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What to wear this summer?

With warm temps in full swing, we’re back with another round of seasonal essentials we can’t wait to wear! (If you missed our spring favorites, be sure to check them out here.) Now that it’s summer, you’ll find us living in these comfy staples for the rest of the season. Read on for our budget and splurge-worthy (yet still sensible) versions of each trend. Now, hand us some sangria because we’re ready for outdoor living!

Cool Summer Shirts

Keep things relaxed with oversized polos and textured fifties shirts exemplified by the runway collections of Raf Simons and Louis Vuitton. Balance out this trend with a tailored pant and accessorise with darker wayfarers for a true fifties vibe. This silhouette works perfectly in darker tones as well as powder hues, but contrast is key when combining colours, to sustain a more polished look.

Fashion for working women

A pleated version like this is definitely one of them! Tailored, classic, and definitely not too short, these shorts will keep you cool and are acceptable enough to wear just about anywhere.

Fashion Accessories

Off the shoulder numbers have been cropping (ha!) up everywhere lately, and truly we can’t get enough. Feminine, flirty, and cool in the heat—what’s not to love? If you’re weary about the cropped length, pair it with high waist jeans, shorts, or a skirt to ensure you have enough coverage.

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Blazer Fashion

The blazer is at the top of the list when it comes to versatile wardrobe staples—but they can often get hot and stuffy. Opt for a linen version, which is a bit lighter and airier for summer. Same amount of polish but with a sophisticated, summer vibe.

Amazon India Fashion Week

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Amazon India Fashion Week

Fashion Design Council of India (FCDI) the premier organization responsible for promoting fashion and lifestyle related designs in India and abroad has successfully conducted Amazon India Fashion Week in association with its co-sponsor of the event MayBelline New York for Spring Summer 2016 at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi. Renowned fashion designers from the fashion fraternity showcased their work.

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Amazon Fashion show

The day one of the show was stolen by fashion designers such as Sanjay Garg, Anavila / Vaishali S, Rabani & Rakha / Vineet Bahl, Kavita Bhartia and Shivan & Narresh. The event witnessed more than 100 designer stalls at the exhibition area. Shivan Bhatiya & Narresh Kukreja added spice to the show from theme stimulated by Mexican artist Diego Rivera. The bold designs and collections highly represent a combination of bright colors for sequence of sarees, dresses and swim wears.

Another eye-catching attraction was from fashion designer Sanjay Garg of whom renowned bollywood actresses like Konkana Sensharma has worn his collections and Soha Ali Khan Khemu are his followers. Sanjay Garg spoke about his latest collections that he had done away with curvy outline and kept the profile sparkling, easy with straight and leaning cuts. The theme name was Raw Mango at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016. Sanjay Garg also quoted at the event “It is nice to have them come here and support me. It means a lot.” He further said “The idea was that I didn’t want to use any Cury Silhouette. That is why I kept it all straight. I didn’t tamper it.  All 45 garments were designed around it. I used a little hand embroidery. Not much may be just 5% of the collection, so the rest is woven. This whole collection has been made in Benaras. The border is mashru but it is not cut and attached. There was nothing like mashru saree. So I gave birth to a whole new technique.”  Sanjay Garg quoted. The ramp was equally complimented by Delhi-based group D club.

Hemant & Nandita created bohemian force at the ramp through a set collections dedicated to the spirited traveler. It had long-loose gowns, capes with ample tassel borders, collared shirts and stylish blanket overcoats. It was a mix n match combinations of European prints and nomadic tribes.  Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna also showcased their talent. Their collection wrapped in black & white color with attractive modern profile. There was a great collection for the youth ranging from geometric prints, thin jumpsuits with capes, pencil skirts with rally of textures.

Fashion designers paid tribute to the Benarasi weave designs. The ramp show was based on idea of ‘Born in Benaras’ showcasing the glamorous side of banarasi weaves. The final day of the fashion show was witnessed of renowned designers like Tarun Tahiliani, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Abhishek Gupta, Gauri and Nainika, Alpana and Neeraj, Manish Arora, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Abraham and Thakore, Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

A thank giving speech was given by Mr.Sunil Sethi, President of Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) for participating fashion designers in highlighting Benarasi weaves in limelight.

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Fashion Show Summer 2015

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Coming this May, 2015 is lined up high profile fashion shows to spice up  your summer. One such is Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition by Fashion Diva Exhibitions & Events Pvt. which exhibits high end fashion, jewellery and accessories. The main highlight of the show is the latest collection from manufacturers and distributors. It will showcase work of all elite designers and emerging aspirants. It will showcase traditional, contemporary and modern designs. The show will reveal the latest fashion trends and designs. It will be an ideal place for individual and institutional buyers. The areas of interest will be for wedding planners and prospective brides and grooms for wedding and lifestyle shopping. It will be an opportunity for retail store owners to have premium brands at their stores.  The show will exhibit leading international and domestic fashion brands and retailers. For detailed information of the exhibition and participating in it, visit company’s website at www.fashiondiva.co.in. If you are planning your visit at Kolhapur or Mumbai, Maharashtra, do visit the exhibition to get glimpse of latest fashion trends. The details of upcoming exhibitions in May & June 2015 is as below :

 

May 16, 17, 2015, Residency Club, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

June 19, 20, 2015 at World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, Maharashtra

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SHIRTS

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Shirts Buying Guide

Generally, shirts are bought from shops or malls as and when we visit them. You like a color, pattern or design. You pick up a shirt, go to trial room, if it looks good on you, you buy it. Sometimes, you do shopping specifically for occasion such as an interview, formals or casual wear. This is how we normally do our shopping. The whole purpose is, the costume I choose, looks good on me. That’s fine. But we don’t give adequate attention to some basic points such as fitting, size, colors, styles and brands. These points if you follow wisely while selecting your shirt, will give an incredible look to your whole personality. Let us look as these basics of selecting a shirt for you. A wrong selection, loose fitting or wrinkled shirt gives a message that you are careless about your appearance.

