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Smart Shopping Tips For Your Indian Wear

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Every Indian woman, regardless her age needs a good set of Indian clothes to wear to weddings, pujas and social events. With so many designers, styles and options out there, it can be confusing as to what to buy. If you are on a budget and wondering what key items to purchase, here is a list that you should check out.

1. Invest In Separates

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Invest in separates that can be paired together, for example, embellished kurtis and tunics work well because you can pair them with patiala pants or a churidar with a dupatta for an Indian look or with trousers for a more western look.

2. Mix And Match

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Buy a set of neutral basics that you can mix and match like blouses, churidars, dupattas and patiala pants. Don’t be afraid to mix and match from sets that you already own. You can vary your look by wearing contrast colours at one occasion and monochrome on another.

3. Opt For Classic Styles

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When investing in designer outfits, opt for classic styles rather than a current fad. The idea is to look at an outfit ten years later and feel like it is still in fashion. Neutral and perennial colours work better than seasonal favourites. Classic silhouettes like an anarkali or a lehenga will serve you longer. Although, you can always buy a trendy look and deconstruct the parts to use them later. Sarees will never go out of fashion, whether they are printed or embroidered, you can always re-wear a saree with a new blouse.

4. Pay Attention To Detail

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Always pay attention to detail. Check the cut, finishing and fabric quality before making your purchase. Make sure that the garment is finished well and will last. This holds true for all your purchases.

5. Go Traditional

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Traditions of India will always be in style. Techniques and fabrics such as chikankari, banarsi and muga silks, kanjeevaram and bandhani are coveted by women of every generation. These are family heirlooms that are gifted through generations. Today, designers are digging up traditional fabrics and using them in sarees, anarkalis and lehengas with a modern twist.

6. Neutral Accessories

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Invest in sturdy, comfortable gold and silver wedges that you can pair with anything. Whether you are wearing a light churidar or a heavy lehenga, these will carry you through the night.

Now that you know the tips and tricks, go out and be the desi diva!

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