (1980) and Chandni (1989). These were soon followed by the mass market. Also situations and themes in Indian cinema became westernised, making way for the display of diverse fashion. Over the years, popular Bollywood trends have been the Madhubala's Anarkali-look with kurtas and churidars in Mughal-e-Azam (1960), purple embroidered sari worn by Madhuri Dixit in Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994), to Rani Mukherji's short kurti-suits in Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Veer Zaara suits and blouses from Parineeta. This comes besides various fashion interpretations of the sari in films like Chandni (1989) with Sridevi, Main Hoon Naa (2004) with Sushmita Sen and Dostana (2008) with Priyanka Chopra, which became fashion trends.[5][6]


However, in recent decades, with increasing exposure to the West, its influence is no longer as strong as in previous decades.[5] By the 2000s, with rise in the Indian diaspora around the world and the non-resident Indians, Bollywood continues to exert far greater influence on the fashion sensibilities amongst Indians around the world.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Western dress code


The Western dress code has changed over the past 500+ years. The mechanization of the textile industry made many varieties of cloth widely available at affordable prices. Styles have changed, and the availability of synthetic fabrics has changed the definition of "stylish". In the latter half of the 20th century, blue jeans became very popular, and are now worn to events that normally demand formal attire. Activewear has also become a large and growing market.


Jeans in the Western dress code are worn by both men and women. There are several unique styles of jeans found which include: high rise jeans, mid rise jeans, low rise jeans, bootcut jeans, straight jeans, cropped jeans, skinny jeans, cuffed jeans, boyfriend jeans, and capri jeans.


The licensing of designer names was pioneered by designers like Pierre Cardin in the 1960s and has been a common practice within the fashion industry from about the 1970s. Among the more popular include Marc Jacobs and Gucci, named for Marc Jacobs and Guccio Gucci respectively.


Spread of western styles


University students in casual clothes in the US

By the early years of the 21st century, western clothing styles had, to some extent, become international styles. This process began hundreds of years earlier, during the periods of European colonialism. The process of cultural dissemination has perpetuated over the centuries as Western media corporations have penetrated markets throughout the world, spreading Western culture and styles. Fast fashion clothing has also become a global phenomenon. These garments are less expensive, mass-produced Western clothing. Donated used clothing from Western countries are also delivered to people in poor countries by charity organizations. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Men's fashion


 During the 1840s, men wore tight-fitting, calf length frock coats and a waistcoat or vest. The vests were single- or double-breasted, with shawl or notched collars, and might be finished in double points at the lowered waist. For more formal occasions, a cutaway morning coat was worn with light trousers during the daytime, and a dark tail coat and trousers was worn in the evening. Shirts were made of linen or cotton with low collars, occasionally turned down, and were worn with wide cravats or neck ties. Trousers had fly fronts, and breeches were used for formal functions and when horseback riding. Men wore top hats, with wide brims in sunny weather.


During the 1850s, men started wearing shirts with high upstanding or turnover collars and four-in-hand neckties tied in a bow, or tied in a knot with the pointed ends sticking out like "wings". The upper-class continued to wear top hats, and bowler hats were worn by the working class.


In the 1860s, men started wearing wider neckties that were tied in a bow or looped into a loose knot and fastened with a stickpin. Frock coats were shortened to knee-length and were worn for business, while the mid-thigh length sack coat slowly displaced the frock coat for less-formal occasions. Top hats briefly became the very tall "stovepipe" shape, but a variety of other hat shapes were popular.


During the 1870s, three-piece suits grew in popularity along with patterned fabrics for shirts. Neckties were the four-in-hand and, later, the Ascot ties. A narrow ribbon tie was an alternative for tropical climates, especially in the Americas. Both frock coats and sack coats became shorter. Flat straw boaters were worn when boating.


During the 1880s, formal evening dress remained a dark tail coat and trousers with a dark waistcoat, a white bow tie, and a shirt with a winged collar. In mid-decade, the dinner jacket or tuxedo, was used in more relaxed formal occasions. The Norfolk jacket and tweed or woolen breeches were used for rugged outdoor pursuits such as shooting. Knee-length topcoats, often with contrasting velvet or fur collars, and calf-length overcoats were worn in winter. Men's shoes had higher heels and a narrow toe.


Starting from the 1890s, the blazer was introduced, and was worn for sports, sailing, and other casual activities.[13]


Throughout much of the Victorian era most men wore fairly short hair. This was often accompanied by various forms of facial hair including moustaches, side-burns, and full beards. A clean-shaven face did not come back into fashion until the end of the 1880s and early 1890s.[14]

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Fashion industry


he notion of the global fashion industry is a product of the modern age.[29] Before the mid-19th century, most clothing was custom-made. It was handmade for individuals, either as home production or on order from dressmakers and tailors. By the beginning of the 20th century—with the rise of new technologies such as the sewing machine, the rise of global capitalism and the development of the factory system of production, and the proliferation of retail outlets such as department stores—clothing had increasingly come to be mass-produced in standard sizes and sold at fixed prices. Although the fashion industry developed first in Europe and America, as of 2017, it is an international and highly globalized industry, with clothing often designed in one country, manufactured in another, and sold worldwide. For example, an American fashion company might source fabric in China and have the clothes manufactured in Vietnam, finished in Italy, and shipped to a warehouse in the United States for distribution to retail outlets internationally. The fashion industry has long been one of the largest employers in the United States,[29] and it remains so in the 21st century. However, U.S. employment declined considerably as production increasingly moved overseas, especially to China. Because data on the fashion industry typically are reported for national economies and expressed in terms of the industry's many separate sectors, aggregate figures for the world production of textiles and clothing are difficult to obtain. However, by any measure, the clothing industry accounts for a significant share of world economic output.[30] The fashion industry consists of four levels. The production of raw materials, principally Fiber, and textiles but also leather and fur. The production of fashion goods by designers, manufacturers, contractors, and others. Retail sales. Various forms of advertising and promotion
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Monday, September 7, 2020


Fashion Get the latest fashion tips and outfit ideas from your favorite celebrities and designers, whether it be luxury brands like Gucci and Chanel or affordble basics from Target and Gap. Click through runway and front row photos from fashion week shows in New York, London, Paris, and Milan. Plus: browse key accessories like bags, shoes, and sunglasses, must-have denim looks, and more top fashion trends.

Saturday, September 5, 2020


Fashion is popular aesthetic expression at a certain time and in a certain context, especially in clothing, footwear , lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body proportions.Whereas a trend often connotes a very specific aesthetic expression, and often lasting shorter than a season, fashion is a distinctive and industry-supported expression traditionally tied to the fashion season and collections.Style is an expression that lasts over many seasons and is often connected to cultural movements and social markers, symbols, class and culture (ex. Baroque, Rococo, etc.). According to sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, fashion connotes "the latest fashion, the latest Even though they are often used together, the term fashion differs from clothes and costume, where the first describes the material and technical garment, whereas the second has been relegated to special senses like fancy-dress or masquerade wear. Fashion instead describes the social and temporal system that "activates" dress as a social signifier in a certain time and context. Philosopher Giorgio Agamben connects fashion to the current intensity of the qualitative moment, to the temporal aspect the Greek called kairos, whereas clothes belong to the quantitative, to what the Greek called chronos. Exclusive brands aspire for the label haute couture, but the term is technically limited to members of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris. With increasing mass-production of consumer commodities at cheaper prices, and with global reach, sustainability has become an urgent issue amongst politicians, brands and consumers