Occasion

You have to be clear with the purpose of buying shirt. Whether its formal, casual or party wear. Formals can also further categorized as your interview, meetings, daily office wear, official parties. For your casual and social party wear, you can choose anything which makes you comfortable.

Colors

The next step is the color of your shirt. For interviews avoid wearing very dark colors such as red and black. Light colors should be preferred, grey or white is a safe choice. For your daily office wear, you have more liberty to choose. Cross checks or plain color shirts of blue, green, black and others. For casual and party wear the choice is unlimited. If you want to look more stylish, get bright and unconventional colors such as pink, dark blue, red etc.

Fabric

Fabric is the most crucial element in buying shirt. No matter how beautiful the design of the shirt or  pattern. It will not last long if the fabric material is not good. Quality fabric comes with a price tag. So be careful about your budget. Better the quality of fabric the longer it will last. It is your one time investment. Given below are the different types of fabrics of shirts.

Cotton

Cotton is the most preferred costumes in Asian countries due to hot and humid climatic conditions. It goes will with all dyeing techniques, is comfortable, and light on body. The only drawback is that it wrinkles soon. Cotton can also be blended with other types of fibers to give advantage of  multiple blend of fabrics.

Silk

Silk is a natural fiber fabric. It is a bit expensive depending on purity of silk used. It is comfortable, stylish and light in weight. It has to be stored carefully and maintained well. It is a preferred costume for special occasions such as parties, wedding functions.

Polyster

It is a machine made fiber. It is cost effective. Ideal for your daily and office wear. It doesn’t shrinks or wrinkles as compared to cotton and after washing it dries fast.

Linen

Linen is an alternative to cotton as your summer wear. It has similar benefits of above fabrics like lightweight, less expensive and comfortable.

Fitting

The elements of a good fitting are your shoulders, collars (neck size), chest, armhole, cuff style, sleeves and length of the shirt. Once you decide the occasion and fabric take care of below points, you will get a stylish fitting shirt.

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Shoulder Seam

This is a crucial part where we often don’t pay much attention. If your seam selection goes wrong the whole fitting of your shirt looks loose. Generally,  manufacturers make shirts large and don’t keep the seam where sleeve is attached to the body, as it should be stitched close to the top of shoulders.

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Collar

The thumb rule is don’t be concerned of the collar / neck size, if you are not using top button of your shirt. But if you are using it, check out the table below :

Shirt                                      Neck

Small                                   13.5 to 14.5

Medium                             14.5 to 15.5

Large                                  15.5 to 16.5


While measuring the collar size, it is measured from the button hole to button when laid flat.  The button should be put as such the two fingers inserted easily.

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CHEST

Chest is another important part of your shirt dressing. It is the main frame where people directly focus.  It has to comfort the areas under the armpit, across the upper back and finally around the chest.  A proper fitting shirt will make you close fitted.

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Arm Hole

The golden rule for a good fitted shirt is, it has a back flit, as is makes the shirt narrow at the waist. As  while tucking in, it forms a curve of the body, giving no excess fabric in between shirts and pants. Generally, all readymade shirts have big armholes so that they fit all range of body types. This is not suggested if you want a perfect fitting. It goes well with people who have bloated tummy not with slim men or maintained tummy. The fitting of armhole has to be such it gives a good range of motion i.e. full movement of your arms.

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Cuff Styles

While getting the cuff done ensure it is sufficiently long to cover the wrists and should come as close to the base of the hand. There are different styles of cuff such as standard, button cuff and French cuff. The standard cuffs are generally with one to three buttons. The French cuff has an additional fabric for folding back as it held’s the cuff links.

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Sleeves

For sleeves the arms has to fill out of sleeves in a manner that no extra material is shown or loose appearance. As said in cuff styles above, ensure while putting the buttons the cuff has to fall right at the base of your thumb. The sleeves of shirts can be long or short depending on the occasion. In Asian countries short sleeve are preferred because of hot and humid conditions. The long sleeves can be between 31 to 33 inches. Always ensure there is no extra material as it will fold down giving an unflattering look.

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Length

The last part of the fitting of your shirt is length. There are two ways to check for proper length of shirt. One, button your shirt but don’t tuck it and see if the tail falls at the back pocket of pant. Two, button up and tuck in your shirt, raise your both arms just above your head to check the tails coming out from pants and if it does so your shirt is bit short. These two are the best and proven methods to check length of your shirt

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Brand

This is the last and most important part. Even if you follow all the above steps correctly, things may not go as per your way, if a wrong brand is selected. Generally, all the branded shirts available at online shopping sites, malls, neighborhood stores offer good quality. If budget is your main concern, then have a closer look at price tags of them. Keep in mind the above points and your budget to buy the best shirt for your special occasion.

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