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Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • RED AND WHITE BOLLYWOOD SAREES FOR A BENGALI LOOK

    Bollywood conjures up images of dancing beauty queens, love triangles, childhood crushes, song and dance spiced up with plenty of melodrama. But what we forget is that among all that jazz, there is one common element defining all the movies - the quintessential Bollywood style. Choose from the many elegant online Bollywood sarees and redefine your Bengali look this poila baisakh saree.

    Classic Bengali Woman

    Fashion in India has been influenced by Bollywood for over a century, including Bengali tradition. Some of the industry's most glamorous stars have donned the classic red and off-white sari reminding us all of how chic classic Bengali sarees can be - simple, sophisticated and stylish.

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    Traditionally the sarees that had a classic red border were all either cotton printed sarees, handloom saris, pure silk saris, tussar or cotton-silk sarees. Dhakai Jamdani designs scream traditional Bangladeshi but even these are in half and half styles.

    These days there are variations of this design that come in different shades of red combined with white, ivory, cream and beige.

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    Today the white with red border saree has come a long way and it has become quite the style symbol, thanks to Bollywood divas, like Bipasha Basu and Sushmita Sen. To complete the typically traditional Bangladeshi Bengali look of this saree, a red bindi is put on the forehead.

    Modern Bengali Woman

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    Nowadays, they're available organic linen as well as the modern half and half sarees in art silk and chiffon. If you're a Bengali fashionista who wants to look trendy in a red saree on Poila Baisakh 2016, then wear these and be a trendsetter.

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    The modern Bengali woman in you can flaunt this trendy look at other major festivals like, Durga Puja and for party wear sarees all through the year. These contemporary sarees are made from affordable art silk and trendy supernet fabrics with a traditional touch.

    Designer Bengali Woman

    When it comes to Bengali fashion designers, one that we must mention is Sabyasachi Mukherjee. He quickly earned the name, 'Saree God',  and has draped his dazzling designer Bollywood sarees on beauties like Rani, Kajol and Vidya.

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    When it comes to Bengali and Sabyasachi sarees, we must mention Vidya Balan, who may be Tamilian, but her first movie was Bengali, called Bhalo Theko (2003).

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    She looked so ravishing and convincingly Bengali in all her sarees for her Bollywood premiere and hit movie Parineeta (2005).

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    Other big celebs who love Bengali and Sabyasachi sarees are Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and the sweetheart of Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit; remember how they both sizzled in their red and off-white Devdas sarees, while dancing to the song "Dola Re Dola" in the blockbuster movie?

    Discover tasteful Bollywood sarees online from Simaaya Fashions e-store. Shine at your next festival gathering or party in red and white and step out looking like one of our Bengali Bollywood divas. Complete your look with women's accessories from our online store with a sparkling party clutch bag, and a American diamond statement neckpiece, and a broad smile!

  • What Colour Lehengas Are A Good Choice This Season

    For an Indian woman, western wear maybe the preferred day to day attire. However, when it comes to dressing up for an evening do, a marriage or other family or social occasions, it is eastern wear that rules the roost and to say nothing when the woman is getting married. It is only the pretty lehengas that will make them complete and a beautiful bride on the big day. Here are some unique lehenga colors to choose this season.

    Majestic Marsala

    Even though it is a shade of red, the earthy, rich and glamorous color makes it a stand out feature of lehengas. This color is making a splash this season and can be great in itself without too much embroidery or heavy work.

    Tasteful Tangerine

    Tangerine is the in color in practically everything -be it clothes, nails, bag or shoes. Therefore, a tangerine lehenga is the order of the season. Offset the tangerine with gold detailing or the color of roasted almonds.

    Blazing Blues

    Blue is a color that emanates coolness and calmness. Therefore this color is very much a great choice for the excited brides this season. The royal blue lehenga can have golden or silver detailing which will give it a classic combination. Equally great are the scuba blue that is fun, fresh and young.

    Alluring Aquamarine

    There are some colors that give you the impression of a diva. Aquamarine lehengas are just that and also makes you the cynosure of all eyes. Leave everyone spellbound with a sheer fabric that will flatter your figure and make you stand out in a crowd.

    Gratifying Grays

    While this may not be the ideal choice for your wedding day, you can turn many heads with the grey lehengas on other functions. If grey is a bit too monotonous for you, then it can be brightened up with splashes of yellow, blue or pink.

    Calming Custard

    While the color is very light and soothing, it can be the perfect attire to wear when you want to be a stand out bride. Pair the custard lehenga with red, orange and blue detailing.

    The colors mentioned here is the top trending of the season and they are versatile for wearing as a bride or a bridesmaid. Just be confident and you will carry off the dress like a fashionista.

     

     

     

  • All You Need To Know About Hot Colours in March

    March is a season, when the weather is fast changing and hot and humid winds have replaced cold winds. We bring to you some of the hot colors that you must indulge in this month.

