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20 October 2014

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5 Coats You Need for Fall

Among the many items needed to get ready for fall, picking the right coat (or coats!) is the most important choice. What's hot for this fall? Let's look at the top 5 coats you need!

1. Trench coat



Trench coats are one of the ultimate sophisticated coats a woman can own. There's something so chic about them! Whether you prefer the reporter look with a khaki colored trench or a sensual look with a black coat, this is definitely a staple for fall.

2. Leather jacket


Who doesn't love a good leather jacket? What's great about leather jackets is that they're so versatile. They can be dressed up or down, depending on the style of the jacket and what you pair it with. They also keep you warm on cold fall evenings. Opt for either a sleek sophisticated cut or a studded moto jacket.

3. Chic raincoat



Raincoats are so underestimated by the fashion world sometimes. Not only are they practical, but they can be so stylish! Choose one in a bright color if you want to add some color to those dark, rainy days. You can also choose a sleek black one if you don't want to stand out in a crowd too much.

4. Denim jacket


Denim jackets are great for any woman who loves casual outfits. They're a great transitional piece between summer and fall, and fall into winter. They can be as light or as heavy as you prefer, depending on the style. I like a nice light wash denim vest or a dark wash denim jacket.

5. Pea coat



If you don't need anything else on this list, you NEED a pea coat. Pea coats are chic, well-made, and they keep you super warm. They're perfect for those who live in really cold climates. A pea coat is the perfect way to look put together in a second. These coats are definitely worth investing in - purchase a great one now and you won't need another one for years and years, if ever!


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12 October 2014

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How to wear plaids

Fall is officially here, It’s hard to admit but I am really loving it. The spectacular display of colour and the way the leaves cover the ground, make me accept the fact that the summer has gone. Wearing plaids is the best way to embrace the fall in a stylish way. Plaid is all over this season. This is actually a trend that never goes out of style, but this season, in addition to the classic plaid shirts, you can find the tartan print in Ponchos, jackets, dresses and even in bags and shoes.
Bag:Marc Jacobs, Poncho: Delpozo, Jacket: Vivienne Westwood: RTW Fall 2104 (image: Imaxtree)

I’ll never get tired of this pattern (trust me I get tired of things very quickly) because It gives a sophisticated twist to any fall look, especially when pairing it with dark colours. like grey and black.  I can defiantly say that this traditional print is anything but old fashion. Whatever you looking for a comfy and oversized plaid shirt, that nailed the grungy ‘90s look or you want to rock it with a fashionable, edgy piece like the tartan trousers, and even if you are aiming for a classier option, like an elegant checks coat with pairs of heels, plaid has them all, just choose your favourite piece…

Here are some tips of how to wear plaid in a creative way:
Plaid with plaid
For a daring look, you can rock the trend with plaid from head to toe.
Pre - fall 2014 McQ Alexander McQueen

Shirt tied around the waist
Wrapping the shirts around the waist is a great way to add grungy feel.

London fashion week (Harpers Bazaar, Image: Diego Zuko)

The full skirt
 For a girly look with a cool fresh twist wear the romantic plaid skirt with a crop top. 
Eleonora Carisi - NY Fashion Week (Image: vanessa jackman)

Sophisticated plaid 
The ultimate piece for cold season is a wool dress. It's create a softer approach and it always look classy.

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2014 RTW 

Just a touch 
 A plaid scarf is a great way to wear this trend without going overboard.


Author : Liat Neuman - Fashion blogger at Yomanchic

9 October 2014

The Lookout: Fall Hairstyle Trends

With fall right around the corner (I know it pretty much IS fall, but where I'm from isn't cool enough yet!), we fashionistas have got to get our clothes and makeup on point. But what about hair? If you're trying out new trends with your style, your hair should definitely not be left out of the fun. Consider switching up your 'do with some of these hairs trends for the fall!

8 October 2014

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Jenelle W: HOW TO GET READY FOR AN EVENT


In the lead up to the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival I thought I would share with you five of my planning tips to get show ready. These tips are transferable to getting ready for an event like a wedding, ball or big birthday party.

