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A

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

Anarkali dress: It is a long, flowy dress historically worn by dancers, queens for its regal look. Paired with a churidar, these dresses are ideal ethnic attire for weddings, festive occasions or evening parties. A line: It’s a cut of an outfit which is shaped like a letter ‘A’ i.e. na... Continue Reading...

B

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

Bermuda: These are short trousers widely worn casually by both men and women. They are comfortable and are also known as shorts, dress shorts, walking shorts etc. They are named Bermuda because of their popularity in Bermuda (a British territory). It is considered as a business attire when wo... Continue Reading...

C

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

 Cap sleeves: It is a very short sleeve that hangs from the shoulder but doesn’t cover underside of the arms. They are incorporated in shirts, dresses, kurtis, shrugs etc. They give a feminine touch to the attire and are ideal to avoid any sweat patches under the arms. Corset: It is ... Continue Reading...

D

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

 Denims: Is a cotton rugged fabric with twill weaving. It has a characteristic diagonal pattern and generally lighter from the other side. Denims are predominantly used to make pants commonly called as jeans. This fabric is known for its durability and comfort. Designers all over the wor... Continue Reading...

E

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Empire Line: Very similar to ‘A’ line, this cut has a fitted top ending just below the bust. The term Empire silhouette originated way back in 20th century and refers to the period of the First French Empire. It looks perfect on pear shaped body as it takes attention away from he... Continue Reading...

F

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Flare: It is a part of clothing that grows wider towards the bottom. A flare is a shape that spreads outward, as, the flare of a fireplace. It could be flared bottom skirts, trousers or pants.  Form fitting: Form fitting garments perfectly fits contours of the body. ... Continue Reading...

G

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Ghagra: A ghagra is a pleated skirt and is worn with a long or short, stitched and fitted blouse (the choli). It is the favourite female apparel worn during festivals, weddings or special events in India. Gota:  Gota work is a type of Indian embroidery that origi... Continue Reading...

H

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Halter: This term is derived from the word ‘halter’, a rope placed around an animal's neck. Designed to flatter arms and emphasize deep necklines, halter neck is a style of strap which holds up women’s clothing.  It features a single strap or material which runs from th... Continue Reading...

I

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Ikat: The word “ikat” means to bind. It is a very ancient way of creating designs in fabric by resist-dyeing the threads before the fabric is woven. Many design motifs have ethnic, ritual or symbolic meaning and are developed for export trade. Traditionally, they are symbols of status... Continue Reading...

J

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Jeans: Jeans are trousers made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term "jeans" refers to a particular style of pants called "blue jeans" and was invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in 1873. Jeans come in various fits, includin... Continue Reading...

K

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Kurti: The term Kurti is used to describe the shorter kameez. It is a loose shirt falling either just above or somewhere below the knees of the wearer, and is worn by both men and women. Indian Kurtis lend grace to any woman's wardrobe and is the ideal attire for all seasons. Kaftan... Continue Reading...

L

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Lace: Lace is an openwork fabric, patterned with open holes in the work, made by machine or by hand. It can be knit or crocheted, woven, knotted or created through specialized techniques such as cutwork. It is used extensively for weddings, baby bonnets, clothes and home décor. ... Continue Reading...

M

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Modish:  Modish means conforming to or following what is currently popular and fashionable. It is widely used for describing the latest fashion and ideas.  Mandarin collar:  A mandarin collar is a style of garment collar that rises straight up a little from t... Continue Reading...

N

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Necklines:  The neckline is the top edge of a garment that surrounds the neck, especially from the front view. Neckline also refers to the overall line between all the layers of clothing and the neck and shoulders of a person. This small part of your garment ca... Continue Reading...

O

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Open Back: Open back dresses or tops add the much required glamour to any simple colored outfit. It is a type of style where the entire back of a woman is exposed, with straps around the neck to hold up the garment or has a normal neckline. This style is a hit with celebrities and fas... Continue Reading...

P

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Pastel colour: Pastel refers to any color with a particularly lighter shade. Pastel colors are colors that hide under names like soft, pale, washed-out. On the saturation scale in colors, these are darker than whites and lighter than light colors. Turquoise, lavend... Continue Reading...

Q

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Quilted:  A quilted cloth is obtained by a sewing method that involves joining two or more layers of materials together to make a thicker padded material. Quilting is done to create bed spreads, art quilt wall hangings, clothing, and a variety of textile products. Unusua... Continue Reading...

R

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Ruffles:  In  dressmaking, a ruffle is a strip of fabric, lace or ribbon tightly gathered or pleated on one edge and applied to a garment as a form of trimming. It looks pretty with dresses or cute t-shirts and is mainly... Continue Reading...

S

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  Scarves:  A scarf is a piece of fabric worn around the neck, near the head or around the waist for warmth, cleanliness, fashion or for religious reasons. Scarves come in a variety of different colors and are one of the most versatile accessories. Shirts: It is a garmen... Continue Reading...

T

 Posted On 2012 Nov 05

  T shirts:  A t-shirt is a style of shirt that makes a T shape with the body and sleeves. It is normally associated with short sleeves, a round neck line, and no collar. However, it may also include long sleeves, buttons, collars, or v-necks. T-shirt fashions include man... Continue Reading...
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