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The sharara and the gharara are lower garments that are like flared pants. While a variety of such garments were in use in India in the 18th and 19th century, some of the examples shown here were fairly common wear … Continue reading
Notes from Singapore 15 August 1936 and Olympic Gold. Jewellery for a Pretty Girl Lipstick Ladies and my favourite: the waist brooch for a sari.
I have been tied up a bit with a move but tumblr had some queued posts which got posted over the past few weeks. A few sets as usual which I always find useful to demonstrate the persistence of a … Continue reading
Nargis illustrated by colonelhathi at tumblr. I love the daffodils (aka nargis flower) at the side as a finishing touch. And divine blouse. Here are the screencaps on which it is based. Which kind of makes the illustration even more … Continue reading
Diwali Week. As good a time as any to bring out the bling and the little brocade blouse.
The cheongsam doesn’t seem to have influenced fashion in India (perhaps those blouses with stand-up collars?). In Indian cinema they seem to be appear only when the part is Chinese. But here is Madhubala in a cheongsam. Pic source.
I love really intricate blouses for which the sari is the accessory like the one here with its elaborate cutwork. With much thanks to memsaab for letting me borrow this.
A busy blouse on the divine Miss Meena. And the part drape tradition continues to this day 🙂