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1. Make sure you are physically ready
I make sure in the weeks prior that I have booked and gotten myself along to the hairdresser to have my hair cut and coloured if need be, booked into get my eyebrows shaped, and later if need be to get my hair blow dried. The beauty of a good blowdry and style is that the look can last you a few days, so you really don’t have to waste time or stress over getting your hair right. I know for one that I feel a lot more put together if my hair is sitting just right.
Other pre-pamper tasks may include getting your nails painted (go for a shade which will carry across your various looks- and no, the “French manicure” is not chic at all). At the moment I am just so over the patterned, OTT cutesy, slogan dressing that has been seen at various fashion weeks for the past couple of years, so I am not partying up my nails. Keep it simple. Elegance never goes out of style.
Alison-Jade-BB-Cream,-Eye-Pencils2. Restock your Cosmetics
Make sure all of your cosmetics are stocked up. Ensure that you have a killer bold lip colour to wear to at least one event, that you have enough foundation and concealer to lighten dark under eye circles.
Exfoliate regularly, particularly the night prior to an event if you plan on taking photos. It will lift the dead skin cells, brighten your face and leave it smoother. Then tone and moisturise. Rose-hip oil is the best overnight treatment.
If need be watch Youtube tutorials and practice to get that eyeliner just right. If in doubt, forget about it. The cat-eye liner can look cool, but only when done right. It can really date your look- something to be mindful of if you are not into the ‘vintage’ thing. If it is not your strong suit, think like Elin Kling- cool Scandinavian and no mascara. That is fresh.
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3. Outfit Plan & Fix
Work out how many events you are going to and make sure that you have outfits planned. If you need to buy a top to go with a great new skirt you bought to wear, find one with plenty of time to spare. And don’t waste a lot of your hard earned cash to buy an outfit for one event. You are smarter than that!
Think as a stylist would, pull as many looks as you need, try them on, snap a phone photo for reference, and save yourself time later worrying about having nothing to wear. Spend the time pre-event eating a snack, as you know it will go right through regular dinner hours.
If you are like me, my heels tend to need new stoppers oh every forth wear, so make sure you take them to the cobblers well in advance, even if you don’t think you will wear them. That one pair of over-worked black heels will be the exact thing you need when you least expect it, so make sure they are good to go.
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4. Know Where To Go and Don’t Drink Too Much
It seems obvious, but any new event you go to that starts after work or anytime around peak hour (which always happens), is going to be a dash to get to. Shorten the stress by pre-working out where to go, where to park and plan your route. If you are out all night, it is worth also looking for a decent restaurant nearby to get dinner.
All events give you drinks; just make sure you have eaten prior to finishing off a few sparkling wines. You never know when you will get to meet someone who’s work you admire, you don’t want to leave a bad impression. I have seen countless events where young bloggers sip drinks on an empty stomach only to get sillier with their selfies as the night wears on. Again, keep it elegant, if you attend as media in particular, you represent your brand, and no one forgets drunken behaviour on a PR list. (Note: Riffling through a gift bag in public is also on the non-elegant list! Wait till you get home and be surprised with your gifts!)
Heart_Bleeker_Sass_Spice5. Check the Tech
Finally, charge your phone and camera batteries, clear your memory cards and do not forget your tickets!


Photographs By: Heidy Saeran, Mario Recchia, Laura Liy and Jenelle Witty

AUTHOR: Jenelle Witty
BLOG: http://www.inspiringwit.com/

2 October 2014

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Street style trends: It's all about the accessories...

As a fashion blogger who breathe and live fashion, the event of the big four fashion weeks (New York, London, Milan and Paris) is always a great source of inspiration
Alongside the runway show, there is also the street style. This event gather together “real" (fashionable) people around the world with an outstanding sense of style, which stimulating me to think more outside the box with my own style.
Nowadays style bloggers become the trend setters and they have a huge impact on the fashion industry. 
This season the accessories were the focal point for all these fashion lover. It was a parade of colourful and bold printed bags, Over the knee boots, Bright sunglasses and of course the sneakers, that were featured everywhere in any colour or print. 

Here are what I picked up from all of these big four cites in the fashion weeks: 

1. Colourful Bags: 

On the street, bold patterns, colourful and vibrant bags were the popular choice. Statement bag are the accessory that every fashionista has to have. From bright red to crazy prints or fur details, like the cute furry monsters,which also seen hanging from some of the most appreciated fashionable pepole in the industry( Anna Dello Russo and Chiara Ferragni).



2. Over the knee boots:

when it comes to the street, over the knee boots have been seen everywhere. It is a wonderful statement piece that spice up the look and and adding a touch of sex appeal and edge to any outfit you choose to wear.



