Women here don't favour black and white combination in outfits. I suppose they find it pretty boring, especially if going to a party. But I don't. Sometimes I get tired of bright loud colours and want something as simple as black and white. In my opinion, this "boring" combo too can look impressive, beautiful and festive.
I am not sure about the name of this Indian style dress, I think it is a maxi-kameez. It is embroidered with beads and metal thread and was in set with salwars (loose pajama-like trousers) and a dupatta (a long scarf) in white. But here I'm wearing it with tight churidar pants which I think suit this kind of dress better and a beads-embroidered black shawl that I bought years ago at the Pakistani fair trade. When I combined the dress with this scarf instantly it looked more interesting. It turned out to be a hard task finding bangles in black, I asked in many shops here and they didn't have any. Luckily I did find one at last that suggested me quite a choice of bangles in needed colour.
I added two glass beads necklaces, one being black and the other one white and a peacock sticker on my shoulder that I bought during my last visit to India.
Dressed up like this I headed to a wedding party that this time took place at the Regal Ball Room of the "Yak and Yeti" hotel. This building is a converted Rana palace and it does look like a palace and has majestic atmosphere. There are large Rana ministers' portrait paintings on the walls as well as numerous old photographs of the members of the Rana family.
Have a nice day!