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    A season to bid goodbye to fresh juicy oranges, keep it fresh in your fashions. Choose your outfit with this hot color and look glamorous in the coming beach party. What say? If you are having your wedding too, this color will never let you down.

    Icy Pink

    A softer and cooler hue to match the spirit of March, icy pink is a shade that allows you to look extremely elegant and charming rather than being loud. This romantic color will always remain in fashion. So, let your imaginations play with your favorite dress. A big gown, an evening dress or a simple sari with silver embellishments, all will make you look simply enchanting like a princess. You can also give a bold touch to your look by opting fuschia pink.

    Cool Blue

    One of the most refreshing shades to pick, you can settle for sky blue or aquamarine. Blue is a shade that helps in proving calmness and sharpening random thoughts. Whether you are choosing a designer lehenga or a suit or simply a sari from Simaaya, this shade suits every complexion and everyone possibly can carry this color. So, start experimenting!

    The Mellow Yellow

    This is a shade, that makes you look absolutely cheerful and charming. You need to select the shade with extreme care, looking into the color of the complexion. Buttercup yellow is a color that suits fair and those having a dusky skin. Dresses with plain shade or with prints look absolutely beautiful. If you are opting for a sari, then go for the ones with silver border as both the colors compliment each other’s well.

    Red is the classiest of the colors, which goes well in every season, whether it be summer or winter. If you are opting for a bridal dress, this is a hue that will never fail and break your look.

    So, come on and flaunt your style this March!

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • MESMERIZING BRIDAL LEHENGAS AND WEDDING SAREES

    Wedding traditions differ in a country as diverse as India. There are so many languages, religions, ethnic groups, and social classes, that no two weddings are ever the same, even in the same city. So we have selected some bridal lehengas and wedding sarees that work well across the various cultures in India.

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    Why wear wedding attire that should be memorable; after all the clothes are worn for just one day? Weddings are where two people are united to bond for life, so traditional celebration is called for. This is why stylish wedding lehengas that are trendy and traditional are popular with brides today.

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    Looking mesmerizing and more beautiful than she ever has before on her wedding day is a tall task for most brides, because there is a whole host of designer Indian clothes online to choose from. When you go shopping for your wedding lehenga you can’t go wrong with a heavy silk, brocade, zari worked one that is steeped in centuries of tradition.

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    Believe me; nothing is more essential than the bride's lehenga. The colours range from red, green and gold. Bridal wear is usually heavy, hand-crafted, unique, designer and very expensive, but now heavy lehengas can also be found online, at affordable prices. Big choices mean more variety and allows you the freedom to bedazzle everyone either in a traditional or a modern style, or pick both.

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    We must not forget that the modern bride today is looking for lighter options. So we have plenty of lehenga online fabricated from georgette and net fabric for you to choose from. Feast your eyes on these vibrant bridal lehengas with a modern touch! Pink, purple, orange, red and cream are the ideal colours for a wedding lehenga, that look glamorous with zardosi, stones, zari work. For those of you who want a more sober and elegant look, go for timeless styles in raw silk and dupion silk lehengas with sequins and resham embroidery, like this one in fuchsia.

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    Simaaya Fashions has a mesmerizing online collection of wedding wear, that include Kanjeevaram South silk sarees and Banarasi silk sarees. Our vast collection of wedding attire is exclusive with one-of-a-kind pieces. After we established a name for ourselves as the perfect retail store for bridal shopping, we have gone online for our customers. Look divine on your wedding day adorned in a bridal lehenga online and check out wedding sarees from our e-store, that is growing into one of the most renowned online bridal lehenga stores in Kolkata!

  • The Top Summer Dressing Tips From Fashionistas

    Temperatures are already soaring and summer is a time, when your wardrobe needs to get a fresh look. Although you might be anticipating what to wear each day to get a new look, we present to you some summer dressing tips to follow.

     Check your Fabrics

    Cotton is extremely comfortable to wear in summer months and what’s better than slipping into a white shirt and denim? Linen too can be considered as a good choice as it is breathable and has a better longevity than cotton. There is a notion that silk is not for summer, but this natural and cooling fabric is a smart option to choose. So, next time you go out for a party, you can surely wear your designer silk sari or a short silk dress.

     Well fitted Printed Dress

    Choose an outfit which allows you to stay comfortable. Do not wear things that are too tight fitted to your body. Wear a well fitted dress in white, black or even you can go for summer shades like yellow or orange. Go for floral prints that are perfect for the season. A long maxi dress in blue will make you look absolutely cool.

    The Right Glare

    Adorn that funky look by playing with your sunglasses. You can go for oversized frames, as this will not only protect your face, but will act as a statement piece. Aviators still remain in the top for the fashionistas though!

     Dhoti Pants/ Harem

    This slouchy piece is surely something that will increase the style quotient of yours, this season. You can go for solid shades or even printed patterns look absolutely eye-catchy. Pair it with a smart tank top or so and you will look glamorous indeed.

    Accessorize Rightly

    With summer, it’s time to get back to handcrafted items.