3. Bright sunglasses :

In the sunny days of the fashion month, the bright sunglasses were spotted everywhere by the fashionistas. It is defiantly add a cool and fun element even when pairing them with a classy solid look.  



4. Sneakers:

The sporty shoes has been observed at the street level for quite a while, but seems like this season it becomes the hottest trend.
It’s not only about the comfort - Pulling off the sneakers in a stylish way, gives a chic downtown street style vibe. 


Image credit: Diego Zuko, Kuba Dabrowski, Vincenzo Grillo

Author : Liat Neuman - Fashion blogger at Yomanchic

1 October 2014

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Life, Love, & Shoes



Have you ever bought something that did not exactly fit right, but you decided to purchase it anyway simply because you wanted it too much?

Well, I found myself facing a similar problem a few days ago. I went to the SM Aura shopping mall last Monday to celebrate a friend's birthday. While browsing through a couple of stores, I came across this amazing pair of black spiked slip-ons that I immediately knew I had to have in my closet! Honestly, it was love at first sight.

After trying them on, I could say that they were perfect. The fact that they were spiked and sparkly (a blend of edginess and glamour) really appealed to me. But wait! There was only one problem . . . They did not exactly 'fit'. Darn my size 9 feet!

I asked the store associates if they had a pair in my size, but unfortunately they didn't. Size 8 was the largest size that they had available.

Oh no! What do I do?

Of course, since I wanted the shoes so badly, I decided to make a list of reasons of why I should get them (as opposed to why I shouldn't lol).

1) They weren't THAT tight on me. Sure, they felt a little uncomfortable, but beauty is pain, right? RIGHT?
2) I can always bring an extra pair of shoes with me in case the size 8 shoes started hurting my feet too much.
3) They're spiked.
4) They're sparkly.
5) Need I say more?

However, as I was about to purchase them, my friend told me to walk around the store for a little bit and see if I could tolerate the discomfort that the shoes were causing me. Reluctantly, I agreed.

I spent a good 15 minutes walking around the shop and browsing through the other items. After that, though, I had to give it up. The shoes started to cause me extreme pain! Since they were too small, they were making my toes bend at awkward angles every time I took a step. I guess they weren't "perfect" after all. I guess it wasn't meant to be.

This started to get me thinking about real-life relationships in terms of shoes.

At first glance, it may seem perfect to you. Maybe you'd even go so far as to call it "destiny". So you try it on, hoping for the best, and even though you start noticing that something is wrong, you force yourself to believe that everything is okay as long as you "bear the pain".

After a while, the pain becomes too much for you to handle, but still you try to tough it out. I mean, it's perfect! It's everything you ever wanted! The pain will be worth it in the end, right?

THE ANSWER IS NO. Just like the pair of sparkly spiked shoes that caught my heart, eventually you'll get tired of the pain, and you'll decide that they're no longer worth the agony and the stress that they are imposing upon you. Eventually you'll have to accept that no matter how much you want it, IT DOESN'T WANT YOU. And the worst part is, you'll end up hurting yourself while the shoes remain perfectly intact. 

I wanted the shoes even though they were too small for me. I really, really did. I even made up so many excuses to convince myself they were worth it. In the end, though, I did not end up purchasing them. Because I realized something . . .

THE PAIN ISN'T WORTH IT.

So even though it broke my heart to leave the shoes behind, I knew that one day, I'll find another pair . . . An even better pair. A pair that won't hurt whenever I wear them. A pair that fits just right.

And THAT will be worth it.

"With the right person, you don't have to work so hard to be happy. It just happens, effortlessly."


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29 September 2014

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Fall Beauty Trends for 2014

Now that October is almost upon us, everybody's getting excited in preparation for fall fashion. Since you already know what fashion pieces are must-haves for the fall (if you missed that post, read it here), let's see what beauty trends you should look out for this fall.

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60s INSPIRED                   BARELY THERE


BRIGHT COLORS                     BIG LASHES


DEFINED EYES                     METALLICS


FULL BROWS          GLOWING SKIN





27 September 2014

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Must have pieces for Fall 2014

