The Guide to Winter Dressing – Indian Fashion
Winter is cold, windy and makes you want to stay indoors covered with a warm shawl drinking hot cocoa. We can’t avoid work, school and everyday activities until the cold is gone so we have to dress to keep ourselves warm and comfortable enough to leave the house.
Here are 3 basic rules you should know before choosing winter clothes;
Replace your light clothes with heavy clothing
In winter, most part of northern India is warm during the day and cold at night. Instead of wearing light blouses, opt for sweater tops made warm materials like cotton. Dress in layers by Wearing warm and woollen leggings under your skirts and dresses. Replace all your sheer cover-ups with heavy ponchos. Long leggings prevent the cold air form touching the bare skin underneath your skirt.
The fabric of your clothes matter
It’s all about the fabric when it comes to choosing the right winter ethnic wear. Opt for warm fabrics like cashmere, wool, velvet and cotton when picking your outfit. Find warm ponchos, capes and throw-owns made of warm fabric to throw over your clothes. Leather clothing is best during the winter season. Leather is thick, warm and prevents cold air from interacting with your body. These materials are 100% raw and organic therefore safe and healthy to wear.
Always wear a jacket
Make sure you’re always wearing a jacket when stepping out in the winter. The cold wind in the winter can be harsh and painful. Jackets made of wind resistant fleece like the soft shell will block the wind and allow your body to breath at the same time.
Keeping warm while in ethnic wear
Indian ethnic wear are preferred by most people regardless of the weather. Many like to respect the culture even when the weather might not allow it. If you love your ethnic fashion, you can dress is to keep you warm in the chilly and windy weather. When paired with the right pieces of clothing, ethnic wear can create the perfect winter ensembles. In the winter, cultural weddings are popular. You have to be prepared to fight the cold weather while flaunting your stylish ethnic attire
Here is how you can dress common ethnic wear in the winter:
Saree anarkali and lehenga
Instead of wearing a usual blouse with your dresses, try heavy jacket s that go well with your saree anarkali and lehenga. When paired with a similar colored jacket made of velvet or pure silk, you can maintain an ethnic look
Black formal jacket s will work with this outfit too. Fuse your Indian wear with a western styled jacket Floor length jackets match with Indian dresses perfectly.
Dressing a kurti in the winter
Get a front-cut kurta jacket that flows up to the knee. Choose a kurta made of heavy materials to make sure your whole body remains warm during this freezing weather.
Dressing a shirt or kurta pyjama ensemble
Kurta pyjama is the most common male attire worn to festivals and weddings. This outfit is light and may not break away the wind. Wear a heavy knee-length sherwani jacket to maintain the look, warmth and comfort during winter celebrations.
Jackets and cover-ups that will go well with your ethnic wear during the winter
Nehru jacket is perfect for a day at the office during the winter. Not only are they fashionable, but they are also warm and for well with the formal setting. Men wear Nehru jackets over light kurta and pyjama pants. Make sure your Nehru jacket id dark colored to keep the warmth inside.
The Nehru jacket can also be worn for social gatherings depending on the cut. Pair a woollen Nehru jacket with a cotton shirt and heavy black jeans. This couture is guaranteed to keep you warm while you’re outside in the winter
For a full winter ethnic look, wear a heavy dupatta over a kurta, saree or lehenga ensemble. Modern dupatta designs are endless. Choose a long dupatta that will cover your shoulders and neck all through to your ankles. Dupattas are classy and elegant and can be worn to every occasion. Wear a phukari dupatta made of khadi over a long layered kurta from Stylecaret to achieve a winter formal look that will keep you warm and comfortable.
It’s popular formal and semi-formal attire in India. The bandhgala can be custom-made with the material and cut of choice. A standard one is velvet-made, thigh length and heavy. It can keep you warm and comfortable while still looking classy when you are at work.
Get yourself a knee-length kurti jacket made of cotton, wool, or khadi. This kurti jacket can be won over any knee-length ethnic dress you choose. Make sure your dress layered for extra warmth.
Western-style jackets that will go well with your ethnic attire
Dark colored trench coats go well with almost every outfit. You can choose the height of your trench coat depending on your outfit. Knee-sized trench’s go well with tops and pants. This look can be worn by both men and women. Trench coats are made of heavy materials like wool therefore good for a windy weather. I would recommend this look for people who travel a lot and those who have filed-related jobs.
Bomber jackets are made with a cotton linen fusion and provide warmth during the winter. Both men and women can wear these with jeans and a warm shirt when they are going out during a cold windy day. It’s very casual do you can’t wear this to work.
Faux – fur jackets
Faux jackets are stylish, comfortable and keep your body warm in winter and autumn. Faux gives your outfit a chic and sophisticated look. You can wear dark-colored fur jackets to work, and bright colored ones to college and social gatherings.
Quilted and puffed jackets
They are convenient if your daily activities require exercise and travelling. They act as wind breakers while keeping you warm at the same time. Puffed soft shell jackets are heavier compared to quilted jackets but they have the same design. You can wear this jacket over a kurta-pyjama and a kurti jeans-ensemble
Now that you know what is best, you can go and get yourself a stylish outfit that will keep you warm and comfortable during the winter.