Nothing can compare to the grace and elegance shown by the traditional attire of Indian women wearing beautiful dresses. Embroidered saris, aptly described as painting with a needle, are an idea of beauty, rendered with patient labor.
Anarkali suits have the most flattering style for any shape or size, and are also extremely feminine. Fashion repeats itself, and this has been proved correct time and time again. Anarkali suits have recently come back in fashion and are the latest craze with the top celebrities in Bollywood and with those of us in the USA. The flair around the bottom of the Anarkali kurta top looks beautiful and elegant, and the churidar bottom completes the look. This style is usually accompanied a dupatta, which adds pizzazz to the overall look.
She is elegant, very creative and a super mom who is a star in all aspects of her life. From taking care of her kids, to organizing theme events and cooking meals for her family, she is the backbone of her household. It was so much fun to shoot with Rashmi, who graced the Hmaan blog with her beautiful Indian Anarkali outfit. We shot these pictures in her beautiful house. Rashmi has an extensive wardrobe with many beautiful pieces, including Anarkali suits, saris, western outfits, and many more. You name it and she has it!
We are both wearing different styles of Anarkali suits. Rashmi is wearing a more traditional type of suit, which reflects her sense of style, while I am wearing a more contemporary style with a strong contrast.
We have a very similar background, and getting ready together for this shoot was a very fun and fulfilling experience. Getting ready for an occasion or a wedding is an event in itself and involves a lot of pre-preparation: not only selecting an outfit, but also coordinating appropriate make-up and accessories as well. All these years, I have missed getting ready for an event like this with my sisters! With Rashmi, I had just as much fun!
Hmaan: My Anarkali suit was designed by Sonia Singh from New Delhi
Rashmi Kwatra: Rashmi’s Anarkali Suit was a designed by a budding designer in New Delhi