The great thing about the change of seasons has always been the shopping. I love the Fall fashion mostly because of  the colour scheme, especially the rich hue, the cozy knits and of course buying new pair of boots or more (my favourite part).
So here are 5 key pieces to start the fall with style:
1. Cozy knit:
The oversized sweaters become one of the fall’s most wearable trendthat’s means that you can feel comfortable without neglecting the fashionable appearance. When it’s come to cardigan and sweaters think big. The relaxed fit is the key to be on track. 
2. Sweat pants
I am totally obsessed with this sports luxe trend. Leather jogging pants add a sense of comfortable and it can be easily dressed up or down. For a chic and polish look just wear it with heels and a blazer, or add sneakers and T shirt for a casual yet cool look.
     DKNY, G-Star, Adidas
3. Poncho:
Other fall essential is the poncho. It's a strong statement that instantly upgrade any look. The biggest designer as Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, Sacai and Tommy Hilfiger wrap their models with these cozy throw on blankets. I can't wait to get my hand on this stylish piece

4. Lug sole and platform booties:
Lug sole is also extended this fall. These shoes are inspired by the grunge spirit of the '90s and seems like it's here to stay. This eye catching sharp element can make your outfit standout and create a fashion forward bold statement.especially when you pair it with a classic skirt or dress  forward bold. 
5. Fringe bag:
Fringes are everywhere and it’s truly refined the boho-gipsy look, that are very trendy this season. Bag is defiantly the quickest way to incorporate with the trend without looking like you are trying too hard. I believe that accessories are the key element for the whole look and can make a statement.
 
    Roberto CavalliEdun, Michael Kors



Author : Liat Neuman - Fashion blogger at Yomanchic

23 September 2014

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Kelsey Vickers: Milan Fashion Week 2014 Highlights



I really loved the looks from this line. It was full of feminine, light pieces that seemed to flow seamlessly off the bodies of the models. I especially loved the color scheme of creme, purple, mauve, and green shades. It was gorgeous! 



This line was full of boyish styles and boxy cuts - I loved it! I appreciate any pieces that can be identified as androgynous or menswear inspired. The colors were fairly muted, with the exception of the bright blue ensembles. It was overall super chic.



I absolutely ADORED this line. Inspired by the 70s, it was full of fringe, eye-catching prints, and daring cuts. 





The line this year was inspired by the Spanish influence on Sicily between the 1500s and 1700s. And it was absolutely fabulous! Full of floral embroidered prints, black lace, and red prints. I thought the Spanish influence was an excellent idea and loved what they came up with.




This line was pretty different from what Versace usually goes for. Donatella said that these looks were about a "new, fresh Versace." And she was definitely on the mark! It was full of asymmetrical lines, brighter colors, and mod cuts. I really liked it. 

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To check out the rest of the lineup for the Milan Fashion Week, click here.


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22 September 2014

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Hayley-Eszti: London Fashion Week SS15: My highlights


Tom Ford
This collection was just everything. My favourite collection of the season, and not just because my good friend Jake was part of the hair team. It was sexy, sassy, glam rock and I LOVED it.



Erdem
Tropical and glamorous. I loved the tropical prints, but I also loved the plain black and white dresses that were seen in the collection. From Victorian silhouettes to sultry necklines, the models looked like they were walking down a runway in the amazon and it was a beautiful, fun and interesting show from start to finish. 



Bora Aksu
That purple veil is just my favourite thing. Romantic, and fairytale-esque, the collection was soft and saccharine, with sheer sleeves, crochet and lace detailing and frills, it was delicate and magical.



Antonio Berardi 
I just love the bright oranges and reds that were used in this collection. The collection was diverse, bright and fun, light and airy, and sexy and elegant. With hourglass Silhouettes, to soft and ruffled, this collection featured some absolute dream designs. 


What was your favourite collection of the season? 


BY:BLOG: http://hayleyeszti.blogspot.com.es/


15 September 2014

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THE LETTER: SEPTEMBER


HELLO,  READERS!
First of all there will be no article from Unique fashion week. I accidently caught the cold and I wasn't able to go at events. I am sorry.

I guess all of you have seen updates on the site like our new about page, layout and subscribe. We're growing so fast, all thanks to you!

Our tumblr is now broadcasting all the best from fashion weeks. Check it out! Link is in our sidebar!

And something about our new category Style Log by Kyle! Kyle is very good in writing about style and his articles are helping you to find great style! Stay tuned, more articles to go!


I need a help!

What editors should do:

  • searching for potential writers, contacting them
  • doing pr(mostly commenting on blogs)
  • redacting articles(making them look like this)
  • posting at our tumblr blog
What ML will do for you:
  • you can ask for accreditation as ML Mag editor on fashion events
  • your name will be in our about page
  • you can publish your articles
  • we will write for you recomendation letter, if you'll need one
  • no money sorry its freelance project
How to apply: 
  • Send to nastyakono@gmail.com your name, age and why you want be our editor
  • I will contact you as soon as possible!


