An Ethnic Serenade


We've all felt the pressures of attending wedding celebrations, whether we've been the brides ourselves or the immediate family members or even just a guest. The age old question of what to wear. And as much as most of us guests and family members would like the bride to shine on her special day, we would not like to be left far behind! And then some of us also have our destination weddings that seem to be quite a thing now. The dilemmas are just never ending!
Also, since I rarely wear Indian outfits, since my Indian outfit wearing events are very limited, I have just a minimal amount of Indian wear that I've always tried to recycle, but it gets to a point where everyone has seen it all, already. So I've always looking to buy new pieces for these functions. That's when I came across, that houses an array of Indian wear like sarees, anarkalis and lehengas that are suitable for a regular occasion to even a full fledged wedding affair, with rates to suit almost all budgets. Since I already have enough sarees at home, thanks to mom, I decided to go in for an anarkali. Like I've mentioned previously, when picking out Indian outfits, I always like to go for the ones that are a little different, and that usually add a Western element to the piece. With that in mind, I browsed through and came across this pretty navy embroidered piece. While it wasn't as Western or different as I wanted it to be, the little jacket like piece on the bodice was good enough I and fell in love with this one.
One of the nice things about their website is that apart from the regular measurements, you have an option to fill in a little detailed measurement chart as well, of your own, to get a better customized fit which works amazingly well, since we all know how bad ill-fitted garments can look! So with my gorgeous anarkali, at this beautiful location, well, I managed to get a ton of compliments and so many "who stitched your outfit" queries, since not everyone believed it was off a shopping website! The length of my anarkali had a mind of it's own and billowed as I walked and I couldn't keep my eyes off it!

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Outfit:, buy here | Flats: thrifted | bangles and earrings: old pieces

Photographs: Patrick Miranda
Location: Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

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  1. I shot a wedding at this place in May of last year and the couple was thrilled! They had the ceremony out on the patio then came inside to a long-table format reception which was perfect. The cake table at Lincoln park wedding venues was backed by some stunning views.