    • A big hat will protect your hair against the strong UV rays.
    • Jute or straw bags can enhance your look for sure
    • You can always go for a neck piece or an ear cuff, that will act as a statement piece
    • Colorful or printed belts will look smart indeed

    Use Minimal Make-up

    Apply a good sunscreen and a light foundation which will not melt away. Carry some of the items for quick touch ups and a skin wipe which will keep you fresh for long hours.

    With these dressing tips you can surely rock this season, don’t you feel so?

  • HOW TO GIVE PIZZAZZ TO YOUR ETHNIC OUTFIT WITH STATEMENT JEWELLERY

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    Big, bold and beautiful jewellery is here to stay. If you can't resist statement jewellery, the chances are that you'll love them in trendy Indian designs too. Whether you are the bride, a bridesmaid, or going to a friend's wedding, there's no better way to make a bold statement and up your glam quotient than by wearing big bling in gold, pearls and gemstones the Indian style!

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    Love gold and heirloom jewelry? Why not combine the two and make an antique statement? Keep the sentimental feelings rooted by wearing Indian heirloom pieces at your wedding. Or buy similar jewelry online that is more affordable and resembles heirloom designs. Stand out from the crowd by being different.  Wear a gorgeous statement necklace with elephant design, or pick out a ruby and gold necklace for an elegant look.

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    Indian brides and guests alike love wearing mehendi or henna designs to offset their Indian ethnic wear and manicures. Statement rings on both hands can complete this traditional look. Add bling to your hair, ankles and even toes for even more ethnicity.

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    When your ethnic outfit already has plenty of bling, you need to add the bear minimal with a single piece of statement jewellery. We recommend a large silver bracelets with heavy vintage style coral and turquoise clusters. If you love Indian motifs on gold-plated jewellery pick a wide, mesh bangle from Simaaya.

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    Look elegant in green and gold. Wear a black or white saree or Indo-Western gown with a statement jewellery necklace set from Simaaya's e-store. Or, match a kundan and emerald coloured necklace with green and gold gini work bangles for a trendy look.

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    Love danglers? Don a pair of huge pearl embellished jhumkas, long traditional double jhumkas, or golden chandelier style jhumka earrings. Wow everyone teaming any of these with a heavy Indian salwar suit design, such as a white anakali or abaya suit.

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    Look graceful by combining a statement necklace and matching jhumki earrings to give that Indian bridal ensemble some class. If you are bold and stylish enough, you can even don a necklace on your forehead and go to a wedding, even when you're not the bride! Just remember to pick one that goes well with the rest of your jewellery.

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    Today the modern bride is also a fashionista on her big day; she wants to be seen in statement maang tikas on her forehead or hair. Out of all Indian wedding jewelry worn by the bride, the most distinguished are the maang tika and mangalsutra with beads. Find these and many more trendy designs of fashion jewelry online from Simaaya Fashions.

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    Diamonds are a girl's best friend, especially when you choose to wear Indo-Western outfits or sarees. American diamond designs for necklace sets are all the rage, such as these from Simaaya.

  • Colour Trends In Spring Summer

    Spring is a time, when air speaks of romance. If you are looking for the color that are in trend this Spring and Summer months, then surely take a peek to this blog so that you can add a splash of these hues. Pastel shades remain in fashion as always.

    Coral Pink

    Inspired by sea, coral can be a good option to choose. A new softer pink, this color is perfect for the season. Not only does it enhance the look of your skin, but also looks bright and yummy. If you want it to make this color work as a statement piece, then you can opt for light blazer or even ballerinas or wedges. To keep it less, you can use this shade in your make-up too. This trendy color will surely pull off a bold look for you. If you are thinking of pairing it with other shade, then go for plum, white or even chocolate brown.

    Burgundy

    Red continues to remain the favorite for the newlyweds and bridal collection, because it flatters all skin tones perfectly. This eye-catchy shade is simply hot this season. The shades that go well with it are white, grey, black and even certain shades of blue. Whether you are opting for a western or an ethnic wear, this will be a good color to check out for sure. You can keep the tone in minimalism by wearing ankle boots or even sandals of this shade. For office-wear you can simply go for an embroidered kurti teamed with a burgundy lip color from Simaaya.

    Teal Blue

    One of the most fashionable colors this season is the teal blue shade as you can often see celebrities flaunting their curves in this shade. A classy and a refined shade, this is for them who prefers to stay away from neon shades. A perfect tone to rock an evening party, this color might be risky, if you do not know the tricks to play with it. You can surely team this up with black, white or steel grey. For playing safe, you can go for solid shaded dress or lehenga. Moonstone blue is also in trend.

    Butter Yellow

    Representing a gleeful mood, this has a creamy look. The perfect pick to flaunt this season, if you are not afraid to experiment, come on and try this shade. You might pick up some elements of your wardrobe in yellow too like a belt of a bag.

    So, be in trend this season and show off the stylish you! What say?

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