Ml is very thankful for all support! 


9 September 2014

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Fashion is an investment, and clothes are like relationships


Fashion is an investment, and clothes are like relationships
This is something I've come to realize throughout the years. In the same way you invest your time and energy into your friendships and relationships, you invest your money into the things that you purchase, and it's only natural that you expect something in return. After all, relationships are two-sided and it's always a "give and take". When it comes to clothes, the thing we should expect from them at the very least is versatility and long-term use. That is why we need to pick and choose which pieces to invest a lot of money in, and which pieces we can get at a cheaper price and lower quality.

Think of it this way. There are some people in our lives that are mere acquaintances because they do not give us anything substantial or beneficial in the long-term, so we pass by them in the halls and say "hi" but that's as far as it goes, because ultimately they have no further use for us. Thinking about it in terms of clothing and accessories, these are the pieces that are trendy and seasonal, which means they come and go in the blink of an eye and so we do not necessarily need to invest a lot of money into them. It's okay to purchase pieces like these at a lower price even if it means that they will tear or break easily, because by that time they're probably out of style anyway. It's just like giving your acquaintances a little bit of your time but not too much, because once the fun runs out, they disappear from your life eventually.

The same principle can be applied to people that are close to you, such as your friends, boyfriends, and families. It's okay to invest so much time, effort, and energy into those relationships because they are durable, long-lasting, and will be beneficial to you for your entire life. These are like the clothes and accessories that are classic and timeless, which means you'll be able to wear them throughout all seasons in a long time to come. Investing a lot of money into these kinds of things is worth it, because in return you are receiving years and years of use. A $50 cardigan, for example, might seem a tad bit overpriced, but if you think about it in the long run, it is actually worth every penny because you will still be able to wear it 10, 20, and even 30 years from now.

To put it simply in "designer" language:


"A limited edition Louis Vuitton Miroir Speedy might seem like a good choice of purchase, but in the end, you'll realize that a classic Monogram Neverfull might just be the better option."

1 September 2014

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Getting rid of the habit of wearing black



A lot of people have e-mailed me telling me how much my blog and my Mode Lab articles inspire them to want to wear bold patterns and prints. The problem is, a lot of them feel hesitant about doing so because they are so used to wearing black and don't know how to wear anything else besides that. 
If you ask me, I'd say that getting rid of the habit of wearing black is like giving up smoking.


Wearing black has become such an ingrained habit nowadays that people seldom strive to try anything "new" anymore. In fact, wearing black is almost as addictive as nicotine.

When we smoke cigarettes, we experience a certain feeling of calmness. Similarly, when we wear black, we get a familiar comforting feeling because we all know that "no one can go wrong with basic black". And it's true -- black always makes us look confident and sophisticated.



However, if you are a fashion-conscious human being (if you're not, you're reading the wrong blog), then I
 must urge you to step out of your comfort zone and experiment a little more with new things.

Giving up "black" is like giving up cigarettes -- you have to take it one day at a time. Don't go into shock by suddenly thrusting yourself into the world of colors and prints. Instead, start slow by incorporating subtle pops of color into your outfits by wearing colored accessories, bags, and shoes. After a couple of months of doing this, you will start to feel more comfortable with colors and be able to wear dresses, cardigans, and jeans in bright and bold hues. Once you've grown accustomed to doing this, you will then start to feel excited about mixing and matching different prints and colors together.





Much like giving up cigarettes, however, there will always be a time where you'll experience a period of withdrawal and go back to wearing the black that you love so much. The good thing about it is that when that time comes, your desire to wear black will merely be a "want" instead of a "need", which means you'll be perfectly comfortable to wear other colors too depending on your mood.


I know a lot of people will disagree with me on this, but I personally find it boring how designers often use black as the predominant color in their collections. Since "everyone looks good in black", isn't it kind of a cheap cop-out to resort to this ancient method of looking good? 
It's like you're admitting to yourself that you do not have a good sense of style or eye for fashion because you only wear something that you know would look good on everyone else too.

BY: KYLE RODRIGUEZ

FROM: The Stylish Bipolar 

(http://www.thestylishbipolar.com/)


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25 August 2014

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Indian Fashion Part 1-Different Variations of the Indian Salwar Kameez




Indian Fashions can be confusing. Between the salwar kameez, shalwar kameez, churidars and parallel suits, it is sometimes hard to know exactly what you want.



