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Indian style outfit in black and white


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.












Sharing with Patti's Visible Monday and Elena's Monday Bloom
Have a nice day!


17 comments:

  1. Wow you look beautiful! I think the black shawl makes it really special. Fun to see this gorgeous building and lovely dresses on the other guests.

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  2. What a lovely outfit and the setting is just gorgeous!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  3. You look stunning in that outfit!!! I love the way you combined black and white, very different and very elegant....everything perfectly matched :) The palace looks lovely, your outfit was very appropriate to the venue of the wedding:):):)

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  4. What a gorgeous setting, Olga - and you look completely beautiful in black and ivory! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  5. You look beautiful! I must admit I'm always drawn to the more colourful; combos but the delicate white shows of your beautiful colouring a treat! x

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  6. Hi Olga. That dress is gorgeous. You look so, so amazing in it. Thank you for sharing thse beautiful wedding party photos.

    Have a lovely day.
    Lenya

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  7. You look gorgeous in this dress! What a party! The palace looks amazing.

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  8. Great gown and modern interpretation. I love off white silk. Awh.

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  9. You look beautiful! Your outfit is stunning and elegant. The pants underneath are a surprise for me...but I definitely love the look. The dress is my favorite. You sure are an expert on gettin' fancied up. :)

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  10. Wow, I love your idea of using the black beaded scarf to add contrast. Your outfit is striking in its simple color and it brings out the gorgeous detail on the dress. The pants also look fabulous. (:

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  11. I am an Indian and I must say, you have carried the outfit excellently.

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  12. I'm so happy to see your post, Olga! I've been thinking about all the bright color I've been wearing the last few years. I'm a whole world away and twice your age, and have been thinking the exact same thing. I'm yearning for some darks and neutrals for a while.
    The national dress is lovely everywhere you turn. The churidar pants are wonderful with your midi-length dress, and you've managed to combine East and West in wonderful ways!
    Thank you!

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  13. Looking very sophisticated and lovely in your black and white!

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  14. You look amazing! I love the outfit, the black and white looks so classy. I won't be surprised if ladies from Indian will be copying your look, xoxo.

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  15. wow this is really a dream! it´s black and white but with all the beautiful embroidery and sparkle its a dream!
    love and kiss,mary

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  16. You are matching well in the majestic athmosphere. Your dress is simple but sophisticated. I love the embroideries and the sticker, sparkling as well.

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  17. Great blog, thanks for all the interesting things here (I found it when I googled 'Tibetan dress' :)). I too love Indian wear but I agree that sometimes it feels like too much! So I was happy to discover a great new brand in India that features plain lines, discreet, beautiful embroidery and fabulously rich colours. It's called White Champa. I wandered into the shop in Shahpur Jat, which is kind of a trendy fashion district in Delhi and it struck me as quite different from most of the others. The designer was there and she told me she'd felt there was a market for beautiful clothes that weren't quite as loud as the usual Indian designer fare, and I think she's right!

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