Traditional Salwar Kameez

Traditional suit consisting of three pieces: a loose fitting, drawstring pajama like pant, a long, tunic style shirt and a long, complimenting or matching scarf. It is generally accepted that the kameez should come below the knee to the mid-calf region. The kameez is usually fitted throughout the shoulder and bust area and loose from the hips down to the hem. Side walking vents (splits) are added to both sides. Bollywood Fashion (Bollywood is the movie industry of India) tends to depict the salwar kameez with a tight, fitted look along the shoulders and bust areas. Most everyday wearers opt for a bit more room in their suits for comfort and mobility.
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Churidar Kameez Suit
The kameez in this suit is like the traditional salwar kameez suit however, the bottoms are cut close and tight to the leg with a good deal extra length added so the material will wrinkle up around your ankle. This style of pant is called Churidar after the Hindi word for bangles Churi.
Parallel Suit
Parallel suits are an updated version of the salwar kameez,  very popular among the younger generations of Indian women and many Non-Indian women as well. They are also known as a trouser suit or pant suit in Indian fashion clothing. They usually consist of the same three pieces found in a salwar kameez suit; however, this style of suit can be found without a dupatta as well. The difference between the parallel suit and salwar kameez suit is in the cut and style of the parallel suit. It features a trouser like fit through the hips and thighs and can either be straight down to the ankle like a trouser/pant or it can have a slightly flared leg similar to a boot cut pant. The flare can also be very wide depending on the individual suit and  suit wearer’s taste. The most popular choice at this time is the slightly flared look. The pant is often embroidered along the leg or ankle. The top is much shorter than a traditional kameez, and is usually worn above the knee or at hip level. These suits can also be sleeveless, with thin straps, or compeletly strapless depening on the design.


Pajami Style Suit
This style suit is very similar to the churidar suit because it features the same long kameez. The difference is that the pajama (bottoms) does not have as much length in the lower leg and does not wrinkle around the ankle. It is a very slim fitting leg look.

















Afghani Suit
This style suit is basically the same as a salwar kameez suit as it consists of the same three pieces. The difference lies in the cut and style of the suit. The salwars are very loose, featuring a many pleated look. The salwar is very baggy and is often embroidered along the leg or ankle. The kameez is shorter than a traditional suit, ranging from mid-thigh to above the knee. This suit can be sleeveless.


Indo-West Fusion
This term is often used to describe salwar kameez (shalwar kameez) suits that combine both Indian and Western styles and designs.  The parallel suit (as described above) is a good example of Indo-West Fusion and these two terms are often used interchangeably.



















Kurti or Kurta Kameez
Kurti and Kurta are words used to often describe a shorter tunic style shirt. These terms are often used to describe the Parallel Suit. This is very popular and is worn with leggings.




















Patiala Suits or Punjabi Suits

This style suit is famous in the state of Punjab is a type of female trousers which has its roots in Patiala City in the Northern region of Punjab state in India. The King of Patiala in earlier times had its Royal dress as Patiala Salwar. It  has a close resemblance to the pathani Suit which has similar loose lowers as salwars and long knee length top known as kameez. Over the decade the dress now is not worn by men but has classically transformed itself with new cuts and styling into women's Patiala salwar.
The reason why the patiala dress is preferred by most of the women of Punjab and other regions of Northern India is its comfortability and durability in summers. Since the patiala salwar is very loose and stitched with pleats its a very comfortable outfit to wear. Its distinguishing characteristic is folds of cloth stitched together that meet at the bottom. Patiala salwars require double the length of material to get stitched. The fall of the pleats of the Patiala salwar is such that it gives a beautiful draping effect.




Anarkali Suit

It is a combination of a long kurta and bottoms that are usually in the form of a churidar. The kurta is fitted on the bust and normally features large pleats flowing around the legs like an umbrella.
Anarkali dresses owe their name to Anarkali, a famous courtesan in the court of the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar. The story of Anarkali is famous because of her affair with the Emperor's Son Salim, that ended in tragedy when Anarkali was buried alive behind a wall. This style is immortalised by her.
The styling of the dress has evolved over time, with trends ranging from floor lengths to normal length ones that end below the knees. Some newer Anarkali Salwar suits are short to suit the modern generation.


 Each Salwaar Kameez is a Rich Fashion and Historical Tradition of its Own !





AUTHOR: Mary Anthony